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From EPA: Contact: Cathy Milbourn, (202) 564-4355 / firstname.lastname@example.org EPA and the National Weather Service challenge all Americans to improve their knowledge of the Air Quality Index (AQI) during the annual “Air Quality Awareness Week” that takes place this year from April 28 to May 2, 2008. As warm weather approaches, using the AQI will help … Continue reading
This is a note from SEP meteorologist Sean Nolan: First, let me thank you for being a subscriber to the Lehigh Valley / Berks AreaAir Quality Forecast. As you are aware, we issue Air Quality Action Days when we foresee air quality conditions reaching the Code ORANGE status or higher on EPA’s Air Quality Index … Continue reading
ScienceDaily Apr. 23, 2008 — Short-term exposure to current levels of ozone in many areas is likely to contribute to premature deaths, says a new National Research Council report, which adds that the evidence is strong enough that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency should include ozone-related mortality in health-benefit analyses related to future ozone standards. … Continue reading
Jessica Marshall, Discovery News April 10, 2008 — The carbon in oil and coal is used to make many useful things: fuel, plastics, paints, detergents, pharmaceuticals…the list is long. Unfortunately, most of that carbon — especially from fuel — ends up in the atmosphere as good-for-nothing, climate-change-inducing carbon dioxide. But is it really good for … Continue reading