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Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Will Resume Ozone Air Quality Forecasts via E-mail on Monday, April 9th

Virginia Department of Environmental Quality Will Resume Ozone Air Quality Forecasts via E-mail on Monday, April 9th The Virginia Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) will resume ground-level ozone air quality forecasts in addition to the currently-issued particle pollution forecasts via … Continue reading

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Attend the Livable Roanoke Valley summit

The Partnership for a Livable Roanoke Valley is a coalition of organizations across the region working together to support a broad range of initiatives that make the Roanoke Valley a better place to live – including protecting our air quality … Continue reading

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Air Quality Updates for February 2018

We’ve updated our air quality tracker through February 2018. Visit our Air Quality page for more information on ozone and particulate matter pollution in the Roanoke Valley.

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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.

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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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