In October students at the new J. T. Williams Montessori School in Charlotte became citizen scientists as they used portable air sensors and tablets equipped with GPS to measure levels of fine particulate matter (PM 2.5), an invisible air pollutant on their school...read more
Clean Air Carolina
In the two seconds it takes you to read this sentence you have taken about two breaths of air. That adds up to about 23,000 breaths a day. We want to make sure every breath you take is good for you.
Most air pollution in NC is invisible and invisible air pollution can be the most deadly.
North Carolina is one of the fastest growing states in the country.
The anti-regulatory climate in the NC legislature has rolled back strong clean air policies.
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While the parents are waiting in “kiss and go” lanes to drop off their kids, their cars idle. Matthew Adams from the University of Toronto wanted to know if this caused a significant increase in the particulate matter at schools. After surveying the cars at various...read more
Ever since I started college, people have been asking me what I want to study or what I plan to pursue as a major. When I tell them that I am interested in the environment and medicine, they are always perplexed. They ask me how I am interested in two topics that have...read more
Summer is the time for yard work. Love it or hate it, millions of Americans maintain lawns at their homes, using a variety of tools. Those tools can be a source of pollution, as our AirKeeper Robert Parr found out. Gas-powered lawn mowers are not subject to the same...read more