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Many Code Yellow Days in the Roanoke Valley

DEQ has forecasted a code yellow day for air quality in the Roanoke Valley tomorrow.  In addition, four of the of the worst air quality days this year were all in one week, which you can see in our updated AQI … Continue reading

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How Might EPA’s New Carbon Rules Affect Lung Health?

Here’s some data from the American Lung Association on how EPA’s new carbon rules might affect lung health.  Mainly, it’s through the reduction of fine particulate matter pollution – PM 2.5 – which is one of the many pollutants emitted … Continue reading

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New Draft Ozone Standards Due December 2014

The EPA was supposed to revisit their standards for ground-level ozone, currently 76 parts per billion (ppb) over a three year average, some years ago but for one reason or another have continued to put the decision off.  It has … Continue reading

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