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Smog and pollen: Double-whammy for 127 million Americans

About 40% Americans live in counties where a “double whammy” of unhealthy levels of smog and ragweed pollen — both tied to climate change — combine to threaten respiratory health, a Natural Resources Defense Council report released Tuesday finds. “Today, 127 million Americans live … Continue reading

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Colorado, Arizona, Indonesia: Wildfires and Air Quality Concerns

Recent wildfires in Indonesia and the USA have been making the headlines – how will these deadly and destructive blazes affect us? In Colorado, a series of fires have been blazing across the state since June 10th resulting in deaths, … Continue reading

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Possible hazardous air quality in county

Air quality in portions of Cochise County could be considered hazardous because of the potential for heavy smoke from three fires burning near Cananea, Mexico. Air quality in part is defined by measuring the amount of particulate matter (a measurement … Continue reading

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“State of the Air” report finds improvements in U.S. air quality, but smog problems persist

Are you living in a state or city that has earned an “F” in air quality? The American Lung Association has released its annual “State of the Air” report that details which parts of the country have the cleanest air … Continue reading

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Maricopa County: Monday is ‘No burn day’

The Maricopa County Air Quality Department issued a “No burn day” for Monday, which restricts wood burning in fireplaces and other devices, because of the likelihood of high air pollution. Maricopa’s air quality department will send inspectors to businesses and … Continue reading

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