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Air Pollution

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  • July redux ... heat and humidity return

     
    If you liked July's weather in Central Maryland, you're going to love this week's forecast. The National Weather Service is calling for highs in the 90s all week - straight through next Sunday, if they're on target.That would bring the......
  • 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...
  • Heat Advisory issued for Monday, Tuesday

     
    Temperatures in Baltimore are headed for the mid-90s on Memorial Day and even higher on Tuesday. The National Weather Service has issued a Heat Advisory for the entire region, effective from noon Monday through 8 p.m. Tuesday. The Heat Index, combining...
  • 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...
  • Record highs possible Weds., Thurs.

     
    If you liked those record highs in the upper 90s last week, you're going to love the middle of this week. Forecasters say with summer-like high pressure settling over the region, Central Maryland can expect high temperatures Wednesday and Thursday......
  • NASA overflights postponed

     
    NASA's plans to send low-flying aircraft over the Baltimore-Washington area to measure air pollution levels have been postponed to allow more time to increase public awareness of the flights.The first test flights of the Discover-AQ campaign were to...
  • More 90s due this week and next

     
    We're getting close to the height of summer heat for Central Maryland, so it's no surprise that forecasters are calling for highs near 90 degrees at BWI-Marshall Airport Tuesday and Wednesday.The heat and strong sun are helping to stoke air pollution........
  • 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...
  • Today's air unhealthy for everyone

     
    Planning to head out for a jog today? Better skip it. Air pollution levels in the Baltimore region Monday are forecast to reach levels considered unhealthy for everyone, not just vulnerable groups such as children, ther elderly and the sick.The......