User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Jun 26 2016 05:41 IST RSS 2.0
 
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State officials issue air quality alert for unusually sensitive people 26.6.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
Colorado's air quality prompted an alert for unusually sensitive people that's in effect until 4 p.m. Sunday.
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Gas prices holding steady in Colorado 20.6.2016 Denver Post: Business
Crude oil's decline has counteracted the summertime price hikes caused by demand, resulting in stable prices at the pumps, according to GasBuddy.com data released Monday.
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The EPA has deemed the drinking water toxic in these three Colorado towns 16.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Invisible toxic chemicals are contaminating drinking water for 80,000 people south of Colorado Springs, one of 63 areas nationwide where the chemicals widely used to fight petroleum fires have been measured at levels the EPA deems dangerous.
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Deputies: Gator drags toddler into water near Disney resort 15.6.2016 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Authorities are searching for a child who was dragged into the water by an alligator near Disney's Grand Floridian Resort & Spa in Orlando.
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Colorado studying the health effects of fracking 15.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • New data on air pollution from fracking wells in Colorado will be a big help in assessing whether the emissions are harmful to human health, state officials say. A three-year study released Tuesday measured methane — a greenhouse gas — and ozone-causing compounds that were released from new natural gas wells in western Colorado. The research, by Colorado State University professor Jeff Collett, didn’t measure the emissions’ health effects, but state officials will use the data in comput...
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CSU releases study on air pollution created during oil and gas production 15.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Colorado State University scientists on Tuesday unveiled measurements of oil and gas industry air pollution in western Colorado under a $1.7 million Garfield County contract, partially funded by companies, including emissions of methane, 48 volatile organic compounds and cancer-causing benzene.
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Scientists to report results of fracking air pollution study 14.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Scientists are about to report the results of a three-year study of air pollution from western Colorado fracking wells.
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Don’t Miss: Giant, inflatable rabbits light up Denver’s tallest buildings 14.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Arts Brookfield, one of downtown Denver's biggest landlords, is going huge with its art exhibits this month, installing artist Amanda Parer's giant, inflatable rabbits in front of its two tallest buildings.
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Op-ed: Thank EPA, not Utah delegation, for what progress has been made 10.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah’s congressional delegation fervently embraces an unchallenged notion: The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is an agency that’s terrible for the state, strangling business and blocking progress. But here’s the truth: If you care about the health of our families and communities, you should be enormously grateful to the federal EPA. Its programs have kept Utah’s compromised air from being much, much worse. Apparently, our four representatives and two senators are competing to see who can s...
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Marathon to cut air pollution from Detroit refinery 10.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Detroit • Marathon Petroleum and the federal government have reached an agreement that that calls for the Ohio-based company to reduce air pollution at a refinery in southwest Detroit. Some residents living near it have complained about pollution from the facility. “The Detroit area has one of the highest asthma rates in the nation,” EPA Regional Administrator Robert Kaplan said Thursday in a joint news release with the U.S. Department of Justice. “(The) agreement is a step in the right directio... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Visitors, penguins evacuated from Utah aquarium 5.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Visitors and penguins at the Loveland Living Planet Aquarium in Draper were evacuated Saturday afternoon after two air conditioning units overheated, officials say. Unified Fire Authority received reports about 1 p.m. of smoke in the building, 12033 Lone Peak Parkway, mainly near the penguin exhibit, Capt. Dan Brown said. Visitors were evacuated from the building, and 16 penguins were taken from the exhibit to a refrigerated area, Brown said. There was no fire, Brown said, but officials found t... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Editorial: Regional haze decision reflects recreation's growing power 4.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The recreation economy claimed a big win over the extraction economy this week when the Environmental Protection Agency decided to require an additional half billion dollars worth of pollution controls on the two Emery County coal-fired power plants that supply most of Utah’s electricity.  The nearly 50-year-old Clean Air Act includes provisions for achieving pristine air over national parks and wilderness areas. After a long and contentious process, EPA chose the option that requires Rocky Mo... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Navy Blue Angels fighter jet crashes near Nashville, Tenn. 3.6.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
The Navy says a Blue Angels F/A-18 fighter jet has crashed near Nashville, Tennessee, where the team is scheduled to perform at an air show this weekend.
Rocky Mountain Power weighs legal options as EPA mandates pollution controls at Utah coal plants 2.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
After years of delay, the Environmental Protection Agency has decided to require two coal-fired power plants in Utah to install additional pollution controls in order to improve visibility at nearby national parks. Utah must be in compliance with the federal plan within five years of the EPA’s Wednesday decision — but that may not be the final word on the matter. Rocky Mountain Power, which owns the power plants in question, is weighing legal options. And the state asserts that its own plan is l... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Haze obscures Colorado mountains, stars as pollution wafts into wilderness 2.6.2016 Denver Post: Local
The yellow-brown haze obscuring Colorado Front Range skies has wafted into national parks and wilderness, hurting habitat and reducing how far people can see by up to 60 miles — a problem federal authorities tried to tackle Wednesday in Denver. But an Obama administration proposal to tighten the nation’s regional haze rule faces turbulence over […]
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Scientists just discovered dozens of new sources of air pollution 1.6.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists may have significantly underestimated a dangerous source of pollution in the atmosphere, new research suggests. A satellite study, published Monday in the journal Nature Geoscience, has revealed nearly 40 previously unreported major sources of sulfur dioxide emissions - a pollutant that can cause multiple harmful health and environmental impacts and even exacerbate global warming. Sulfur dioxide pollution can come from a variety of sources, both natural and industrial, including volca...
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Editorial: What can Utahns do to reduce ozone? 31.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
With Memorial Day behind us, get ready for three months of sun, fun ... and ozone. Three oxygen atoms in a single molecule, ozone is a powerful oxidant that attacks lung tissue when inhaled. Higher levels of atmospheric ozone are associated with more asthma, bronchitis and premature deaths from lung and heart disease. Repeated exposure in children produces lifelong reductions in lung function. Ozone is always present in small quantities, and it increases on hot, sunny days when there are suffi... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Letter: Mayor makes our air healthier 30.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
We congratulate Mayor Jackie Biskupski for her decision to eliminate smoking rooms from the Salt Lake City International Airport. With this change, Salt Lake joins the vast majority of large U.S. airports that are completely smoke-free. It has long been known that smoking-related cancers are the leading cause of all cancer deaths, and by considering the long-term impact of smoking on overall health, this decision puts the health of all travelers and airport employees first. We recognize this c...
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Potentially toxic dust could delay building Utah's new prison 29.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
State leaders knew building a massive prison complex near the Great Salt Lake wouldn’t be easy. There are wetlands and migratory birds to worry about. The soft soil makes construction difficult. The swarms of mosquitoes create a never-ending irritant. But potentially poisonous dust storms caused by the shrinking lake? That’s a new one. The state has fast-tracked a study to determine what inmates and prison guards might inhale when a stiff wind inevitably kicks up dust from the dry lakebed. It co... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Op-ed: Utah leaders' theme-park mentality has us headed off the rails 25.5.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
The children in my family are infatuated with feel good fantasy, imaginary characters and the suspension of reality. They love Disneyland. As such, they are well suited to make Utah’s public policy. If you asked everyone who lives in Utah if they would like to see the Wasatch Front turn into “Cars Land” — more freeways, urban sprawl, big box suburban shopping centers, car dependency and more air pollution — you might approach 100 percent responding, “No!” But UDOT lives in its own bubble where...
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