pollution, American Lung Association, soot, smog
Apr 21, 2023

Arizona fails again – we need healthier, cleaner air

Arizona needs a fresh direction for cleaner, healthier air.

pollution, people of color, American Lung Association, ozone, air quality
Apr 20, 2023

Report: Phoenix again ranks among most polluted; people of color more likely to be exposed

The Phoenix metro area is one of the most ozone-polluted cities in the United States, according to the most recent State of the Air report from the American Lung Association. The report emphasized people of color are especially affected by air pollution and the health issues it can cause.

EPA, ADEQ, pollution
Mar 30, 2023

Arizona will fail clean-air standards if other states aren’t ‘good neighbors’

Arizona is doing all it can to improve air quality but will not meet federal standards as long as pollution from other jurisdictions can drift across its borders, the director of the Arizona Department of Environmental Quality testified Wednesday.

ozone, pollution, Maricopa County, EPA, poor ozone quality, NOx, NO, lipids, allergens, Sierra Club’s Grand Canyon Chapter, Covid, pollution, heart attacks, strokes
Jan 11, 2023

Maricopa County’s ozone pollution is high and getting worse

Maricopa County’s ozone levels are getting worse, harming the health of its 4.5 million residents and threatening to cost the region billions of dollars in the coming years.

Sep 24, 2020

How President Ronald Reagan saved the bathing suit

What most folks probably don’t realize is that they have President Reagan to thank for these light and skimpy wardrobe options.

This Nov. 9, 2017, photo shows that even in the middle of the day, the I-10 often has heavy traffic. Vehicle emissions are a main contributor to ozone air pollution in Phoenix, a city built around the use of cars. (Photo by Jenna Miller/Arizona Capitol Times)
Nov 10, 2017

Arizona ozone levels rise as feds tighten air quality restrictions

Across much of Arizona there was more ozone in the air this summer than there was last year, including several days in Phoenix where the levels spiked into the unhealthy range.

Apr 11, 2013

Arizona officials urge air pollution vigilance

Arizona officials say residents must be vigilant about air quality as warmer temperatures start to usher in dangerous ozone pollution.