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Air pollution dogs North Pole as residents get on with life 

Idling vehicles puffed out exhaust, and a haze lingered around the Safeway grocery store parking lot Tuesday. Jan Kreischer, who sells crafts, held her breath as she dashed through the parking lot to get into the adjacent mall. It was her … Continue reading

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Smoke pollution will worsen tonight and taper off in the morning, forecasters say 

Air quality is expected to diminish tonight as a temperature inversion intensifies, but improve by mid­day Tuesday when scattered clouds roll in, according to the Fairbanks North Star Borough air quality office and the National Weather Service. A Stage 2 … Continue reading

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Air pollution at record levels in North Pole Monday

A North Pole monitoring station recorded a record bad air day Monday, based on the Fairbanks North Star Borough’s preliminary data. As an inversion continued to trap cold and polluted air in the Tanana Valley Monday, the air quality was … Continue reading

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Wood stoves, extreme cold blight air at Alaska’s North Pole

Santa may need more than Rudolph’s bright nose to get through the grimy North Pole atmosphere. North Pole, Alaska – the Fairbanks suburb, not the spot at the top of the globe – has posted some of the nation’s worst … Continue reading

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Air quality warnings persist in Fairbanks North Pole

Air quality warnings have accompanied a stretch of cold weather this week, but those advisories won’t necessarily count against a federal mandate to limit local pollution levels. Borough air quality technician Jim McCormick said early Wednesday afternoon that air quality … Continue reading

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