Stories tagged: ozone
Thu., Nov. 2, 2017, 8:05 p.m.
Earth’s ozone hole shrivels to smallest since 1988
NASA says the ozone hole over Antarctica shrank to its smallest peak since 1988.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 12:44 p.m.
EPA chief backtracks on delaying rules reducing emissions
One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has reversed his decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants.
Sat., July 8, 2017
Ozone pollution persists in Spokane
Wood smoke and dust aren’t the only pollutants causing problems in Spokane. Ozone levels rise during the hot days of summer
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016, 10:44 a.m.
Ozone pollution creeps up during hot weather
Summertime ozone pollution is becoming an increasing problem in the Spokane area.
Thu., June 30, 2016, 11:06 p.m.
Bright spot: Antarctica’s ozone hole is starting to heal
WASHINGTON – Antarctica’s ozone hole finally is starting to heal, a new study finds. In a triumph of international cooperation over a man-made environmental problem, research from the United States …
Fri., Oct. 2, 2015, 2:28 p.m.
EPA issues new ozone standard, setting up clash with GOP
The Obama administration set a new national ozone standard Thursday, tightening limits on the smog-forming pollution linked to asthma and respiratory illness.
Wed., Feb. 9, 2011
Air agency lauds CXT’s improvements
CXT Inc. of Spokane Valley was honored with the 2011 Clean Air Award for reducing ozone-forming pollution from paints and solvents. The award is given annually by the Spokane Regional …
Fri., Jan. 8, 2010
EPA pushes smog limits
WASHINGTON – The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed stricter health standards for smog, replacing a Bush-era limit that ran counter to scientific recommendations. The new limits – which are …
Thu., March 12, 2009
Long-term ozone pollution can be lethal, study finds
Ozone pollution is a killer, increasing the yearly risk of death from respiratory diseases by 40 percent to 50 percent in heavily polluted cities in Southern California and by about …