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Jun 8, 2020
Wildfire smoke hurts lung health, weakening defenses against COVID, influenza, and respiratory infections.
Jul 31, 2019
Despite major air quality improvements since the Clean Air Act, pollutants like ground-level ozone can still reach unhealthy levels. Analysis of EPA data reveals an “ozone problem” in 54 of 244 cities analyzed, which threatens to get worse in the future with climate change.
Jul 24, 2019
Hotter summers often lead to more stagnant air—trapping air pollutants that can cause health problems. This release is the first of two on the links between heat and air quality; next week will focus on ground-level ozone.
May 29, 2019
As the wildfire season begins, data reported to the U.S. Forest Service shows an increase in the number and acres burned of large western wildfires, especially in warmer years.
Mar 27, 2019
Warming temperatures have lengthened U.S. growing seasons by weeks or even months in cities across the U.S., extending the allergy season.
Climate Matters in the Newsroom
Mar 27, 2019
Allergy season is starting up, and climate change means more time for plants to grow and send out pollen.
Nov 7, 2017
A Climate Central analysis reveals that wildfire pollution is getting worse in the western U.S., which is having an effect on public health.
Aug 17, 2016
66% of the U.S. is experiencing an increase of 5+ stagnant air days over the past 40 years.
Jul 7, 2013
Heat waves make air quality worse. Global warming means we will see more heat waves in the future, so we are likely to see more days with bad air quality.