Air quality

Summer wildfire threat could imperil unexpected US regions: the Northeast and Midwest

BY: - June 29, 2023

WASHINGTON — In a summer of drought, smoke and haze, wildfires could flare up in unusual locations in the United States over the next few months — including New England and the Midwest, according to federal forecasters. “The predominant threat looks to be the Northeast, which is not normal,” said Jim Karels, the fire director […]

‘Unhealthy’ air from Canadian wildfires blankets Kentucky

BY: - June 28, 2023

Kentucky is under an air quality alert from the Energy and Environment Cabinet as Canadian wildfires left the commonwealth’s skies hazy with smoke.  The Air Quality Index shows much of Kentucky is in the “red” — basically, unhealthy.  The Kentucky Energy and Environment Cabinet says people who have heart or lung disease, older adults and […]

Kentuckians warned about poor air quality from Canadian fires

BY: - June 8, 2023

Poor air quality from Canadian fires prompted a warning Thursday about potential negative health effects for Kentuckians. Air pollution can negatively affect a person’s health, according to Rachel Keith, an associate professor of medicine at the University of Louisville and the director of human studies at the Envirome Institute as well as an advanced practice registered […]