In parts of South and Middle Georgia, residents woke up this morning to hazy skies — a result of a renewed blanketing of the Southeast by Canadian wildfire smoke.
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.
Smoke from a record-setting season of Canadian wildfires has floated across the United States all summer, and last week, Georgia experienced the consequences.
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.
State environmental officials monitor air quality at 40 sites across the state through a program that’s been in place for 40 years.
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.
Much of the Northeast U.S. is blanketed in a murky haze of wildfire smoke. For most people breathing this air is unpleasant, for others it can be life-threatening. There are ways to reduce the risk.
Everyone knows that red means danger, but how did purple become a cautionary color? At an EPA conference in the late 1990s, attendees nearly came to blows over color coding on the Air Quality Index.
Millions of Americans are under air quality alerts as wildfires burn in Canada. Experts say the weather pattern could change by early next week, and stress the need to take precautions until then.
Unhealthy air quality grips the East Coast reaching as far south as North and South Carolina.
Atlanta's ozone pollution is the fourth worst of cities in the Southeast. The Lung Association uses data from 2019 to 2021 in its 2023 report.