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Weather Service, Pima County warn of blowing dust

If you’re not riding the streetcar and instead planning on hitting the road northward, you should know that the Weather Service has issued a blowing dust advisory that covers the Picacho Peak area. Pima County officials said they are also issuing an advisory, warning of dust and smoke carried from wildfires.... Read more»

EPA proposing OK for Maricopa County dust-reduction plan

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is proposing approval for a plan by local and state officials to reduce airborne dust in Maricopa County. The approval would end years of wrangling over the county’s failure to meet EPA standards — a conflict that jeopardized federal highway funding.... 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»

Thunderstorms, lightning possible, Weather Service warns

Afternoon and evening thunderstorms, with dangerous lightning and erratic wind gusts up to 60 mph are possible Sunday, said the National Weather Service. An air quality alert, due to blowing dust, has been issued for Pinal County.... Read more»2

Clean Air Act analysis

EPA enforcement often brings more hot air than heat

Although eight Arizona sites are on a secret federal “watch list” of polluters who have not been subject to timely formal enforcement, the extent of air pollution in the state is clouded by poor record-keeping and bureaucratic miscommunication, a TucsonSentinel.com investigation shows.... Read more»

WildEarth Guardians

Enviro group sues EPA to list Tucson among air quality danger zones

Dust is not as harmless as it seems. The EPA lists a host of health problems it can cause, including premature death. WildEarth Guardians wants the EPA to do something about the quality of Tucson’s air.... Read more»

Updated: Dust-storm crashes kill one, injure many near Picacho, Casa Grande

Zero visibility during a massive dust storm led to the death of one man and many injured in a series of collisions on I-10 near Picacho Peak midday Tuesday. Westbound lanes of the highway remained closed during the evening.... Read more»

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