Stories tagged: Air quality
UPDATED: Sun., April 23, 2017, 8:52 p.m.
Montana is called Big Sky Country due to its wide-open spaces and clear sky, but there are times when wildfires, geography and weather patterns combine to make the air in …
Wed., March 1, 2017, 4:34 p.m.
Lawyer Cheng Hai has an itemized list of compensation demands from Beijing authorities over the city’s smog: 65 yuan ($9) for having to buy face masks, 100 yuan ($15) for …
UPDATED: Fri., Jan. 27, 2017, 10:25 p.m.
Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency ordered a stage 1 burning ban on Friday
UPDATED: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 5:37 p.m.
Legislation loosening the air quality standards for when field burning will be allowed in Idaho cleared a Senate committee Wednesday on a 6-1, party-line vote, after farmers from throughout the …
Wed., Nov. 16, 2016, 11:10 a.m.
Thick smoke has settled over a wide area of the southern Appalachians, where dozens of uncontrolled wildfires are burning through decades of leaf litter, making people breathe in tiny bits …
Tue., Aug. 30, 2016, 3:51 p.m.
Wildfire smoke has returned over the Spokane region due to a change in air flow.
Thu., Aug. 25, 2016, 7:12 a.m.
The smell of smoke is thick in some parts of the Spokane area this morning, but most air quality monitors show the air quality in the “good range.”
Wed., Aug. 24, 2016, 7:01 a.m.
Air quality in Spokane Wednesday morning is registering in the “good” range.
Mon., Aug. 22, 2016, 10:39 a.m.
Smoke from the regional wildfires settled over Spokane Valley Sunday night
Mon., Aug. 8, 2016, 1:48 p.m.
Smoke plumes roiling from flaming ridges of the San Bernardino Mountains blew all the way across the Mojave Desert to Las Vegas as California’s latest big wildfire chewed through timber …
Tue., Aug. 2, 2016, 1:44 p.m.
An Omak, Washington, sawmill will pay $89,000 through a settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for violating federal clean air rules.
Wed., June 1, 2016, 6:04 p.m.
Kaiser Aluminum officials say they’re cautiously optimistic about Washington’s new proposal for reducing carbon emissions, which could give company’s Trentwood plant credit for previous efforts to reduce energy use.
Mon., May 23, 2016, 11:38 a.m.
In a significant turnaround, Oregon officials are clamping down on lead in Portland’s air.
Wed., May 18, 2016, 4:23 p.m.
Nearly 40 years of work in Spokane to clean up the air recently got a new approval from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency
Thu., Nov. 19, 2015, 1:33 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency recommends against burning the green, wet wood from Tuesday’s windstorm. It won’t produce much heat.
Wed., Nov. 11, 2015, 3:05 p.m.
Two companies with operations in the Inland Northwest have been fined by the Washington Department of Ecology for air quality violations. TransCanada was fined $4,000 for emissions of haze forming …
Thu., Oct. 22, 2015, 9:25 p.m.
Reducing pollution from wood smoke in Idaho’s Silver Valley is the focus of a $2.48 million federal grant.
Wed., Oct. 21, 2015, 4:09 p.m.
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has released a draft plan for meeting federal standards for fine-particle pollution through 2025. Public comments will be accepted through Nov. 9. After periods …
Thu., Oct. 8, 2015
Twelve Spokane-area employers have been recognized for the efforts to cut air pollution
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 27, 2015, 2:31 p.m.
Air quality improved quickly after the lunch hour today as a southwest wind started blowing away some of the smoke that has lingered over the Spokane region.
Wed., Aug. 26, 2015
CONCONULLY, Wash. – When fire came over Funk Mountain to the north and headed toward Conconully on the evening of Aug. 18, most residents and visitors fled this small fishing …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015, 5:10 p.m.
A pall of smoke hung over the Inland Northwest again on Monday, creating unhealthy air quality as wildfires continued to rage across the region. Three of the past four days …
Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
With smoky air socking in the Inland Northwest, fall sports teams throughout the area canceled outdoor practices Monday and have braced for more cancelations. Greater Spokane League administrators last week …
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 24, 2015, 2:48 p.m.
With smoky air socking in the Inland Northwest, fall sports teams throughout the area canceled outdoor practices Monday and have braced for more cancelations.
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015, 10:23 a.m.
Air in the Spokane area will remain in the unhealthy range until Wednesday according to projections from the Spokane Clean Air Agency.
Mon., Aug. 24, 2015
A new wave of firefighting equipment and fresh troops to relieve fatigued front-line crews are streaming into the state after a federal emergency was declared for the massive blazes burning …
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015, 2:39 p.m.
Wildfire smoke again has prompted health officials to classify air quality as unhealthy for everyone in the Spokane-Coeur d’Alene areas.
Sun., Aug. 23, 2015
After a week of deadly fires forcing evacuations of whole towns and pushing fire officials to scramble for more help, Saturday was calm. Or as calm as it could be …
UPDATED: Sat., Aug. 22, 2015, 5:05 p.m.
The brown skies Spokane experienced Friday have moved on.
Sat., Aug. 22, 2015
Spokane’s air deteriorated on Friday to levels that previously seemed unreachable as satellite images showed smoke pouring into the region from numerous massive fires in Central Washington. By the afternoon, …