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What the Devil won't tell you

Ozone levels in Pima County air nothing to cough at

Ozone doesn't just make it harder to see the Rincons, it'll harm your lungs — and, as we're learning, even your heart. And Tucson just blew over the legal limit for the smoggy contaminant. Here's the low-down on why we should keep an eye on the sky. ... Read more»

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Dust in the wind means air quality watch for Pima County

High levels of soot, dust and aerosol matter in the air have led officials to caution people with sensitivities to limit outdoor activities for the next day or so in the Tucson area.... Read more»

Cut lighter fluid for tastier, greener grilling

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing smaller amounts of volatile organic compounds into the air — key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

Cut lighter fluid for tastier grilling, less pollution

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing into the air a lower amount of volatile organic compounds—key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

July 4 BBQ

Green grilling means tastier food, less pollution

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing into the air a lower amount of volatile organic compounds—key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food for your July 4 barbecue. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney.... Read more»

I-10 drivers warned of wind gusts, dust storms

Anyone driving north from Tucson on Thursday should be aware that high winds and blowing dust could affect their ability to see the road. The Weather Service issued a blowing dust advisory until 7 p.m. for the Tucson metro area, Marana and Picacho Peak.... Read more»

Tangerine Landfill feels squeeze, closing to public

Nearing the limit on its capacity to take in more trash, Pima County's Tangerine Landfill will close to the public on Dec. 1, officials said. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Report card on Pima County air quality

An interview with Tucson City Councilman Steve Kozachik (D-Ward 6). Also, Tucson Realty & Trust President Hank Amos. Plus, Beth Gorman of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Tucson struggles with dust issues

An interview with Beth Gorman, senior program manager for the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. Next, Certified Financial Planner Shelly Fishman with the Tuesday Money Maker Report. Plus, Blogger Beat contributor David Safier of Blog For Arizona.... Read more»

Dust in the wind: Air quality warning continues

Airborne dust remaining from Monday's gusty winds have led the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality to continue an air-quality advisory into Tuesday. People with heart disease or respiratory difficulties should reduce their exposure to outside air, a county spokeswoman said. ... Read more»

Air quality warning: Winds kick up dust

Monday's gusty winds have led the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality to issue an air-quality advisory, and the Weather Service to warn motorists about blowing dust. People with heart disease or respiratory difficulties should reduce their exposure to outside air, a county spokeswoman said. ... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: Pima County gets good air quality marks

An update on the capital from Terry Bracy, Buckmaster contributor in Washington, D.C., plus financial planner Shelly Fishman, an interview with CD1 GOP candidate Jonathan Paton, and Beth Gorman of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality. ... Read more»

July 4 BBQ

Green grilling means tastier food, less pollution

Grilling without using lighter fluid means releasing into the air a lower amount of volatile organic compounds—key ingredients in smog. It can also mean better-tasting food. So how to get the blasted coals glowing without dousing them in lighter fluid? Use a charcoal chimney in your barbecue.... Read more»

Buckmaster Show

Buckmaster: How is Tucson's air quality?

Today on Buckmaster — Beth Gorman of the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality, certified financial planner Shelly Fishman, aging expert Gale Morgan, and John Sefton, deputy director of Tucson Parks and Recreation.... Read more»

Input sought on Marana landfill air quality permit

The Pima County Department of Environmental Quality is seeking public input on a request for an air quality permit for the planned Marana Regional Landfill at an open house Tuesday and public hearing Wednesday.... Read more»

Kids gear up to Walk n' Roll to school

Students around Tucson won't be hiding inside this Friday the 13th when they walk, ride, skate and scooter to school to improve Pima County's air quality in the annual Walk n' Roll to School Day.... Read more»

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