air quality

3:58pm

Tue July 15, 2014
Air Quality

Research Flights Over Front Range Part Of A Bigger Air Quality Effort

Researcher Gabriele Pfister in front of the C-130 plane the National Center for Atmospheric Research will be using to measure air quality.
Stephanie Paige Ogburn KUNC

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.

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.

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5:00am

Mon July 14, 2014
Environment

The Plants In This Garden Tell You When The Air Is Dirty

A tulip poplar leaf with ozone damage.
Danica Lombardozzi National Center for Atmospheric Research

What if you could look at the plants in your garden in order to learn if the air around you is clean or dirty?

At the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, scientists have planted a garden that does just that.

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2:42pm

Sat May 3, 2014
Environment

Northern Colorado Facing Higher Pollution Levels, But Why?

Colorado became the first state to regulate methane emissions from the oil and gas industry.
Credit Brother Magneto / Flickr - Creative Commons

Colorado has traditionally been known as a pristine state with clean air, but ground-level ozone and smog are changing that. Not every county in Colorado is declining in air quality, but the Front Range is receiving low marks.

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9:55am

Mon February 24, 2014
Oil & Gas

Air Quality Officials Tighten Pollution Rules For Drillers

New rules set standards for methane emissions for oil and gas producers in Colorado
Photo by Kirk Siegler