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2009-08-14 16:33:00

Air Quality Action Days Expected in Portions of Pennsylvania HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 14 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for Aug. 15, 16 and 17 in several regions across Pennsylvania. Saturday's forecast is for the Liberty/Clairton region; Sunday's is for the Liberty/Clairton, Pittsburgh and Susquehanna Valley regions; and Monday's is for the Liberty/Clairton, Pittsburgh,...

2009-08-12 11:30:00

ST. PAUL, Minn., Aug. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Higher summertime levels of outdoor ground-level ozone, microscopic particle pollution like smoke and smog, as well as other air pollutants may cause anyone who is sensitive to these airborne contaminants to experience shortness of breath, wheezing and coughing, and may also trigger asthma attacks and cause lung irritation(1). According to AIRNow.gov(2), a government-developed index for reporting daily air quality, cities in Texas, including the...

2009-08-07 15:50:00

Residents, Businesses Urged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., Aug. 7 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for Sunday, Aug. 9 in the Pittsburgh and Liberty/Clairton regions, and Monday, Aug. 10 for the Susquehanna Valley, Philadelphia, Berks/Lehigh and Liberty/Clairton regions. The Berks/Lehigh Valley region includes Berks, Lehigh and Northampton counties; The...

2009-07-28 10:06:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 28 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation announced that today, July 28, 2009, is an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island and lower Hudson...

2009-07-24 16:09:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, June 25, in the Berks/Lehigh Valley, Susquehanna Valley, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh and Liberty/Clairton, regions. Due to warm temperatures and high humidity levels, the air quality forecast predicts Thursday will be code ORANGE for elevated ozone levels. The Berks/Lehigh region includes Berks, Lehigh...

2009-07-24 13:56:00

ALBANY, N.Y., July 24 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation announced that tomorrow, July 25, will be an Air Quality Action Day, a day when air quality will be unhealthy, especially for sensitive individuals, such as children, seniors and people with asthma and other respiratory ailments, due to forecasted high levels of ground-level ozone pollution. The alert is issued for the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island and lower Hudson...

2009-07-02 09:00:00

BETHLEHEM, Pa., July 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With gasoline prices again climbing, the Department of Environmental Protection and the Lehigh Valley/Berks County Air Quality Partnership said today that residents can save money and help avoid air quality action days by using mass transit. "Public transportation offers a convenient, common-sense approach to reducing the smog-forming air pollution that can make it difficult for some people to breathe," said Keith Williams, partnership...

2009-06-25 16:07:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships announced today that an air quality action day is forecast for Friday in the Philadelphia region. The Air Quality Partnership of the Delaware Valley has issued a code ORANGE forecast for unhealthy ozone in Philadelphia, Bucks, Chester, Delaware and Montgomery counties. Under current conditions unhealthy ozone levels may persist into the weekend. The U.S....

2009-05-28 18:06:54

U.S. health researchers say projected global warming will result in more children with respiratory ills. In one scenario, researchers Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York City project respiratory hospitalizations for children under age 2 will rise between 4 percent and 7 percent by 2020 because of increased air pollution. The researchers used two scenarios that differed by the amount of projected ozone precursor emissions -- chemicals that are converted to ozone by light and heat. In...

2009-05-27 16:04:00

HAMPTON, Va., May 27 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Rising surface ozone concentrations are damaging nearly $2 billion in annual U.S. soybean crops, a NASA study of satellite measurements indicates. (Logo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) The study, headed by NASA Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., was presented at the American Geophysical Union Joint Assembly meeting, May 24 in Toronto and looked at five years of soybean yields, surface ozone and satellite...