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EPA Community Air Monitoring Training Webinar

Webinar: ¬†Thursday 9 July 2015, 09:00 AM – 12:30 PM [Note: ¬†8 (not 10!) Central Time!] Continue Reading →

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Air Quality Index reaches 200 in St. Michael, Minnesota

Air Quality Index of 200 in St. Michael, MN, in July 6, 2015 at 1500

Air Quality Index of 200 in St. Michael, MN, in July 6, 2015 at 1500

http://aqicn.org/city/usa/minnesota/st.-michael/

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MPCA, Monday: “Air quality in the northern 2/3 of Minnesota is unhealthy for everyone.”

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See “current conditions” here.

Conditions are reported as CODE RED–over 150–in Brainerd, Ely, and Virginia. Duluth is reporting 149. This is just for “fine particles (PM2.5). Ozone levels are low at the moment but are forecast to increase to CODE YELLOW levels later in the week.

Fine particles, ozone, heat, humidity and allergens (pollen, mold, etc.) are cumulative health stressors. Take the health threat seriously! Continue Reading →

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Bad air on the Fourth of July……

Image from KSTP:  https://www.facebook.com/KSTPTV/photos/a.384759236951.163883.313623491951/10153465445446952/?type=1 (Thanks to Carol Overland for locating this.)

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) sends us a warning:

“Poor air quality in central Minnesota due to forest fires in Canada” Continue Reading →

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