Author Archives: Jeremy Holmes

Final Air Quality Report for 2017

Our air quality monitor volunteer, Mark Barker with the Blue Ridge Environmental Defense League, has provided the final air quality numbers for 2017: You can visit our Air Quality page for a complete look at the region’s air quality performance. … Continue reading

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Flu Season Tips from Carilion Clinic

We wanted to pass along some tips from Carilion Clinic since we are deep into flu season.  It’s especially important to be vigilant since early reports are showing that this year’s flu is outpacing previous years, according to CNN. Click … Continue reading

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New VA Regulations to Limit Carbon Emissions

Check out this article from the Richmond Times Dispatch: The Virginia State Air Pollution Control Board on Thursday unanimously approved a draft regulation to cut carbon dioxide emissions from power plants and link Virginia to a carbon-trading network of nine … Continue reading

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Climate Change and Health

Coalition member Sally Southard had a good piece on the connection between climate change and health in a recent Roanoke Times. [A recent study] paints a grim picture of a future without action to combat climate change, with alarming consequences … Continue reading

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Tomorrow: Health and Environment Forum

Great event tomorrow 5:30 pm at VT Carilion School of Medicine – health impacts of energy choices in our region. First, how renewables compare to fossil fuels. Then focus on impacts of natural gas pipelines on water and human health, … Continue reading

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Register for the 27th Annual RNS Educational Conference

Our coalition is pleased to be working with the Respiratory Nursing Society to co-host this year’s 27th Annual Educational Conference.  This is great opportunity to receive continuing education in the realms of asthma, COPD, and more. Early-bird registration is over … Continue reading

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Air Quality Spreadsheet Updated for August

Some notes from Mark Barker, our intrepid air quality data analyst: Highlights 6 Yellow Moderate Ozone days and 2 Yellow Moderate Ozone days in July. For the most part, the yellow days were just in the Moderate zone, just over … Continue reading

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Register for Asthma Camp 2017

Sign up for Roanoke Camp Catch UR Breath!  The camp is for children with persistent asthma and will be held at the Virginia Western Natural Sciences Building from July 19th through 21st.  Contact Sally Southard at swsouthard@carilionclinic.org for more information.

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Air Quality Updated through November 2016

Our monthly air quality tracking spreadsheet has been updated through November of 2016.  Click the link to download the Excel sheet. The summary can be found in the table below:  

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Upcoming Pediatrics Conference

It Takes a Community To Improve Child Health Friday, Dec. 2 | 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The Hotel Roanoke & Conference Center 110 Shenandoah Ave., N.W., Roanoke, VA 24016 Join your colleagues for plenary and interactive sessions on a … Continue reading

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