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Taking action on ozone

The stifling hot weather recently has triggered ozone action days in many parts of the country. That means smog levels are high and the air can be unhealthy to breathe. But the Environmental Protection Agency says it's making progress on cleaning up the pollutants that lead to ground-level ozone. The GLRC's Rebecca Williams reports.  Go to full article

Study: Ozone Layer Decline Leveling Off

A new study shows the ozone layer decline is leveling off. Ozone 10 to 20 miles above the Earth protects the planet from the harmful effects of U-V radiation. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Erin Toner reports.  Go to full article

Reducing Ground Level Ozone Pollution

Summer can be a perfect time for barbeques, weekend trips, and yard work. But those very things contribute to a summertime health hazard. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Christina Shockley reports.  Go to full article

Natural Selections: The Ozone Layer

Martha Foley and Curt Stager talk about the ozone layer, the thin shield that blocks damaging ultraviolet radiation from reaching the ground.  Go to full article

Study Finds Culprit of East Coast Ozone Pollution

New England often blames distant Midwest power plants for the air pollution that blows its way. But a new study shows some of the major air pollution in New England comes from cities a lot closer. The Great Lakes Radio Consortium's Lester Graham 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

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