User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
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State highway reopens in Moffat County after wildfire is contained 20.8.2017 Denver Post: Local
State Highway 13 was closed in both directions Saturday north of Craig because of a wildfire, the Colorado Department of Transportation announced on Twitter.
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Study: Fines for illegal pollution plummet under Trump 11.8.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Fines for illegal pollution have plummeted under President Donald Trump, according to analysis by an environmental advocacy group.
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Amid California’s toxic dumps, local activists go it alone 7.8.2017 Current Issue
The call themselves promotoras, and they’re starting to see results.
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Boulder author warns of more “megafires” on nation’s horizon 6.8.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
The book is "Megafire," by Michael Kodas, to be published Aug. 22 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. Kodas is the deputy director of the Center for Environmental Journalism at the University of Colorado.
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EPA praises progress on cleaner air amid regulatory rollback 3.8.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt on Wednesday praised significant improvements in the nation's air quality, even as he moves to roll back regulations aimed at making further gains.
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15 states appeal EPA delay of stricter air-quality standards 2.8.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
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Op-ed: Summer air quality: What you see and what you don’t 30.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Think of poor air quality in Salt Lake City, and you likely think of winter temperature inversions and associated particulate matter (PM) pollution. Temperature inversions are a function of our topography with the Wasatch and Oquirrh mountain ranges to the east and west of the Salt Lake Valley. With 80 percent of Utah’s population (and their associated motor vehicles) living and commuting between Ogden and Provo, the resultant tailpipe emissions, along with other air pollution sources, get trapp...
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Wildfires threaten French Riviera, inadequate aircraft cited 27.7.2017 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Backed by planes dropping water and fire retardant, more than 1,000 firefighters battled wildfires Wednesday that billowed smoke into the sky over France's southern Cote d'Azur coast and forced the evacuation of at least 12,000 people.
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Use of toxic firefighting foam contaminated water and soil south of Colorado Springs, U.S. Air Force admits 26.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
U.S. military operations at Peterson Air Force Base east of Colorado Springs contaminated water and soil with perfluorinated chemicals contained in firefighting foam, military officials acknowledged Tuesday as they unveiled results of a nine-month investigation.
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House approves delay of Obama-era smog reductions 19.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The House voted Tuesday to pass a Republican-backed bill delaying implementation of Obama-era reductions in smog-causing air pollutants. Lawmakers voted 229 to 199 to approve the Ozone Standards Implementation Act of 2017. The measure delays by eight more years the implementation of 2015 air pollution standards issued by the Environmental Protection Agency under the prior administration. The bill also makes key technical changes that environmentalists say will weaken the Clean Air A...
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Blaze burns giant trash pile at Waste Management facility in Commerce City 18.7.2017 Denver Post: Local
Several fire units are battling a huge fire outside the Denver's Waste Management facility that is sending a giant plume of black smoke into the air.
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Tata Motors and Mahle to develop prototype secondary loop air conditioning system 17.7.2017 B & C – The Navhind Times
In the newly designed SL-MAC system, at the initial stage of cooling, alternative refrigerants first cool the secondary fluid, followed by the secondary fluid cooling the temperature inside the vehicle cabin Two of the top giants in the automobile industry, Tata Motors and Mahle which feature among the top 20 largest suppliers have signed a joint ...
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Utah forecast: Hot now? Hotter yet this weekend, and pollution on the rise 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s not often you can watch Wasatch Front thermometers flutter into the upper-90s — and call that a cooling trend. But highs on Thursday and Friday are just that, compared to the triple-digit temperatures ahead for northern Utah this weekend. The Salt Lake and Tooele valleys combined party cloudy skies, occasional thunderstorms and rain showers with daytime highs ranging in the mid- to upper-90s on Thursday and Friday. However, clear sunny skies will usher in 101-degree highs in Salt Lake City ...
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Utah physicians group alarmed by studies linking more deaths to air pollution 13.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
An association of Utah doctors is calling for more stringent limits on air pollution in light of new evidence they say shows air quality is more critical to human health than once thought. Denni Cawley, executive director of Utah Physicians for a Healthy Environment, said her group would like to see state leaders reconsider their plans for growth in light of recent studies. The advocacy group had scheduled an early-afternoon news conference on Wednesday to highlight the issue. The physicians po... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Thunderstorms and severe winds expand uncontained Peekaboo wildfire 8.7.2017 Denver Post: News: Local
Fire crews diligent work has stunted the growth of several of the large fires in northern Colorado while erratic winds have pushed the blaze of Colorado’s largest wildfire out of control.
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Air pollution spikes to 20 times above health standard in Weber County with July Fourth fireworks 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As residents celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, state air-quality monitors reported spikes in particulate pollution at several Wasatch Front locales. Weber County was the hardest hit, with particulate matter soaring to 790 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 20 times more than acceptable standards. Other counties registered high numbers as well — 128 micrograms per cubic meter in Utah County, 77 in Davis County, and 50 in Cache County. Salt Lake City, which saw the highest spikes last year ...
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Air pollution spikes in Weber County with July Fourth fireworks 6.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
As residents celebrated Independence Day on Tuesday, state air-quality monitors reported spikes in particulate pollution at several Wasatch Front locales. Weber County was the hardest hit, with particulate matter soaring to 790 micrograms per cubic meter, nearly 20 times more than acceptable standards. Other counties registered high numbers as well — 128 micrograms per cubic meter in Utah County, 77 in Davis County, and 50 in Cache County. Salt Lake City, which saw the highest spikes last year ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Smoke spreads across Colorado from wildfires 4.7.2017 Headlines: All Headlines
Hot and dry conditions have led to multiple wild fires burning across Colorado, and fire crews across the state are working to get them under control.
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D.C. appeals court orders EPA to move ahead with methane rule 4.7.2017 Denver Post: All Political News
A federal appeals court in Washington ruled Monday that the head of the Environmental Protection Agency overstepped his authority in trying to delay implementation of an Obama administration rule requiring oil and gas companies to monitor and reduce methane leaks.
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How fireworks could cause Wasatch Front air quality to deteriorate 3.7.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
With some wildfire smoke already swirling around the Wasatch Front, air quality experts say fireworks are the last thing the Salt Lake Valley needs this weekend. Fireworks are typically a localized, temporary problem for air quality, said Bo Call, who oversees monitoring in the state Division of Air Quality (DAQ). Though usually short-lived, the smoke from fireworks has caused air quality to worsen, reaching the “very unhealthy” or “purple air” range for a few hours on the evening of July Fourth... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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