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Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

Breathing Fire: Wildfire Smoke Forcing Idahoans Indoors

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Idahoans are being affected by pollution from worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies. The smoke is creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains.

Breathing Fire: California’s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke

Breathing Fire: California’s Central Valley Bears the Brunt of Wildfire Smoke

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Worsening wildfires linked to the weather, climate change and forest management policies are causing unprecedented smoke pollution across the West and beyond, creating public health risks and undermining decades of air quality gains.

Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires

Air Pollution Progress Still Undermined by Western Wildfires

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Smoke pollution is leading to serious public health impacts as large wildfires across the American West become more frequent and destructive.

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

West Nile Crippling El Pasoans, Rising Temperatures Play Role

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Most U.S. cities have experienced an increase in the average number of mosquito disease danger days each year. El Paso's increase was larger than most, raising risks of West Nile infections.

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

U.S. Faces a Rise in Mosquito ‘Disease Danger Days’

  • Published: Aug 8th, 2018

Climate change is causing a change in location of disease-carrying mosquitoes as the world warms, likely leading to a significant public health challenge in the U.S.

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

Missouri Farms Hold Big Potential as Carbon Storehouse

  • Published: Jul 18th, 2018

Missouri farms as carbon storehouse? A new study finds big potential in the Show Me State.

As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion

As Seas Rise, Americans Use Nature to Fight Worsening Erosion

  • Published: Jul 14th, 2018

Rising costs from flooding and erosion are prompting Americans, military bases and government agencies to opt for more natural alternatives.

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

Air Conditioning Costs Rise With Arizona’s Heat

  • Published: Jul 11th, 2018

Air conditioning is becoming more vital as temperatures rise, pushing up utility bills and putting comfortable levels of cooling out of the reach of some.