Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

"Climate, Poverty Woes Fuel BLM Rule Debate In N.M. Gas Patch"

"GOBERNADOR, N.M. — Desert sand crunches beneath Don Schreiber's boots as he approaches a gas well on his sprawling ranch in the heart of the San Juan Basin. The equipment is painted yellow and green to blend in with the scrub. But there's no hiding the odor of rotting eggs that wafts across the arid terrain."

Source: EnergyWire, 07/06/2017

"Carbon in Atmosphere Is Rising, Even as Emissions Stabilize"

"CAPE GRIM, Tasmania — On the best days, the wind howling across this rugged promontory has not touched land for thousands of miles, and the arriving air seems as if it should be the cleanest in the world. But on a cliff above the sea, inside a low-slung government building, a bank of sophisticated machines sniffs that air day and night, revealing telltale indicators of the way human activity is altering the planet on a major scale."

Source: NY Times, 06/28/2017

Summertime and the Air is (Cough) Unhealthy

With summer heat in many cities comes worsening air pollution, and a crop of smog-related stories. This week's TipSheet explains how smog forms and harms health, then helps you report on local smog factors and learn if your area is in "nonattainment" with EPA ozone standards, themselves a shifting target under Trump. 

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