Poor air quality from wildfires can affect more than just your health. Wildfire smoke is particularly harmful to animals, and those living close to a burn area may wonder what they can do to protect their pets.
Tailpipes are the No. 1 cause of air pollution and the problem is a health risk. For that reason, Utah has Vehicle Emissions Control, Inspection and Maintenance programs in five counties: Cache, Davis, Salt Lake, Utah and Weber administered by the local health departments.
Utah’s Department of Environmental Quality’s Division of Air Quality often hears from resident who want to know more about Utah’s air quality, the pollutants, the causes, and what they can do to help reduce their emissions.
During February, the Salt Lake Chamber sponsors the Clear the Air Challenge. The goal of the Challenge is to help residents learn helpful tools to cut tailpipe emission. Employees at the Department of Environmental Quality shared with us how they took part in this year’s Challenge and why they feel it is an important tool…
In the coming decades, Utah residents will grapple with the most responsible use of the automobile and its place in our lives.
In 2017, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality and Gov. Gary Herbert announced a lofty goal to reduce annual emissions into Utah’s air by 25 percent by 2026. To make this plan a reality, Gov. Herbert’s 2019 budget provides $100 million to fund high-impact air quality projects.
Winterizing your home is one of the easiest ways to cut down on personal emissions. It also saves you money on energy costs. Here are a few steps to take before the weather gets any worse.
Harnessing the broad knowledge base of Utah’s researchers and scientists, DEQ has refined and improved its list of research goals and priorities. The new list represents the kind of research topics that will make the most impact on understanding and improving air quality.