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The importance of our Woodlands

This morning we went for a walk to our local woods, and we explored, climbed and played – it was brilliant. I know we’re very lucky to live close enough to visit them on such a regularly basis. 367 more words

Air filters

There are several filtering methods – we contemplate using at least three. For example, a pollutant such as tobacco smoke contains both gases and particles, so it requires two types of filters for effective removal. 34 more words

Measuring oxygen and air

Measuring carbon dioxide, temperature, humidity and particulate matter (smoke, pollen, dust …)

We would initially be inclined to take measurements before and after class as well as at the three breaks, so essentially every 30 minutes

Katrina, the BP spill, now Houston: This consulting firm keeps coming under fire

A crude oil spill during Hurricane Katrina in 2005. A coal ash spill in Tennessee in 2008. The BP oil spill in 2010. In all three cases, the companies responsible for these environmental calamities turned to the same Arkansas-based consulting firm, the… 807 more words

Climate & Energy

The worst air quality was in Chiang Rai where the air quality index (AQI) in tambon Wiang Phang Kham in Chiang Rai’s Mae Sai stands at 316.

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Air Quality

Can more be done to prevent Vernon dust advisories?

Vernon has been living under a dust advisory for four days now.

It’s the fourth such advisory so far this year, which in total have spanned almost two weeks. 540 more words

Health

Massive Petrochemical Fire Blankets Community in Smoke and Toxic Benzene

A massive petrochemical fire in Texas burned for four days, releasing dangerous levels of toxic benzene into the air. Shelter-in-place advisories were issued for thousands of residents in the Houston area due to unsafe air quality. 148 more words

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