Stories tagged: air pollution
Fri., Sept. 6, 2019
Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state’s biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was …
Fri., Nov. 30, 2018
Wildfires in California in 2018 released the rough equivalent of about 68 million tons of heat-trapping carbon dioxide – about the same amount of carbon emissions as are produced in …
Sun., Aug. 26, 2018
Could we really be breathing coal smoke from Mississippi, as Gov. Jay Inslee suggested?
Tue., July 3, 2018
Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.
Sat., April 7, 2018
A company that operates a beef cattle feedlot in southeastern Washington has reached a settlement with the state over a charge of failing to manage air pollution.
UPDATED: Fri., March 2, 2018
Spokane City Council President Ben Stuckart said he’s joined the agency overseeing the region’s air pollution in direct response to new regulations and fees for marijuana business owners. Spokane County …
UPDATED: Thu., Jan. 4, 2018
Dozens of marijuana farmers in Spokane County will have to pay fees ranging from $500 to $2,000 this year to cover the expenses of enforcing state laws governing nuisance smells. …
Wed., Dec. 6, 2017
A local public-private-university collaboration called Urbanova is using street lamps to shed light air pollution.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 7, 2017
Spokane set a troubling record on Tuesday.
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 11, 2017
As Spokane set a record for a string of days in the 90s on Friday, forecasters were calling for a drop in the heat that will clear out the worst …
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 8, 2017
Wildfires raging across a wide area of the Pacific Northwest and British Columbia continued to keep skies smoky and polluted
UPDATED: Fri., Aug. 4, 2017
Air quality worsened on Friday, but the smoky air didn’t stop people from flocking to rivers and lakes.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 3, 2017
Air quality in Spokane deteriorated on Wednesday as wildfire smoke arrived on northerly and easterly winds
Sat., July 8, 2017
Wood smoke and dust aren’t the only pollutants causing problems in Spokane. Ozone levels rise during the hot days of summer
Mon., April 24, 2017
A Seattle-based seafood processing company operating in Alaska will be assessed a $1.3 million civil penalty for violating clean air rules under a proposed settlement with the U.S. Environmental Protection …
Wed., April 19, 2017
The Spokane Regional Clean Air Agency has been helping residents replace older, polluting stoves with newer, efficient ones.
Mon., Feb. 27, 2017
A pregnant woman’s exposure to air pollution has adverse effects on her fetus, according to a new international study, with prolonged exposure associated with nearly 1 in 5 premature births …
Wed., Aug. 3, 2016
Summertime ozone pollution is becoming an increasing problem in the Spokane area.
Wed., July 20, 2016
Spokane’s work to reduce what was once a serious problem with carbon monoxide pollution has largely succeeded.
Thu., May 12, 2016
New statistics released Thursday underscored what many visitors to India already know: This country has the most polluted cities in the world.
Fri., Jan. 1, 2016
Temperatures plunged to near zero and below in the Spokane region on New Year’s morning.
Tue., Dec. 29, 2015
A change from snowy conditions to stable higher air pressure is bringing with it an air stagnation advisory.
Fri., Nov. 6, 2015
Closing smelters exports production to nations unconcerned about air quality.
Thu., Oct. 1, 2015
Lingering wildfire smoke across the Inland Northwest this week raised pollution levels, but it has been relatively minor compared with the curtains of smoke that covered the region in August.
UPDATED: Tue., Aug. 25, 2015
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. 19, 2014
RATHDRUM – Proposed federal regulations that would require new wood stoves to burn cleaner are under attack from manufacturers, who say the new pollution limits are too strict. “I’m all …
Tue., Aug. 12, 2014
Washington State University research scientists have devised a forecasting model that can predict air pollution. Described as the nation’s first high-resolution, Web-based air quality forecast system, it’s been getting a …
Wed., May 28, 2014
HOMER CITY, Pa. – Three years ago, the operators of one of the nation’s dirtiest coal-fired power plants warned of “immediate and devastating” consequences from the Obama administration’s push to …
Mon., March 17, 2014
We’ve all seen globes in classrooms. They represent the Earth well – better than flat maps do. But all the globes I’ve seen in schools have national boundaries on them, …
Wed., Jan. 23, 2013
The stagnant, foggy air hovering over the Inland Northwest will give way to snow later today into Thursday morning, forecasters said. One to 2 inches of snow are possible in …