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There’s an air quality alert in Washington, the sky is hazy and it’s February. What’s going on?

Ordinarily when air quality alerts are in effect, the air is muggy and oppressive, as if you could cut it with a knife. The overwhelming majority of these alerts happen between June and August. But Feb. 4, the air was … Continue reading

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Unhealthy air quality forecast Thursday and Friday

Air pollution is forecast Thursday to reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups, including children, the elderly, and people with asthma, heart disease or lung disease. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a “Code Orange” alert across the Baltimore … Continue reading

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Maryland Under Code Orange Air Quality Alert

As temperatures remain high in the region, the quality of air may become dangerous for the vulnerable population. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Baltimore metro … Continue reading

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Almost half of Americans live with unhealthy levels of air pollution

Nearly half of all Americans live in areas with unhealthy levels of air pollution, according to an American Lung Association (ALA) report released Wednesday. Nearly 148 million people live in areas where smog and soot particles make it unhealthy to … Continue reading

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Study Shows Maryland Worst State for Early Death Related to Air Pollution

Long-term exposure to air pollution leads a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a study on the impact of air quality on health. In a study released in late … Continue reading

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Heat Prompts Code Orange Air Quality Alert In Baltimore Area

As temperatures remain high in the region, the quality of air may become dangerous for the vulnerable population. The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Alert for Tuesday in the Baltimore metro area. Meteorologist … Continue reading

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Air Pollution Tracked By Planes Means Better Satellite Air-Quality Monitoring

Anyone who’s ever driven down Interstate 5 in central California’s Kern County knows about the smell. The one that penetrates cars despite closed vents and windows. Wafting from an adjacent cattle ranch, the largest on the West Coast, the well-known … Continue reading

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Code Orange air quality alert for Friday

The Baltimore area has reached Code Orange air quality and as the mercury rises, the air quality is forecasted to be unhealthy. Residents are advised to limit outdoor physical activity, as the air pollution levels can be particularly harmful to … Continue reading

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