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GUEST BLOG: Connecting Communities with AQ Data

The AirKeepers program at Clean Air Carolina made a lot of positive impressions at the recent Air Sensors International Conference (ASIC) in Oakland, Calif.
ASIC attendees included regulatory scientists and engineers, air monitoring instrument manufacturers, academic researchers, regional community leaders, and community science groups. I met researchers from all over the U.S., but also Canada, Finland, Qatar, China, and Japan, and I’m sure I didn’t meet everyone.

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UNC Charlotte Joins MAHA Clean Construction Partnership

Universities regularly undergo construction to address the needs of the community and improve the education and training they provide. pollutants that cause adverse health outcomes and exacerbate ongoing health conditions. We’re happy to announce that the University of North Carolina at Charlotte (UNC-Charlotte) has joined the MAHA Clean Construction Partnership to substantially reduce diesel pollution at their construction sites and improve public health.

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GUEST BLOG: Health and the Environment in North Carolina

Sponsored by Clean Air Carolina and the Duke University Environmental Health Scholars Program, the current issue of the NC Medical Journal includes a host of commentaries and articles covering everything from the impact of concentrated animal feeding operations on rural residents, to unexpected sources and effects of pollution, to local and statewide programs aimed at improving air and water quality.

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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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Clean Energy Soon To Surpass Natural Gas

Natural gas is viewed as a cleaner alternative to the traditional use of coal as baseload energy for utilities. The decreasing price of natural gas has lead to a replacement of much of the U.S. reliance on coal for energy, effectively acting as a bridge fuel until zero-carbon energy sources such as wind and solar become the standard.

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GUEST BLOG: Mobile Monitoring by Bike

The last bike commute of the school year for ‘Two Wheel Tuesday’ was on June 5th. Some of our riders gathered at Freedom Park at 7:15 am to start at the beginning of our commute, others would join the ride along the route. I love this time of morning when the world hasn’t quite gotten going yet and we’re preparing for our seven mile commute to J.T. Williams Secondary Montessori School off of Statesville Avenue. 

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