Harrisburg, PA. An Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter will be in effect once again in the Susquehanna Valley for Wednesday, July 21. A cold front pushing to the south and east will improve conditions and help to move the wildfire smoke out of the area, but this feature will not arrive until […]
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Harrisburg, PA – The Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) has issued a Code Orange Air Quality Action Day for fine particulate matter for Tuesday, July 20, 2021, in the following areas of Pennsylvania: • The southeastern counties of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia; • The Lehigh Valley-Berks Area which includes the counties of […]
Forecast Thursday, May 20: 101 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Ozone 53 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) **An Air Quality Action Day is in effect for ozone Thursday** Current conditions: A strong ridge of high pressure, both at the surface and aloft, is creating very warm conditions this Wednesday afternoon, and ozone formation […]
A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Monday, Dec 21 Tomorrow’s Forecast Monday, Dec 21: 103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Tuesday, Dec 22: 40 AQI Good Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Current conditions: ***An Air Quality Action Day is in effect for Monday***. […]
A(n) Air Quality Action Day has been declared for Susquehanna Valley, PA, on Sunday, Dec 20 Tomorrow’s Forecast Sunday, Dec 20: 103 AQI Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Extended Forecast Monday, Dec 21: 64 AQI Moderate Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Tuesday, Dec 22: 39 AQI Good Particle Pollution (2.5 microns) Current conditions: […]
Study: Air pollution laws aimed at human health also help birds By Pat Leonard |Cornell Chronicle November 24, 2020 U.S. pollution regulations meant to protect people from dirty air are also saving North America’s birds, according to a new study. Improved air quality under a federal program to reduce ozone pollution may have averted the loss […]
Washington Post, July 14, 2020. By Dino Grandino. More than a dozen states are teaming up to boost sales of pickup trucks, school buses and big rigs that run entirely on electricity and do not pump climate-warming pollution into the air. Leaders from Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Pennsylvania and 10 other states, […]
Over the past several weeks, NASA satellite measurements have revealed significant reductions in air pollution over the major metropolitan areas of the Northeast United States. Similar reductions have been observed in other regions of the world. These recent improvements in air quality have come at a high cost, as communities grapple with widespread lockdowns and […]
On May 15, 2020, the Clean Air Board of Central Pennsylvania filed written comments opposing EPA’s proposed rule entitled “Strengthening Transparency in Science.” CAB expressed concern that the proposed rule will work to create barriers to the use of highly respected and valuable epidemiological studies in EPA’s decisions. Along with other consequences, under the proposed […]
New Research Links Air Pollution to Higher Coronavirus Death Rates The New York Times, April 7, 2020 by Lisa Friedman WASHINGTON — Coronavirus patients in areas that had high levels of air pollution before the pandemic are more likely to die from the infection than patients in cleaner parts of the country, according to a new […]