User: flenvcenter Topic: Air and Climate-Regional
Category: Air :: Air Pollution
Last updated: Jul 26 2016 12:00 IST RSS 2.0
 
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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution 26.7.2016 Denver Post: Business
Jet engine exhaust from airliners endangers human health and adds to climate change, the government found Monday in taking the first step toward regulating those emissions.
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EPA moves to regulate climate-warming airliner pollution 25.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Washington • The government has found that jet engine exhaust is adding to climate change and endangering human health, and needs to be regulated. The Environmental Protection Agency announced Monday that it will use its authority under the Clean Air Act to impose limits on aircraft emissions. Jet engines spew significant amounts of greenhouse gases, including carbon dioxide and methane, into the upper atmosphere, where they trap heat from the sun. But proposed rules such as imposing fuel-effici...
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Private drones endangering aerial firefighting efforts 22.7.2016 Denver Post: Opinion
As wildfires continue to blaze, privately flown drones that enter air space over or near these incidents are impeding efforts to control and contain these destructive fires.
Tesoro agrees to reduce emissions at Utah refinery in $425M settlement with EPA, DOJ 19.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Tesoro will pay about $150 million to install pollution controls at its Salt Lake City oil refinery as part of a settlement with the United States Department of Justice and the Environmental Protection Agency. The EPA on Monday announced the settlement, which includes $403 million in pollution-reduction efforts at six refineries operated by subsidiaries of Tesoro Corp. and Par Hawaii Refining. Tesoro will also pay $12 million for environmental projects in polluted communities and a $10 million ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Fracking may worsen asthma for nearby residents, study says 19.7.2016 Headlines: All Headlines
Fracking may worsen asthma in children and adults who live near sites where the oil and gas drilling method is used, according to an 8-year study in Pennsylvania.
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Hayden Pass fire grows to 15,754 acres; strong air attack expected Friday 15.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The Hayden Pass fire burning southeast of Salida has grown to 15,754 acres, officials said Friday morning, and a strong aerial attack is expected to tackle the burn.
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'Behind the Headlines': Public Lands Initiative, bad air, the special legislative session and trust in UTA 15.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Utah Reps. Rob Bishop and Jason Chaffetz reveal their long-awaited Public Lands Initiative. Utah legislators discuss bills regarding Facebook and drones during a special session. Cancer-causing toxins are discovered in Utah’s air. And lawmakers call for a rebuilding of public trust in the Utah Transit Authority. On Friday at 9 a.m., Salt Lake Tribune reporters Lee Davidson, Chris Smart, Emma Penrod and Thomas Burr join Roger McDonough to talk about the week’s top stories. Each Friday morning, st...
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Levels of some 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front are above what EPA says is cancer-causing 13.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized...
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New study finds elevated levels of hazardous 'air toxics' along Wasatch Front 12.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Scientists at Utah’s Division of Air Quality are zeroing in on a few key chemicals after a newly released study of toxic air pollutants found elevated levels of hazardous substances on the Wasatch Front. The year-long effort, which looked at 86 of the more than 180 substances classified by the Environmental Protection Agency as “hazardous air pollutants,” or air toxics, identified four areas of concern — airborne lead particles, particularly on the western side of the Salt Lake Valley; localized... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Weather conditions trigger ozone alert for Denver, Front Range 12.7.2016 Denver Post: News: Local
The combination of scorching temperatures, light winds and clear skies could trigger increased ground-level ozone over the next 24 hours, prompting authorities to issue an air quality alert for metro Denver and the Front Range.
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Water contamination issues to be discussed at meeting between Colorado Springs-area residents, water officials 8.7.2016 Denver Post: Local
People living south of Colorado Springs are expected to gather at a high school Thursday night to hear from county health and local utility officials about an invisible toxic chemical contaminating public water supplies.
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Holiday fireworks fueled spikes of unhealthy pollution in Utah 6.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Fun with fireworks pushed air quality well into unhealthy categories across multiple Utah counties on the Fourth of July and, in some counties, on multiple occasions throughout the weekend. Salt Lake County was the hardest hit area, with concentrations of PM 2.5 — the small particulates generally associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions — soaring to 204 micrograms per cubic meter on Monday night. That level of pollution would be considered “very unhealthy” and would have been reported as “pu... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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Air pollution spikes during Utah's July 4 revelry 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions — on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded ... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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State regulators: Smoke from fireworks, wildfires can spike pollution levels on Independence Day 2.7.2016 Salt Lake Tribune
Holiday revelries and hot, dry weather could combine this weekend to produce unhealthy levels of air pollution in the Salt Lake Valley and other areas, state regulators say. The most densely populated portions of the state typically see spikes of particulate matter — the culprit usually associated with Utah’s wintertime inversions, on the Fourth of July, according to Bryce Bird, director of the state Division of Air Quality. Last year, for example, air monitors in the Salt Lake Valley recorded c... <iframe src="http://www.sltrib.com/csp/mediapool/sites/sltrib/pages/garss.csp" height="1" width="1" > </frame>
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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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