Category Archives: Wildfires and particulate pollution

2011 Oct. 25: NASA Takes A Look Back At A Decade Of Fires

2011 Oct. 25: NASA Takes A Look Back At A Decade Of Fires RedOrbit Wildfires are prolific generators of both sooty dark particles called black carbon that readily absorb radiation from the sun and warm the atmosphere as well as … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 25: MT Missoula: Wildfire smoke may be behind recent bighorn pneumonia outbreak in …

2011 Sept. 25: MT Missoula: Wildfire smoke may be behind recent bighorn pneumonia outbreak in … The Missoulian Race said that while it would be difficult to prove that smoke was the … lungs do have to work harder to … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 20: IL, MN & WI: Opinion on Wildfire in MN and comparison to OWB wood smoke pollution

2011 Sept. 20: IL, MN & WI: Opinion on Wildfire in MN and comparison to OWB wood smoke pollution Quick follow-up to my e-mail below. Another person (with the Wisconsin Extension Service) saw the comparison between wild fire and OWB … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 14: WI (Wood County): Minnesota wildfire affects central Wisconsin air quality

2011 Sept. 14: WI (Wood County): Minnesota wildfire affects central Wisconsin air quality Wisconsin Rapids Tribune There was a blue haze of smoke Tuesday over Eighth Street South in Wisconsin … an environmental health specialist with the Wood County Health … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 16: FL Jacksonville: Smoke alert for Jacksonville again

2011 Sept. 16: FL Jacksonville: Smoke alert for Jacksonville again Florida Times-Union The smoke, impacting northern portions of Jacksonville, is causing an excess of particulate matter in the air. Children, the elderly and sensitive individuals should try to avoid exposure … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 15: IL Chicago (Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall and Will counties, Northern IL, Northwestern IL): Haze from Minnesota wildfire prompts health warning

2011 Sept. 15: IL Chicago (Lake, McHenry, Cook, DuPage, Grundy, Kane, Kendall and Will counties, Northern IL, Northwestern IL): Haze from Minnesota wildfire prompts health warning (Lake & McHenry Counties) SouthtownStar Elevated levels of fine particulate matter pose health risks … Continue reading

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2011 Sept. 14: IL, MN, WI: Smoke from MN Wildfire prompts Particulate Alerts in 3 states (Code Red in 4 counties in WI)

2011 Sept. 14: IL, MN, WI: Smoke from MN Wildfire prompts Particulate Alerts in 3 states (Code Red in 4 counties in WI) Smoke from Minnesota Fire Could Linger in Chicago Area for Days MyFox Chicago The wildfire is burning … Continue reading

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