Air Quality

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Program Makes Greener School Buses Via Retrofitting

As school buses take kids to school this fall, they’ll also be doing the environment a favor. As part of the Project Green Fleet program, more than 3,200 buses have been retrofitted to help reduce diesel emissions, according to Mike Harley of Environmental Initiative.

08/14/2014

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MPCA Issues Air Pollution Alert, Advisory

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air pollution health alert for western Minnesota effective through noon on Friday. The agency says a strong temperature inversion, snow melt and fog are trapping fine-particle pollution near the surface, causing unhealthy levels for sensitive groups. An air pollution health advisory has also been issued for the southern half of Minnesota — including the Twin Cities and Rochester — beginning Thursday evening and extending into Friday morning. Fine-particle concentrations are expected to increase and may reach unhealthy levels for sensitive groups for short periods.

03/06/2014

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Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Affects Minnesota

Smoke from Canadian wildfires is affecting air quality across Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says monitors across the state are measuring elevated levels of fine particle pollution. Satellite imagery indicates the Canadian smoke is blanketing much of Minnesota.

07/10/2013

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MPCA Updates Air Quality Index Site

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency is making it easier to keep tabs on changing air quality conditions. The MPCA has finished a major upgrade of its Air Quality Index website and it’s ready for the summer recreation season.

07/03/2013

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Report: Twin Cities Air Getting Dirtier

The American Lung Association is out with its “State of the Air” report for cities across the country, and the grade given to one Twin Cities county could take your breath away.

04/25/2012

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4 Minn. Companies Pay $55K For Air-Quality Issues

State pollution officials say the owners and operators of the St. Paul District Heating operation have paid a civil penalty of $55,000 to resolve allegations of air-quality violations.

08/19/2011

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Minnesota Air Quality Scores Decline

The American Lung Association State of the Air report gives A,B, C, D, and F grades for air quality in 18 Minnesota counties.

04/27/2011

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MPCA Cites Air Violations At Sugar Beet Plant

The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has assessed a sugar beet plant a $50,400 civil penalty for air quality and storage tank violations.

01/05/2011

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