"Breathers Beware: Particulate Fouls Icy Fairbanks"

"The young, the elderly and the weakened in Fairbanks risk accelerated health problems every winter because of particulate. Much of it comes from wood smoke produced by homeowners trying to cut their fuel bills."

"Municipal officials say natural gas is the long-term solution, but that is years away. The Environmental Protection Agency has taken notice and says it will impose sanctions and a federal attainment plan in two years if state and municipal officials don't come up with an acceptable one of their own."

Dan Joling reports for the Associated Press December 9, 2012.

Source: AP, 12/10/2012