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    EPA proposes more stringent smog standard, will impact San Joaquin Valley
    The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today announced that it is recommending a more stringent federal smog (ozone) standard for ambient air quality. Based upon an analysis of the latest scientific research on the effects of...
  • Takes above the line
    Takes above the line
    Each photographic scene in a film on climate change and the environment has the potential to inspire and illicit leadership. This kind of leadership outweighs awkward conflict and random photo opportunistic publicity stunts. Panoramic scenes of...
  • Blue Whale Recovery
    Recent good news on the environmental front
    Within the last three decades, environmentalists have tirelessly campaigned to protect the world's natural environment and resources. Their public awareness campaigns have had a far reach, as more people around the world now appreciate how...
  • Kern County smog
    Kern County receives failing grades for bad air from American Lung Association
    If Bakersfield and Kern County were children bringing home report cards today, their parents would be very unhappy. The American Lung Association released its annual State of the Air 2014 report today and Kern County received failing grades across...
  • Floridians breathe easy as DEP upgrades air quality monitor network
    Floridians breathe easy as DEP upgrades air quality monitor network
    Florida air quality monitoring network is being upgraded and expanded to cover more areas throughout the state. Currently, Florida has 214 strategically positioned air monitors measuring different types of air pollutants that have the potential to...
  • Smog
    Worst cities in which to live if you want to breath clean air
    Half of all people who live in the United States are risking their health because of pollution. Ozone is a gas that makes your asthma worse and can shorten your life.This is a list from the American Lung Association's "State of the Air...
  • Ozone hole 2070: Beginnings of recovery in 2070, 8.1 million miles in expanse
    Ozone hole 2070: Beginnings of recovery in 2070, 8.1 million miles in expanse
    The ozone hole can begin healing in 2070, with a new study being discussed this week regarding the beginnings of recovery for our planet's ozone layer becoming available in just under 60 years from now. The massive area above Antarctica,...
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    APCD trumpets compliance with air quality standard that no longer exists
    In the Alice-in-Wonderland world that sometimes appears to embrace environmental regulations, certain noteworthy events happen that cause those who aren't deeply involved in such matters to scratch their heads and say, "Huh?"Such is...
  • California Air Basins
    The 5 smoggiest air basins in California
    Bakersfield residents know that they live with some of the worst air quality in the state, if not the nation. However, smog isn't a problem here in the San Joaquin Valley alone - several other areas of the state struggle with it as well.Here...
  • 3 common air pollutants linked to heart disease
    3 common air pollutants linked to heart disease
    Bakersfield and Kern County, indeed the entire San Joaquin Valley, have some of the worst, if not the worst, ambient air quality in the nation. It consistently fails to meet federal and California standards for allowed levels of certain air...
  • Infographic exposes the real concern of air pollution
    Infographic exposes the real concern of air pollution
    Almost everyone is aware of the hazards of air pollution. Clean air is intrinsically attached to the concept of a healthy life, and will always be essential to being able to live life with less ailments. Now, Distance Learning has created an...
  • New ozone washing machines kill resistant viruses
    New ozone washing machines kill resistant viruses
    Ozone Water Technologies (OWT) in Tryon, North Carolina has developed a process of infusing ozone gas into thewash and rinse cycle of large capacity washing machines. The Center for Disease Control has recommended the ozone method for washing...
  • Airborne particles are commonly either biological contaminants, particulate contaminants, gaseous contaminants, or dust. This diagram shows the size distribution in micrometers (µm) of various types of airborne particles.
    Study: Air pollution kills two million people per year
    A new study conducted by scientists from the Institute of Physics has estimated the number of people who die each year from man made pollution is 2.1 million. The research was published on July 12, 2013, in the journal Environmental Research...
  • Ozone Alert - Man in gas mask
    Saturday, July 6, brings an air quality warning for Chicago
    The EPA has issued an “Orange” air quality warning for Chicago for Saturday, July 6. The air quality index for ozone is predicted to be in the 101-150 range, indicating the air quality conditions are Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups.But...
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    Allergies making you miserable?
    Rochester area allergy sufferers have been sneezing, rubbing their eyes and blowing their noses for some time now. The next few days will not be any different and could be among the worst this spring. The forecast is for high levels of tree pollen...