Tag: Wildfires

Identifying and Quantifying the Impact of Wildfires and Dust Events on Utah’s Air Quality

Relevant Documentation EPA Definition of an Exceptional Event Scope of Work Final Report Presentation: Modeling Challenges for Ozone Exceptional Event Demonstrations Principal Investigator: John Lin, (UU) Study Period: 1 September 2014 – 1 January 2016 Funded for: $93,335 DAQ Contact: Chris Pennell Wildfires and dust storms are considered “exceptional events” in air quality modeling because …

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How To Protect Your Pets During Wildfires

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.

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Wildfire’s Impact on Our Environment

Widespread wildfires in summertime —and, now, even springtime—are rapidly becoming the “new normal” in the American West. Along with the destruction and loss of forest caused by blazes, there are immediate and long-term environmental impacts that dramatically affect vital resources.

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Wildfires: Where There’s Smoke, There’s Pollution

By Donna Kemp Spangler Wildfire season is in full swing, most notably in central and southern Utah, where firefighters continue to battle several stubborn wildfires. Although individuals along the Wasatch Front may not be directly impacted by the wildfires burning south of here, the smoke from fires can have a serious impact on health. As …

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Air Quality: Utah Clears the Skies over National Parks

By Colleen Delaney Utah has some of the most spectacular scenery in the West, particularly in our state’s five national parks. But hazy skies can spoil the experience, and the pollution that creates this haze can also harm human health. Thanks to over 20 years of collaborative work with regional stakeholders, Utah has significantly reduced …

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