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Morning-after Spike in Ozone Air Pollution from Super Bowl XLV?

Those spectacular aerial images of a brightly-lit Cowboys Stadium during Sunday's Super Bowl XLV symbolize one of the hottest new pieces of scientific intelligence about air pollution.

Continuous emissions monitoring

McIlvaine Forecasts Up to $3B Market for Air Pollution Monitoring, Control

Taking into account revenues for ambient monitoring systems, intermittent stack sampling, and process control using pollutant analyzers, the world market could be more than $3 billion, according to McIlvaine's latest report.

Survey of EUEC Attendees Finds More than Half Are Not Measuring Carbon

Enviance commissioned a survey of 143 energy and utility professionals at EUEC 2011 to determine the industry's progress toward compliance with new regulations.

Should Vapor Intrusion be Part of NPL Decisionmaking?

EPA is asking for comments on seven topics related to potential revisions of its Hazard Ranking System.

Agency Seeks Input for Common-sense Design of GHG Rules

EPA has slated five listening sessions related to updating the Clean Air Act's pollution standards for power plants and refineries.

LSU Professor Evaluates Photocatalytic Pavements

Pureti was applied to asphalt and concrete paving near the LSU campus; Professor Hassan is monitoring air quality and groundwater runoff from the site.

More than 24 million Americans have asthma.

NRDC: Lawmakers' Actions against Clean Air Will Put Children at Risk

The Natural Resources Defense Council and Health Care Without Harm say that efforts to block EPA's carbon dioxide pollution actions will result in adverse health consequences.

Pine tree study results may have application for air quality models

Pine Tree Study May Help Make Air Quality Models Closer to Reality

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory's Alla Zelenyuk said the results could have profound implications for policy governing particulate matter.



CarSharing Industry Forms Association to Drive Best Practices

Founding members are signatories to the Carsharing Industry Code of Ethics and Standards of Practices, which articulates the purpose, definition, and goals of carsharing.

Virgin Islands' Refinery to Install $700M Worth of Pollution Controls

Hovensa LLC also will pay more than $5.3 million to settle Clean Air Act violations; EPA estimates smog and asthma-causing emissions will be reduced by 8,500 tons per year.

U.S. President Barack Obama

Obama Earns Average Grade on Environment, Group Says

Two year's into his term, Obama gets good grades for greenhouse gas endangerment finding but poor ones for endangered species from the Center for Biological Diversity.

EPA Awards $25M to Support HEI Research on Air Quality

The Health Effects Institute will develops tools to examine the combined effects of air pollution exposures on public health and the relationship between air quality and climate change.

More Cars and Light Trucks Can Use E15 Fuel, EPA Says

Agency continues review of public comments for an E15 pump label to help ensure consumers use the correct fuel.

Emissions Standards for Boilers, Certain Incinerators Still Under Review

EPA says comments shed new light on key areas and that the agency plans to propose significantly different standards from what was proposed last year.

Wisconsin parks are using electric vehicles.

Wisconsin State Parks Make the E-Vehicle Switch

A fleet of 15 electric vehicles is helping the Department of Natural Resources save money as it maintains state park facilities.

Texas State Government Skips EPA GHG Permit Hearing, But Environmentalists Don't

Testimony at a Jan. 14 public hearing in Dallas on the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s dispute with Texas over greenhouse gas (GHG) permitting was almost unanimously positive, in stark contrast with the combative stance the state has taken. No representatives from the state attended the meeting.

Study: Living Near Busy Roadways Increases Chances of Allergic Asthma

Teens in the study who lived immediately next to a busy roadway had increased risk of allergies and asthma. The odds can go up by 30 percent for developing allergies to dust mites, pet hairs, and mold, and can double for having actual asthma symptoms, such as wheezing and the need for medications to help breathe.

PennFuture Gives GenOn Notice of Possible Suit over Air Pollution

The company's Cheswick Power Plant reportedly may resume operating without pollution controls.

Judge Remands Two Issues on Plant Washington's Permit

POWER4Georgians will need to provide more data and analysis on particulate matter and carbon monoxide emissions.

NIPSCO Settles Alleged CAA Violations for More than $600M

Northern Indiana Public Service Co. will install pollution control technology on all of its coal-fired plants, pay a penalty, and fund mitigation projects in Indiana.

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