Air Pollution http://www.kunc.org en Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules http://www.kunc.org/post/tensions-stir-epa-hearings-new-emission-rules The coal industry made its presence known in Pittsburgh this week for public hearings on President Obama's controversial plan to address climate change. A key element is rules the Environmental Protection Agency <a href="http://www.npr.org/2014/06/02/318266794/epa-lays-out-centerpiece-to-obamas-climate-change-policy">proposed in June</a>. They would cut greenhouse gas emissions — chiefly carbon dioxide — from existing power plants. The national goal is 30 percent by 2030, based on 2005 levels.<p>Coal has much to lose under the rules. Fri, 01 Aug 2014 09:00:00 +0000 Jeff Brady 59224 at http://www.kunc.org Tensions Stir At EPA Hearings On New Emission Rules Denver EPA Hearing Draws A Crowd http://www.kunc.org/post/denver-epa-hearing-draws-crowd <p>Hundreds of people are expected to testify in Denver on proposed rules to reduce carbon emissions from coal-fired power plants. The Denver hearing is one of several the Environmental Protection Agency is hosting across the country on the plans.</p><p> Wed, 30 Jul 2014 13:28:48 +0000 Bente Birkeland 59179 at http://www.kunc.org Denver EPA Hearing Draws A Crowd Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too http://www.kunc.org/post/hiking-ozone-and-learning-about-it-too <p>On a warm afternoon in Boulder, a small group of residents and scientists walked alongside South Boulder Creek.</p><p>"Today, we are here to talk about our regional air quality," said Jennelle Freeston, the volunteer coordinator for Boulder's <a href="https://bouldercolorado.gov/osmp">Open Space and Mountain Parks</a>.</p><p> Tue, 29 Jul 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 59142 at http://www.kunc.org Hiking In The Ozone, And Learning About It Too Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort http://www.kunc.org/post/research-flights-over-front-range-part-bigger-air-quality-effort <p>When Front Range residents look to the skies for the next few weeks, they may see something unusual – a NASA P-3 airplane buzzing just a thousand feet above.</p><p>The plane is one of three research aircraft plying the skies, as scientists from NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research work to learn more about air pollution in Colorado.</p><p> Tue, 15 Jul 2014 21:58:11 +0000 Stephanie Paige Ogburn 58856 at http://www.kunc.org Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site? http://www.kunc.org/post/why-there-large-burning-flare-well-site <p>As the oil and gas boom in Northern Colorado brings more development closer to the urban core, sights that are common on the plains or in <a href="http://www.kunc.org/post/much-north-dakotas-natural-gas-going-flames">rural development areas like North Dakota’s Bakken</a> may come as a surprise.</p><p>For example, a large pillar of fire burning at an oil and gas well site.</p><p> Tue, 17 Jun 2014 11:00:00 +0000 Nathan Heffel & Grace Hood 57831 at http://www.kunc.org Why Is There A Large Burning Flare At A Well Site?