Air Quality http://kajx.org en Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations http://kajx.org/post/western-slope-representatives-testify-new-air-regulations <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;"><span style="line-height: 1.5; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;">&nbsp; Oil and gas operators must have equipment to catch and cut down on methane leaks.</span><span style="font-size: 11.5pt; font-family: Arial, sans-serif;"><a href="http://www.colorado.gov/cs/Satellite?blobcol=urldata&amp;blobheadername1=Content-Disposition&amp;blobheadername2=Content-Type&amp;blobheadervalue1=inline%3B+filename%3D%22Regulation+Numbers+3%2C+6+%26+7+-+Unofficial+Draft.pdf%22&amp;blobheadervalue2=application%2Fpdf&amp;blobkey=id&amp;blobtabl Mon, 24 Feb 2014 12:00:00 +0000 Elise Thatcher 14696 at http://kajx.org Western Slope Representatives Testify On New Air Regulations Wildfires Contribute More to Atmospheric Warming, New Study Shows http://kajx.org/post/wildfires-contribute-more-atmospheric-warming-new-study-shows <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As the country recovers from the worst wildland firefighting accident in years, there’s&nbsp;</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">more attention on fire crews and the homes they’re trying to protect. But an often invisible result of wildfire can have a big effect on human health and climate... even after the flames die down. Science correspondent Ellis Robinson takes a look at the effects of wildfire smoke on air quality. And that means understanding something called a “tarball.”</span></p><p></p> Mon, 15 Jul 2013 19:14:54 +0000 Ellis Robinson 4517 at http://kajx.org Wildfires Contribute More to Atmospheric Warming, New Study Shows Tracking Air Quality in the Roaring Fork Valley http://kajx.org/post/tracking-air-quality-roaring-fork-valley <p></p><p>The US Supreme Court is in the news for decisions on same sex marriage and voting rights... but the highest court in the land is also planning to look at air pollution. At issue is who's to blame when air quality monitors go <u>way</u> past the legal limit. The court announced Monday it will soon review a 2011 EPA rule... one designed to help protect communities downwind of power plants. Part of the problem is figuring out how to regulate air pollution that goes across state lines. Aspen Public Radio’s science reporter wondered how air quality is measured and tracked. From a field in Carbondale, here’s Ellis Robinson.&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 23:06:39 +0000 Ellis Robinson 3563 at http://kajx.org Tracking Air Quality in the Roaring Fork Valley