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News stories tagged with "air-quality"

Curbing Emissions from Heavy Equipment

The EPA is taking on a major source of uncontrolled pollution: emissions from farm and construction equipment. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert looks at the challenges the EPA faces in this far-reaching regulatory effort.  Go to full article

Rising Asthma May Be Result of Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Some public health experts are concerned a changing global climate, along with increases in carbon dioxide emissions, might be contributing to a sudden rise in the number of asthma cases.  Go to full article

Clarkson Professor Coordinates Nationwide Air Quality Monitoring

Through the month of July, a professor at Clarkson University coordinated the largest air quality monitoring effort ever conducted in this country. David Sommerstein reports the results could drive the next generation of pollution decision-making. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

DEC Head Grilled on Lisbon Chipboard Plant Air Permits

The regional head of the DEC was in Canton last night and faced questions about air quality permits for a planned chipboard plant in Lisbon. David Sommerstein reports.  Go to full article

DEC Ozone Forecasts?What Do They Mean?

Those ozone warnings... when are they important, and what do they mean? Martha Foley talks with one of the state Department of Environmental Conservation's ozone forecasters.  Go to full article

Greenhouse Gas Trading Tested in Great Lakes Region

The Great Lakes region will soon be the location of a pilot program for trading greenhouse gases. 25 companies in seven states are volunteering to reduce emissions and trade some of those reductions to other companies in the region. Lester Graham reports for the Great Lakes Radio Consortium.  Go to full article

Auto Emissions: It's Not Just the Tailpipe

When we think of car pollution, we're usually worried about the dirty exhaust coming from the tailpipe. But the Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Julie Halpert takes a look at toxic chemicals in other parts of the car, and the latest push by environmentalists to get rid of them.  Go to full article

135 Lead Hazard Sites Around Great Lakes

More than 135 sites possibly containing hazardous levels of lead have been found across the Great Lakes. And at least some of those sites could pose a major health risk for humans. The discovery was announced at the annual meeting of the American Chemical Society in San Diego. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Dale Willman has more.  Go to full article

More Needed to Save Forests from Acid Rain

Some of the nation's top acid rain researchers say we'll have to do more to save northeastern forests, streams, and lakes from further harm. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham reports.  Go to full article

PSC Promotes Diesel Generators Despite Air Quality Concerns

The New York State Public Service Commission is promoting the use of more diesel generators at factories and other businesses this summer. As Karen DeWitt reports, environmentalists say that could cause more pollution.  Go to full article

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