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  • Ozone pollution creeps up during hot weather

    Summertime ozone pollution is becoming an increasing problem in the Spokane area.


  • 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 …


  • 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.


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


  • 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 …


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