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Summer Wildfire Season and Utah’s Air Quality

Wildfire smoke significantly affects the levels of particulate matter (PM) in our air. Since the start of July, there have been over 100 reported wildfires in Utah alone. Because wildfires are inherently dangerous to the air we breathe, it’s important that Utahns have access to resources to stay safe and … Read More

Everything You Need to Know About Summer Ozone in Utah

What is summer ozone and how can we combat its effects?

Summer ozone occurs when chemical emissions react with sunlight and heat. Whenever you drive a car, use gasoline-powered yard tools, or enjoy air conditioning indoors, Nitrogen Oxide (NOx) and volatile organic compounds (VOCs) are released into the air. These chemicals … Read More

Reduce Your Emissions Around Town This Summer

We’ve made it through another winter season of visible inversion, but that shouldn’t mean our mission to cut down on carbon emissions is out of mind! Utah’s summer ozone is proof that our job isn’t done yet. The good news is that there are plenty of easy and affordable ways … Read More

June 2019 Partners Meeting

During our June
2019 UCAIR partners meeting we heard first from Bryce Bird, Director of the
Division of Air Quality about what it would take for our airshed to be no
longer be considered in non-attainment. We then turned the time over to Phil
Sarnoff with Bike Utah. He gave us presentation about the … Read More

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