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Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

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Climate Change Could Threaten Air Quality Across the Country

Jul 31, 2019

As summers heat up, the air we breathe is increasingly at risk of becoming unhealthy, despite decades of air quality improvements. This Climate Central reporting bulletin provides local data, charts and reporting suggestions to help you cover air quality and warming in your area.

Ozone Pollution: The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty

Ozone Pollution: The Good, the Bad, and the Dirty

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.

 Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

Summer Heat Means Stagnant Air

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.

Stagnant Summer Air

Stagnant Summer Air

Aug 17, 2016

66% of the U.S. is experiencing an increase of 5+ stagnant air days over the past 40 years.

Urban Heat Islands

Urban Heat Islands

Aug 20, 2014

Cities tend to be warmer than the surrounding countryside, a phenomenon known as an urban heat island (UHI).

Air Quality

Air Quality

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.