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THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

THE BURNING SOLUTION: Prescribed Burns Unevenly Applied Across U.S.

  • Published: May 29th, 2019

Prescribed burns — an important tool for reducing wildfire risk — are being unevenly applied across the country.

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

As Temperatures Rise in Tucson, so Do Concerns over Health Risks Linked to Higher Ozone Levels

  • Published: May 20th, 2019

Ozone levels in Tucson and other Arizona urban areas are increasing as temperatures hit record or near-record levels every year with growing scientific consensus that continued increasing temperatures will make future ozone levels, and, in effect, health risks worse.

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

N.J. Is Warming at An Alarming Rate and It’s Making Our Air Harder to Breathe

  • Published: Apr 19th, 2019

This warming trend, combined with pollution from cars, power plants and chemical plants, is expected to increase the number of days each year that New Jersey residents inhale unsafe levels of ozone pollution.

Earlier Springs Heighten Allergy Misery in Tennessee

Earlier Springs Heighten Allergy Misery in Tennessee

  • Published: Apr 4th, 2019

As global temperatures continue to rise, Knoxville is experiencing earlier springs, ushering in longer allergy seasons. Pollen intensity is increasing, inducing sickening impacts for asthmatics and those vulnerable to hay fever.

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

A Change in the Air: Earlier Springs Bring Allergies and Asthma to Hard-Hit San Antonio

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

San Antonio is one of the most challenging cities for spring allergies sufferers, and rising temperatures are making it worse.

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

POLLEN PROBLEMS: Climate Change, the Growing Season, and America’s Allergies

  • Published: Mar 27th, 2019

Millions of Americans suffer from seasonal allergies—and climate change is prolonging their season of suffering.

How a Green New Deal Could Shape Delaware’s Climate Risks

How a Green New Deal Could Shape Delaware’s Climate Risks

  • Published: Feb 20th, 2019

Delaware's future could be shaped by climate action.

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

Breathing Fire: All This Smoke Means Smaller Newborns And More ER Visits

  • Published: Aug 21st, 2018

People with lung conditions are more likely to refill prescriptions and be hospitalized during smoke waves, and when pregnant mothers are exposed there’s a “small but significant" decline in birth weight.