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Contaminación del aire alcanza niveles dañinos en Tucson, advierte Condado Pima

Las nieveles de contaminación del aire en Tucson alcanzaron niveles dañinos, provocando una adviso del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental de que los residentes deben evitar la actividad física intensa al aire libre.... Read more»

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Ozone in Tucson climbs back to dangerous levels for 2nd time in 2 weeks

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area is at harmful levels for the second time in as many weeks, and residents should limit outdoor activities, Pima County Department of Environmental Quality officials said.... Read more»

Pima County taps Barbara Escobar as permanent Environmental Quality director

Barbara Escobar, the interim director for the county's Department of Environmental Quality, will take over the role permanently starting on May 8, Pima County announced Monday.... Read more»

Contaminación del aire alcanza niveles dañinos en Tucson, advierte Condado Pima

Las nieveles de contaminación del aire en Tucson alcanzaron niveles dañinos, provocando una adviso del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental de que los residentes deben evitar la actividad física intensa al aire libre.... Read more»

Tucson air pollution hits harmful level, Pima County warns

Air pollution in the Tucson metro area hit harmful levels on Friday, prompting an advisory from Pima County that residents should avoid intense physical outdoor activity because of the amount of ground-level ozone.... Read more»

Western boom cities see spike in harmful ozone

In the heavily populated mountain valleys of the West, the odorless, colorless gas known as ozone has remained stubbornly difficult to reduce to safe levels.... Read more»

Guest opinion

Steele: Climate crisis has huge costs for Arizona, but state leaders can’t fight it alone

Over the last decade, Arizona has experienced 13 extreme weather events costing the state up to $10 billion in damages, and while state action is crucial, we can’t do this alone - states rely on the federal government to serve as a strong baseline for climate action. ... Read more»

Not just dust in the wind: Pima County airs pollution advisory Tuesday

Particulates floating in the air around Pima County reached such high levels on Tuesday that the Department of Environmental Quality issued an "high pollution advisory," recommending at-risk individuals reduce their outdoor activities.... Read more»

Wildfire pollution could be killing more than the fires

Wildfires the world over have exacted a devastating toll, destroying lives with increased frequency as warming temperatures and questionable forest management practices have made fires larger, more intense and more frequent. ... Read more»

Hot dry fall predicted for the West after hottest July on record

Climatologists forecast a 70% chance that La Niña conditions will return for a second year in a row this winter, which could bring some rain for coastal areas of the Northwest and more dry conditions for the Southwest. ... Read more»

The water cycle is intensifying as the climate warms – that means more intense storms and flooding

A recent report documents an increase in both wet and dry extremes over most regions around the globe, and the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warns that the water cycle has been intensifying and will continue to intensify as the planet warms. ... Read more»

Biden pushes for more electric vehicles, tighter emission standards

Backed by automakers and in stark contrast to the rollbacks of the last administration, the president is proposing an aggressive agenda with tightened emission standards and a goal of making 50% of all vehicles sold in 2030 electric. ... Read more»

Niveles dañinos de ozono en Tucson provoca 3a advertencia este semana por Condado Pima

Los altos niveles de ozono en el área metropolitana de Tucson provocaron una advertencia de aire del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental por el tercer día consecutivo durante un verano marcado por incendios forestales.... Read more»

Harmful levels of ozone in Tucson trigger week's 3rd air advisory

High levels of ozone in the Tucson metro area prompted an air quality advisory from Pima County for a third consecutive day during a summer that’s been marked by wildfires and high temperatures making for hazy skies across the West. ... Read more»

El ozono en Tucson vuelve a subir a niveles peligrosos por 2o día consecutivo

Los altos niveles de ozono en el área metropolitana de Tucson provocaron una advertencia de aire del Departamento del Condado Pima de Calidad Ambiental por segundo día consecutivo durante un verano marcado por incendios forestales.... Read more»

Ozone in Tucson climbs back to dangerous levels for 2nd straight day

High levels of ozone in the Tucson metro area provoked an air advisory warning from the Pima County Department of Environmental Quality for the second straight day during a summer that’s been marked by wildfires... Read more»

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