Category: Air Pollution

Guest Blog: Time is of the essence

Key findings from two critical reports on climate change By: Dorothy Rawleigh Climate change will continue to cause increasing temperatures, extremes of precipitation, flooding events, catastrophic wildfires, ocean acidification and warming, according to the Fourth...

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Ozone Gardens Support STEM Education

On a beautiful day in November, horticulture students at John T. Williams Secondary Montessori in Charlotte installed a new ozone garden on their campus to help make ozone pollution visible. A raised bed was constructed near their carpool line. Middle school students...

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GUEST BLOG: On Losing Your Marbles

Guest blog by Bill Schlesinger, one of the nation’s leading ecologists and earth scientists and a passionate advocate for translating science for lay audiences. A member of the National Academy of Sciences, Bill has served as dean of the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke and president of the Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies.

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Key Questions for Elected Officials

With the Nov. 6 election right around the corner, do you want to know what federal, state, and local policies we should be asking our candidates and elected officials about? Here’s a list of key questions to ask.

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Air Quality Health Impacts of CAFOs

Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) today are integral to the growth of the animal product market. Cattle, swine, and poultry CAFOs and related facilities generated more than $120 billion in 2004 and the industry has continued to grow. However, this revenue does not reflect the negative health impacts that CAFOs have on surrounding communities.

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AirKeeper Story: Ed Barrows

I first heard about the Clean Air Carolina PurpleAir monitors on one of the regular Carolinas Integrated Sciences and Assessments teleconferences discussing the Community Collaborative Rain, Hail and Snow Network Drought Reporting program (CoCoRHaS). I looked Clean...

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It’s a poor air quality day. What should you do?

It is important for everyone to be informed about daily air quality in order to reduce their exposure to air pollution. The AQI is a tool used to report daily air quality. MAHA has created infographics for adults and children to help you know what to do on poor air quality days. It is important to limit time outside on poor air quality days.

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