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Air Pollution

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  • Heat, humidity AND bad air

     
    We already know it's going to be hot as blazes and humid this weekend. Now the Maryland Department of the Environment has issued a "Code Orange" Air Quality Alert for the Baltimore metro area on Saturday."A CODE ORANGE AIR QUALITY ALERT......
  • Heat relief ! ... (next week)

     
    UPDATE: 12:45 p.m.: The National Weather Service has issued a Severe Thunderstorm Watch for all of Maryland except for lower Eastern Shore, effective until 8 p.m. Thursday. A Severe Thunderstorm Warning is in effect for Garrett County.Also, the...
  • More of the same, plus thunder

     
    More heat, more humidity, more polluted air ... But wait! There's even more!Forecasters out at Sterling say the rising moisture levels in the atmosphere, coupled with a passing low-pressure trough and solar heating should kick off a few scattered...
  • EPA Proposes New Smog Standard

     
    The Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday proposed a stricter standard for pollutants that cause smog, a rule that would affect utilities, manufacturers, oil refiners and automakers. The new standard, if approved, would impose moderate to large...
  • California Moves Closer to Pay-as-You-Drive Insurance

     
    California Insurance Commissioner Steve Poizner authorized regulations that allow insurance companies to use mileage verification for pay-as-you-drive policies. Studies have shown that per-mile pricing lures drivers to alter their habits, which then...
  • Forbes Ranks Top 10 Dirtiest Vehicles

     
    Using air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions data from the Environmental Protections Agency, Forbes magazine has ranked the top 10 dirtiest vehicles on the road. The EPA gives every vehicle an air pollution score of 0-10 that rates the amount......
  • Unhealthy air quality in Baltimore

     
    The Maryland Department of the Environment is forecasting unhealthy air quality for 'sensitive groups' in Baltimore again on Tuesday, for the second day in a row. Sensitive groups include children and people with heart and respiratory ailments. They...
  • Antarctic ozone hole shrinks, a little

     
    The ozone 'hole' over Antartica reached its southern springtime peak in September, according to researchers with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Measurements there indicated the size of the gap in the layer of the planet's...
  • Baltimore haze blamed on Southeast fires

     
    It was an unseasonably mild and sunny Saturday in Baltimore. But the view was marred by an unusual pale, smokey haze across the region (below, from CAMNET). Air quality observers at the University of Maryland Baltimore County have been tracking the smoke,...
  • California's Low-Carbon Fuel Standard Stirs Controversy

     
    Let???s try to make this argument as simple as we can. In 2006, California created an aggressive climate law calling for a cut in greenhouse gas emissions of 25% by 2020, and a 10% overall reduction in fuel emissions. In......
  • Heat, sunshine depress air quality

     
    All sorts of misery on tap for today if you have to be outdoors in the Baltimore area. First, forecasters out in Sterling are looking for high temperatures in the low 90s this afternoon. Loads of humidity streaming in from......