Air Quality

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Hundreds Tour NCAR Planes Studying Front Range Air Quality

Three research aircraft have been flying over the Front Range the last few weeks — sometimes at only about 1,000 feet. The flights are testing Colorado’s air quality and sparking a lot of curiosity.

08/02/2014

Scientists from NASA will be flying over Colorado testing the ozone. (credit: CBS)

Scientists Fly Over Colorado To Test Ozone

Low-flying aircraft will be flying along the Front Range over the next several weeks to test Colorado’s ozone.

07/16/2014

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Some Colorado Counties Get Failing Grade When It Comes To Ozone

A new report released from the American Lung Association shows there is still room for improvement of air quality across Colorado.

04/30/2014

Colorado State Capitol (credit: CBS)

Colorado Oil And Gas Industry May See Big Changes

olorado’s tensions over oil and gas production have threatened to boil over this year.

01/25/2014

An image of the Lime Gulch Fire Wednesday afternoon (credit: CBS)

Wildfires Prompt Smoke Warnings From State Officials

The wildfires burning across Colorado have prompted a series of smoke warnings, with some residents being asked to stay inside to avoid hot, smoky conditions.

06/20/2013

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Wildfires Create Dangerous Air Quality Conditions Along Front Range

The three wildfires burning in Colorado are creating potentially dangerous air quality conditions along the Front Range.

06/13/2013

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Natural Gas Production In Colorado Could Ramp Up Even More

Natural gas production in Colorado could increase dramatically over the next few years after the Department of Energy cleared the way for more gas to be exported.

06/07/2013

A view of the Grand Valley from Colorado National Monument (credit: CBS)

Health Advisory Due To Grand Valley Smoke Levels

Mesa County health officials have issued a health advisory due to high levels of smoke in the Grand Valley.

01/23/2013

Emissions testing in Fort Collins. (credit: CBS)

Newer Vehicles Can Skip Emissions Testing In 2015

Most newer vehicles in Colorado will no longer have to submit to any type of emissions testing for at least seven years.

12/20/2012

Vehicle emissions testing (credit: CBS)

Curtailing Emissions Tests Could Save Millions

A Colorado auditor’s report suggests that curtailing the emissions testing could save motorists nearly $30 million a year.

12/13/2012

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