ozone http://kuer.org en Ozone Rising Throughout Utah http://kuer.org/post/ozone-rising-throughout-utah <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>&nbsp;&nbsp;</p><p></p><p>Forecasters are predicting nice weather for the holiday weekend. But clear, quiet skies also mean higher ozone pollution that can cause health problems.</p><p>Ozone is Utah’s “other” pollution. It’s odorless and colorless. But this summertime pollutant still poses a hazard to health. Bo Call supervises pollution monitoring for the Utah Division of Air Quality.</p> Wed, 02 Jul 2014 21:00:00 +0000 Judy Fahys 48700 at http://kuer.org Ozone Rising Throughout Utah Questions Arise About the Role of Methane in Uintah Basin Air Quality http://kuer.org/post/questions-arise-about-role-methane-uintah-basin-air-quality <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;</span>The Utah Division of Air Quality has just released the <a href="http://www.deq.utah.gov/locations/uintahbasin/studies/2013study.htm">third in a series of studies </a>on the winter ozone problem in the Uintah Basin.</p> Thu, 03 Apr 2014 13:30:00 +0000 Dan Bammes 44306 at http://kuer.org Questions Arise About the Role of Methane in Uintah Basin Air Quality State Officials Warn of Invisible Ozone Threat http://kuer.org/post/state-officials-warn-invisible-ozone-threat <p></p><p>Utah regulators are trying to educate people on the dangers of ozone, an invisible gas produced by smog that doctors say taxes the lungs of even healthy people.</p><p>The press conference took place under clear blue skies at a park in Woods Cross, with children playing nearby. It seemed like a nice day, but Director of the state’s Division of Air Quality Bryce Bird says ozone often goes overlooked because people can't see it.</p> Mon, 08 Jul 2013 23:35:19 +0000 Andrea Smardon 32088 at http://kuer.org State Officials Warn of Invisible Ozone Threat Why Doesn't Utah's Ozone Pollution Just Blow Away? http://kuer.org/post/why-doesnt-utahs-ozone-pollution-just-blow-away <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>In the winter, air pollution can stay trapped in the valleys of the Wasatch Front until the wind picks up and blows it away.&nbsp; In the summer, ozone pollution can be a problem day after day even when the wind is blowing. &nbsp;</p> Mon, 01 Jul 2013 20:09:48 +0000 Dan Bammes 31752 at http://kuer.org Why Doesn't Utah's Ozone Pollution Just Blow Away?