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Fairbanks listed among most polluted areas

Fairbanks listed among most polluted areas

Los Angeles, the state's most populous metropolitan area, led the nation for ozone pollution, faring worse than it did in last year's report. "Administrator Pruitt has also signaled that the agency will restrict the research it will allow scientists to even consider, proposing to eliminate major scientific research that supports strong, clean air safeguards".

Air pollution is a complex mixture of gases and particles whose sources and composition vary spatially and temporally.

Most live in low- and middle-income countries in Asia and Africa, and face a double burden: exposure to both indoor and outdoor air pollution.

The U.S. cities with the cleanest air include Bellingham, Wash.; Burlington-South Burlington, Vt.; Casper, Wyo.; Honolulu; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Fla., and Wilmington, N.C.

The WHO's healthy limit is 10 micrograms per cubic metre of air, but has set a so-called "interim air quality target" of 35 micrograms per cubic metre of air - which 60 per cent of the world still fails to achieve. Suffolk has two, one in Babylon and another in Riverhead, lung association officials said Tuesday.

You can take a breathe of fresh air thanks to the findings of a new report that names Eastern Carolina counties among the cleanest in our state.

For more information on this year's Air Quality report head to the American Lung Association.

PM Modi lands in London, to hold 'Bharat Ki Baat, Sabke Saath'
After attending an Indian community event here late on Tuesday night, Modi will depart for London on the second leg of his tour. This was Prime Minister's first visit to Sweden as well as a visit to Sweden by Indian Prime Minister after three decades.

Pittsburgh is the tenth worst region in the country for short-term particle pollution, according to a new report.

In the mid-90s and early 2000s, Knoxville averaged more than 80 days with high ozone levels each year- attributed to coal-fired power and vehicle emissions. Increased heat often means increased ozone.

California's population centers have always been associated with ozone, which forms on warm summer days when sunlight triggers chemical reactions between other airborne contaminants including emissions from cars.

The Los Angeles/Long Beach area remains at the top of this list, as it has for all but one of the 19 reports. And the poor grades in La Plata County, Colorado reflect that.

Meanwhile, the Southwest continues to fill most of the remaining slots. They were Phoenix and NY city. Ozone levels increased in most cities nationwide in large part due to warmer temperatures in 2016, the second hottest year on record in the U.S. Data was collected in 10 West Virginia counties. The industry objected, and in March 2017, the EPA, under the leadership of Scott Pruitt, withdrew its request for updated information on their facilities. The cities on the list were Bellingham, Washington; Burlington-South Burlington, Vermont; Casper, Wyoming; Honolulu, Hawaii; Palm Bay-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida; and Wilmington, North Carolina. "We saw a lot of evidence in 2016 of the impact that climate change and global warming is going to have on us".

The city is ranked No. 30 out of 227 USA metro areas for the number of high ozone days and No. 56 out of 201 areas for short-term spikes in soot.


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