User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Sep 01 2014 21:56 IST RSS 2.0
 
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Utah forecast: Warming continues, so does the smoke 1.9.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
It’s a warm and sunny — if a little smoky — Labor Day. Smoke from Northern California and Oregon wildfires continues to blow into northern Utah, keeping the air quality no better than “moderate” in Salt Lake, Tooele, Utah, Davis, Weber and Cache counties, according to the Utah Division of Air Quality. Among them, only Cache County improves to “healthy” Tuesday. “If smoke becomes thick, persons with existing heart or respiratory ailments should reduce physical exertion and outdoor activity,” the ...
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Ozone in Colorado Rocky Mountains surprises researchers 28.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Denver • Researchers who examined air pollution along northern Colorado’s Front Range said they were surprised by how much harmful ozone and ozone-causing chemicals are drifting into the mountains from urban and rural areas below. “Really, all the way up to the Continental Divide you can find ozone,” said Gabriele Pfister, a scientist at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder and one of the principal investigators on the project. “People (are) thinking you go into the mountains ...
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Letter: Utah Division of Air Quality bows to industry 27.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
The Utah DAQ has it backwards. When Bryce Bird stated in a Salt Lake Tribune article (“Utah Grapples with Toxic Water…” Aug. 24), “Until we asked questions and started pressing the issue with Danish Flats, maybe they didn’t know the full extent of their emissions.” He apologized for their ignorance of toxic issues. “Maybe they didn’t know”? The responsibility of industry is always to know before any activity. But the Herbert administration is historically industry friendly at the expense of the ...
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Utah grapples with toxic emissions from oil and gas industry’s ‘produced water’ 24.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
A massive stream of wastewater tainted with hydrocarbons has been flowing into Utah from oil and gas mining on Colorado’s West Slope. Evaporation ponds used to process the contaminated water in Grand County have released tons of toxic chemicals into the air since April 2008. But the Colorado company running the 14-pond facility operated without a Utah air-quality permit for more than six years, public documents show, while providing officials faulty data that underreported its emissions and ex...
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Letter: What plans for Utah air pollution? 23.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Gov. Gary Herbert boasted a successful trade mission to Mexico in April, which included a clean air highlight. Once touted as one of the most polluted cities in the world, Mexico City has cut its pollution in half in the face of a growing population. Our inversion season is right around the corner. (Remember it came early last year.) I’m still waiting to hear what our governor learned and what changes he plans to implement. Having a family member who has yet to recover from a neurological event ...
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Emerging solar plants scorch birds in mid-air 19.8.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
Workers at a state-of-the-art solar plant in the Mojave Desert have a name for birds that fly through the plant's concentrated sun rays — "streamers," for the smoke plume that comes from birds that ignite in midair.
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Researchers take flight to measure air quality around Colorado 16.8.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
A National Center for Atmospheric Research C-130 plane lumbered off a runway Friday, one of the final flights in an unprecedented pollution-sniffing mission that project leaders say is yielding unexpected and useful ...
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The Latest: EPA cuts pollution at the Navajo Generating Station 15.8.2014 High Country News Most Recent
75 percent less haze predicted for nearby parks.
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Letter: Navajo power plant deal nothing to celebrate 8.8.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
Most people celebrated the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s recent decision to compromise on pollution controls for Navajo Generating Station, attributing the outcome to a collaborative effort. It was a Kumbaya moment. Like other newspapers, The Salt Lake Tribune cheered the plan in its July 29 editorial. But this deal negotiated generations of polluted air in exchange for flexibility. That was lost in the hail of praise. The outcome of the plan is uncertain. As a result of the deal, Nava...
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Malfunctioning A/C causes plane evacuation 31.7.2014 azcentral.com | Arizona Elections
Evacuation of airplane in Phoenix on Tuesday being attributed to malfunctioning air-conditioning unit that produced smoke in the ...
Officials: Plane evacuation caused by malfunctioning A/C 31.7.2014 azcentral.com | news
Evacuation of airplane in Phoenix on Tuesday being attributed to malfunctioning air-conditioning unit that produced smoke in the ...
EPA hears praise, criticism of new air rules 30.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
DENVER (AP) — To retired coal miner Stanley Sturgill, the Environmental Protection Agency's proposed rules limiting pollution from power plants doesn't do enough to protect the public's health.
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Denver residents rally over emission standards 30.7.2014 Durango Herald
DENVER – Environmentalists and coal advocates lined up in downtown Denver on Tuesday for the first of two hearings to address proposed federal carbon-pollution standards.The emotionally charged and polarizing issue brought stakeholders and citizens from across the nation, though the majority of speakers represented the...
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Denver protests over proposed EPA power-plant rules stoked by politics 30.7.2014 Headlines: All Headlines
Hundreds of people, many of them coal miners and power company employees, rallied near the Colorado Capitol Tuesday against proposed rules to cut power-plant emissions, saying the regulations
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‘Lucking out’ for Wyoming’s winter smog 29.7.2014 From the Blogs
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A historic moment for the Clean Air Act 19.7.2014 Current Issue
How it arrived and how much it matters for the climate.
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Growing wildfire empties Washington town 18.7.2014 Denver Post: National News Headlines
SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) — A small north-central Washington town and a nearby hospital have been evacuated ahead of a wind-whipped wildfire that has already burned at least 35 homes, authorities said.
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Edwards pushed option of tougher state air quality rules 17.7.2014 Salt Lake Tribune
As Utah faces — and expects to fail — upcoming federal smog standards, Rep. Becky Edwards is vowing to bring back a bill that would allow the state to adopt air quality rules that are more stringent than federal regulations. Her previous proposal, HB121, was one of the most closely watched of some two dozen air quality bills during the 2014 Legislature. It was defeated as critics warned of unintended consequences and argued Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) rules are sufficient. At Wednesda...
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NASA, EPA, NCAR launch air-testing blitz to track pollution 15.7.2014 Denver Post: News: Local
GOLDEN — NASA this week is launching an unprecedented month-long test of Colorado Front Range air using satellites, aircraft and tethered white balloons that will pinpoint sources ...
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A neologism for the summer’s inevitable wildfires: smoke season 10.7.2014 Writers on the Range
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