July 8, 2022
Summer is here and plans are well underway for a variety of outdoor activities. Protect your health by having a back-up plan if it gets smoky outside.
July 8, 2022
Summer is in full swing and so is the heat. Temperatures have now settled into the seasonal upper 80s and 90s. As the temperature heats up, ground-level ozone pollution tends to increase as well. So what exactly is ozone? Good up high, bad nearby Ozone can be found in two locations – in the Earth’s…
May 20, 2022
Spring is the time of year when we receive the most inquiries from area residents about outdoor burning on private property.
May 19, 2022
Yesterday afternoon’s winds brought in dust from the Columbia Basin. The screenshot of the dust event shows data collected at Turnbull Wildlife Refuge. It was a short-lived spike, thankfully. Dust (particulate matter) climbed very close to the Unhealthy for Sensitive Groups/Orange on the Air Quality Index (AQI). These charts can be found on our Current…
May 6, 2022
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and their partners are promoting Air Quality Awareness Week. To support these efforts, we’ll share information each day this week. Check back each day for more info and links to resources. Be Air Aware & Prepared.
April 21, 2022
Over a three year period, 2018-2020, Spokane had 23 days of unhealthy air quality due to wildfire smoke.
April 11, 2022
This time of year, air quality can be affected by dust from windy conditions. When it is dusty, it is important to take precautions to protect your health.
April 8, 2022
Spokane Clean Air maintains a network of air quality monitoring stations located throughout Spokane County. Stationary monitors measure concentrations of air pollutants of concern: particulate matter and ground-level ozone.