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Gasping for air in Kabul

In winter, Afghanistan’s capital city, Kabul, is not for the faint-hearted—below-zero temperatures are not uncommon and snowfalls are frequent and sometimes heavy. With an average temperature of -1°C, January is the coldest month, with occasional drops to -25°C. Located at … Continue reading

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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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Bad air quality along Utah’s Wasatch Front causes more than 200 pneumonia cases each year

Air pollution trapped by winter inversions along Utah’s Wasatch Front, the state’s most populated region, is estimated to send more than 200 people to the emergency room with pneumonia each year, according to a study by University of Utah Health … Continue reading

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Flouting the law aggravating air pollution, killing thousands 

The winter is coming and once more days of choking smog are awaiting city dwellers in metropolises of Iran. A great deal of air pollution in Tehran and other big cities is blamed on a phenomenon called inversion. Inversions occur … Continue reading

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Utah lawmakers push for plan to improve poor air quality 

A bipartisan group of Utah lawmakers announced plans Thursday for a series of environmental proposals to fix the state’s poor air quality, which was so bad in the Salt Lake City area this week that some students were prevented from … Continue reading

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Air quality in Salt Lake County reaches red level

The air quality in Salt Lake County has reached red levels, according to the Utah Department of Environmental Quality. UDEQ bumped the air quality level into the “red” zone Wednesday afternoon, meaning the following people should limit outdoor activities or … Continue reading

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What does inversion mean for you health? 

It happens in Utah every year in the winter – inversion. Even though it only affects Utah a few months every year, what does this mean for your health? The Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment said it’s estimated that … Continue reading

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Utah will welcome 2017 with bad air and broken pollution monitors 

Inversion brought by chilly weather will stay until a storm blows out stagnant air. Utah’s first major pollution episode of the season likely will be sticking around to ring in the new year, but equipment failures are already interfering with … Continue reading

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