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Why Houston Might Struggle Living Up to the EPA’s New Smog Rules

Posted on · They’ve been part of the Houston landscape for decades: giant flares that burn off explosive gases from refineries and petrochemical plants. But the pollution they emit, as well as exhaust from many thousands of vehicles, has been reduced in Houston. The amount of ozone that’s created by pollution when hit with sunlight used to exceed federal standards […]

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Air Quality and Rap Lyrics in Court: Wednesday’s Show (May 13, 2015)

Posted on · The American Lung Association recently released its annual “State of the Air” report, which studied air quality data from 2011 through 2013. While there’s some good news for Houston’s air quality, the report ranks the metropolitan area among the top ten when it comes to ozone pollution. The report comes a few days after the Environmental […]

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New Technology is Being Used to Study Houstonians’ Exposure to Air Pollution

Posted on · The Houston Advanced Research Center is beginning an air quality study using new air quality monitoring technologies to assess human exposure to air pollution. The Manchester, Milby Park and Galena Park neighborhoods will be the focus of the study. We learn more from Dr. Jay Olaguer, the Program Director for Air Quality Science at HARC.