Georgia Tech is one of five schools to receive federal grants for researching new ways to improve air quality and to track the effectiveness of pollution control measures. Georgia Tech is supposed to develop a system for estimating and minimizing the impacts of prescribed burning on air quality, particularly in Georgia.
State officials plan to shut off an air quality monitor in Brunswick, despite high levels of air pollution there. The automated monitor tracks sulfur dioxide and shows Brunswick's air has Georgia's highest level of the irritating chemical compound. An environmental group says, shutting off the monitor will hurt efforts to clean the air.