So far this year, Louisville has had a record number of Air Quality Alert days, when levels of ozone were dangerously high. But in recent years, the city has made progress in controlling air pollution. The state of Louisville’s air and upcoming regulations will be the subject of a panel discussion today.
A North Carolina law professor has filed an ethics complaint against the Washington, D.C. law firm that insinuated inbreeding was responsible for birth defects in Appalachia. The law firm made the comments while trying to refute a study connecting mountaintop removal to birth defect rates. The Louisville Metro Council will interview the 15 applicants who… Continue reading Lawyer Files Ethics Complaint Over “Appalachian Inbreeding” Comments, Council Schedules Meetings to Fill District 1 Seat, Ozone Alert Declared for Friday: Afternoon Review
As Louisville suffers a string of bad air quality days due to high ozone levels, the Obama Administration has announced that it’s withdrawing a proposal to strengthen the nation’s ozone standard. President Barack Obama has asked Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson to withdraw a draft proposal that would tighten the Ozone National Ambient Air… Continue reading Obama Administration Withdraws Draft to Strengthen Ozone Standards
Louisville is mired in a string of unhealthy air days, and the ozone levels expected today and tomorrow will be the highest the city has seen so far this year. A study recently released suggests links between climate change and increased ozone exposure. Ozone happens when pollution from exhaust and industries combine and chemically react… Continue reading UCS Study Links Climate Change, Higher Ozone Levels
There’s an Air Quality Alert in effect for today and another one for tomorrow. So far, 18 alerts have been called this year; that’s the same number declared last year. Air pollution causes irritation in the lungs, and the immune system reacts to it. But when someone has breathing problems and is exposed to natural… Continue reading Louisville Ties Last Year’s Record for Air Quality Alert Days
Ozone levels will be at an unhealthy level in the Louisville metro today. The Louisville Air Pollution Control District advises that those sensitive to ozone include children and active adults, older adults, and people with heart disease, and lung disease, such as asthma.
by Stephanie Crosby An Air Quality Alert has been issued for the Louisville area for tomorrow. Air Pollution Control District spokesperson Matt Stull says it’s the first alert of the year, and it’s coming earlier than usual. He says the levels of ozone are expected to be dangerous for some people who are sensitive to… Continue reading Air Quality Alert Issued for Wednesday
Do you change your plans – driving, mowing? – when you hear about an air quality alert?