Stories tagged: Air quality
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 28, 2018, 8:28 a.m.
Hotter, drier, smokier summers. More rain and less snow in the winters. Droughts, overflowing rivers and coastal surges. Sunburned apples and softer berries. More heatstroke and Lyme disease. Less skiing …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 24, 2018, 8:18 a.m.
Spokane woke up on Friday to the cleanest air it’s had for days. Two of the four air quality monitors in Spokane County were registering “good” air at 7:35 a.m. …
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 4:29 p.m.
Spokane may soon get a reprieve from the lingering haze of wildfire smoke, but it’s likely to be short-lived.
Thu., Aug. 23, 2018, 11:37 a.m.
Puget Sound is barely visible through the glass windows of the Seattle Aquarium otter tank during afternoon feeding time — a thick layer of haze obscures the view. But, Mishka, …
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 22, 2018, 7:36 p.m.
After a slight break from “unhealthy” air quality readings during portions of Monday and Tuesday, the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency reported that Spokane awoke Wednesday to “unhealthy” air again.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
Northeast winds dispersed much of the smoke that hung over Spokane on Sunday and Monday, but the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency predicts a directional change could bring more smoke …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
The hazy days of August have become yet another season in Spokane. That time of year when the skyline is sepia-toned, when you wonder if that run is worth the …
Tue., Aug. 21, 2018, 5 a.m.
While some politicians are trying very hard right now to remain blind to the role of climate change in wildfires, the fact that global warming is driving the growth of …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 20, 2018, 10:41 p.m.
Spokane was reported to have the worst air quality in the nation Monday morning, and although conditions had improved by the afternoon, experts said there would probably be smoke in …
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 8:21 p.m.
The air in Spokane is bad. But not as bad.
Fri., Aug. 17, 2018, 5 a.m.
The question hung as heavily as the air over Spokane on Thursday: Should I run outside or stay indoors?
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 15, 2018, 7:35 a.m.
Air quality in Spokane remains in the “unhealthy” category for the third straight day.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 14, 2018, 10:03 p.m.
Spokane woke up to unhealthy air for the second straight day on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 13, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
Wildfire smoke that has blanketed Northeastern Washington and North Idaho, creating unhealthy breathing conditions, is expected to linger through much of the week, experts said.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 8, 2018, 10:27 p.m.
The city’s six public swimming pools will be closed while choking conditions persist in Spokane, limiting access to a free relief from potential record-breaking heat. The city’s splash pads will …
Tue., Aug. 7, 2018, 4:50 p.m.
Wildfire smoke in southern Oregon is forcing organizations that are dependent on tourist dollars to scramble for other options.
Wed., July 18, 2018, 4:47 p.m.
Visitors appear to be steering clear of some U.S. national parks or cutting visits short because of pollution levels that are comparable to what’s found in major cities, according to …
UPDATED: Wed., July 18, 2018, 9:49 p.m.
As hot, dry temperatures continued throughout the day Wednesday, air quality forecasts remained in the moderate health quality range.
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018, 5:49 p.m.
State auditors say the state environmental agency’s backlog of inspections and permits could endanger Oregon’s air quality and residents’ health.
Fri., Dec. 29, 2017, 12:06 p.m.
Idaho officials say air quality is in the unhealthy range in the east-central Idaho town of Salmon and surrounding area due to stagnant air that has elevated pollutant levels.
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 13, 2017, 6:43 p.m.
Officials from the Pac-12 Conference and the University of California, Berkeley monitored the situation the days leading up to Friday’s game between Cal and Washington State, but determined the air …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 15, 2017, 4:17 p.m.
Better air moved into Spokane Friday after a polluted start. Air quality was rated “unhealthy” as of 7:15 a.m. by the Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency. But it had improved …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 14, 2017, 7:40 p.m.
Light northeasterly winds are bringing Montana wildfire smoke back into the Inland Northwest. Until winds shift Saturday, it’s likely the skies will remain hazy and unhealthy for groups sensitive to …
UPDATED: Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:40 p.m.
Post Falls coach Blaine Bennett firmly believed his team’s freshness was the difference late, as the visiting Trojans rallied for a 37-27 win over the University Titans in a nonleague …
Sat., Sept. 9, 2017, 5:30 p.m.
There’s bound to be more than a few obstacles awaiting the Cougars and Broncos tonight at Martin Stadium. Air quality won’t be one of them.
UPDATED: Sun., Sept. 10, 2017, 1:05 p.m.
Dozens of fires are burning in Washington, Idaho, Montana and Oregon. Here’s a breakdown of the major ones.
Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 2:47 p.m.
Air quality in Pullman isn’t nearly as severe as it was earlier in the week and it shouldn’t interfere with Saturday night’s football game between Washington State and Boise State.
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 8, 2017, 4:33 p.m.
An anticipated cold front is approaching the Inland Northwest with arrival expected on Saturday. But winds will likely weaken Sunday and Monday, which could allow wildfire smoke to rebuild over …
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017, 3:43 p.m.
For the fourth straight day, air quality in Spokane was measured as hazardous Thursday as smoke from regional wildfires continues to keep the Inland Northwest in a haze.
UPDATED: Wed., Sept. 6, 2017, 3:05 p.m.
When the experts suggest that air quality is such that, for your own safety, you should stay indoors, it holds equally true for young athletes trying to play sports outdoors.