Air quality around the world suffered in 2022 because of climate-induced extreme heat, according to a new report from the World Meteorological Association.
Centers for Disease Control studies increased asthma-related ER visits by 17% nationwide during 19 of the smokiest days. On the worst air quality day in New York state, those visits spiked 82%.
Poor air quality can drive you indoors, but do you know what you're breathing inside your home? Here's the latest on optimizing ventilation and other air-clearing strategies.
For the team of people working to forecast air quality at the Forsyth County Office of Environmental Assistance and Protection, this summer has been a wildcard. Smoke from the Canadian wildfires brought more back-to-back poor air quality days than the area has seen in years. The county has been at an advantage though: It’s one of only three in the state to operate its own air quality monitoring stations and it's the only one that issues its own daily forecasts.
Parts of the Midwest are seeing unhealthy air quality this weekend, including Minnesota, Wisconsin, Montana and the Dakotas. It can be most dangerous for kids, older people and other sensitive groups.
The Fourth of July is a big day for fireworks, parades and neighborhood cookouts. Here are some Independence Day-themed facts to share with friends, family and neighbors at that BBQ.
After days of smoky conditions caused by Canadian wildfires, some U.S. cities are looking to play it safe this Fourth of July with innovative alternatives to their fireworks displays.
Several hundred wildfires are continuing to burn across Canada this weekend, with an ongoing impact on impact air quality for vast swaths of the North American continent.
Forsyth County could see another few days of suboptimal air quality this week, due again to the effects of wildfires in Canada.