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2011-07-05 08:21:38

NASA's Aura Satellite has provided a view of nitrogen dioxide levels coming from the fires in New Mexico and Arizona. Detecting nitrogen dioxide is important because it reacts with sunlight to create low-level ozone or smog and poor air quality. The fierce Las Conchas fire threatened the town and National Laboratory in Los Alamos, while smoke from Arizona's immense Wallow Fire and the Donaldson Fire in central New Mexico also created nitrogen dioxides (NO2) detectable by the Ozone Measuring...

2011-07-01 15:55:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast air quality action days for this weekend in four of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-30 18:21:45

Ground-level ozone is an air pollutant that harms humans and plants. Both climate and weather play a major role in ozone damage to plants. Researchers at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden, have now shown that climate change has the potential to significantly increase the risk of ozone damage to plants in northern and central Europe by the end of this century. "The increased risk of ozone damage to vegetation is mainly due to rising ozone concentrations and higher temperatures in the...

2011-06-30 14:53:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 30, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Friday, July 1, in the Pittsburgh forecasting region. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air quality...

2011-06-08 14:41:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Thursday, June 9, in three of Pennsylvania's forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-08 13:52:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 9 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 parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 15:50:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that tomorrow, June 8 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 parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long...

2011-06-07 15:46:00

HARRISBURG, Pa., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The PA Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Wednesday, June 8, in Pennsylvania's five forecasting regions. On air quality action days, young children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems, such as asthma, emphysema and bronchitis, are especially vulnerable to the effects of air pollution and should limit outdoor activities. The air...

2011-06-07 10:36:00

ALBANY, N.Y., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) announced that Tuesday, June 7 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 parts of the New York downstate metropolitan region (the five boroughs, Long Island...

2011-06-06 15:57:00

Residents, Businesses Encouraged to Reduce Air Pollution HARRISBURG, Pa., June 6, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Department of Environmental Protection and its regional air quality partnerships have forecast an air quality action day for Tuesday, June 7, in the Pittsburgh region. The air quality forecast predicts Tuesday will be code ORANGE for ozone in Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Washington and Westmoreland counties. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's...