A 2018 Summer of Extremes

A 2018 Summer of Extremes

  • Published: Aug 29th, 2018

From deluge to wildfires, summer 2018 was one of extremes in the U.S.

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.

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.

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

Wildfire Smoke Health Risks

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Even small concentrations of smoke pollution from wildfires can be harmful to human health.

Smoke Wave Days in the Western U.S.

Smoke Wave Days in the Western U.S.

  • Published: Aug 15th, 2018

Smoke pollution from wildfires threatens the advancements the U.S. has made in cleaning its air.

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.