Minnesota Weather: Air Quality Alert Extended For Northern Half Of State Until Wednesday EveningThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has extended the current air quality alert for the northern half of the state.
Minnesota Weather: Air Quality Alert Lifts, But 72% Of State In Severe DroughtResidents in the Twin Cities metro could be getting a break Thursday from the poor air quality conditions brought on by Canadian wildfire smoke.
Why Was The Twin Cities Under An Air Quality Alert For So Long?An air quality alert has expired in the Twin Cities. The stubborn air mass wouldn't budge for three days. But why have we seen such dirty air lately?
Air Quality Alert Issued For Northeast, Central And Southwest MinnesotaWildfire smoke originating in Canada is currently clouding the skies over central and northeast Minnesota. According to air pollution monitors, fine particle pollution is at or above a level that is considered unhealthy for sensitive groups.
Air Quality Alert Issued For Northern MinnesotaSmoke from Canadian wildfires has prompted another weekend air quality alert.
Minnesota PCA Issues Air Quality Alert For Twin CitiesThe Minnesota Pollution Control Agency has issued an air quality advisory, which affects the entire Twin Cities metro area.
Air Advisory Issued For Central, Southern MinnesotaAn air pollution health advisory is in effect for central and southern Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency says a combination of low clouds, fog and light southeasterly to easterly winds are combining Thursday to cause fine particle pollution to approach a level considered unhealthy.
Minnesota Sees Worst Air Quality In 20 Years Due To Canadian WildfiresMassive forest fires in Canada continue to cause problems in Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency (MPCA) reported that Monday's air quality was the worst that has been recorded in Minnesota in the last 20 years. MPCA spokesperson Frank Kohlasch says for about 8 hours on Monday air quality was worse in Minnesota than it is in Beijing, China.
Canadian Wildfires Causing Unhealthy Air In MinnesotaThe thick haze caused by smoke from more than 100 Canadian wildfires is causing unhealthy air quality conditions across a large part of Minnesota. The Minnesota Pollution Control Agency reports that the air quality is rated unhealthy for everyone from a large part of northwestern Minnesota, including Detroit Lakes, extending down to Brainerd and St. Cloud toward the Twin Cities suburbs.
Program Makes Greener School Buses Via RetrofittingAs 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.
MPCA Issues Air Pollution Alert, AdvisoryThe 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.
Smoke From Canadian Wildfires Affects MinnesotaSmoke 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.
MPCA Updates Air Quality Index SiteThe 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.
Report: Twin Cities Air Getting DirtierThe 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.
4 Minn. Companies Pay $55K For Air-Quality IssuesState 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.