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Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo reduces diesel emissions from city vehicles

VALPARAISO | The city's air should be a little cleaner from now on thanks to a grant from the Federal Highway Administration's Congestion Mitigation and Air Quality program.

March 11, 2014 2:00 pm
Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

Indiana's air and water quality improvements may not be enough

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's environmental regulator told lawmakers Wednesday he fears new, impossible-to-meet federal pollution standards will overshadow the progress Indiana has made in improving air and water quality.

October 30, 2013 12:45 pm

IDEM: Region air toxics better than expected

PORTAGE | Health risks caused by air pollution are not as bad as once believed, state officials said Thursday. 

August 01, 2013 1:24 pm

Diesel emission reduction grant applications being accepted

South Shore Clean Cities is accepting applications for the BP - Cleaner Air Through Diesel Emissions Reduction grant program.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Community groups partner to monitor air, water quality

The Hoosier Environmental Council is leading a grant-funded pilot project in Gary aimed at empowering residents affected by pollution there.

July 30, 2013 1:15 pm

Air Quality Action Day issued for region

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Monday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

July 15, 2013 7:15 am

Air Quality Action Day issued for Tuesday due to high ozone forecast

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management is warning of high ozone levels Tuesday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

June 10, 2013 1:00 pm

Advocacy group hosts training seminars on planned BP air monitors

HAMMOND | A local environmental justice group and a California-based organization gathered Tuesday to teach residents living near BP's Whiting Refinery how to read air quality monitors to be installed there next year.

April 30, 2013 6:03 pm

Seminars to teach public how to read upcoming BP air quality monitors

HAMMOND | A local environmental justice group is hosting two seminars next week aimed at teaching stakeholders how to access and analyze data from air quality monitors set to be installed at BP Whiting Refinery next year.

April 26, 2013 10:23 am
IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

IDEM chief: LaPorte Co. violates Clean Air Act for ozone

HAMMOND | LaPorte County does not meet the federal Clean Air Act for ozone pollution, Indiana's top environmental official said Thursday.

April 18, 2013 1:44 pm
State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

State officials, industry bracing for new greenhouse gas ruling

The Obama administration's push for reducing emissions that fuel climate change have many in the environmental and energy sectors bracing for what may come next.

March 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Illinois students challenged to make air quality video

CHICAGO | High school students in the Chicago area have a few more weeks to get entries in for a contest to produce a public service announcement on the importance of improving the city's air quality.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am
Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

St. Louis Cardinals starting pitcher Chris Carpenter reacts after giving up a triple to San Francisco Giants' Brandon Belt on Sunday in San Francisco.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

Giants lead Cardinals 5-1 in Game 6 of NLCS

San Francisco Giants' Pablo Sandoval hits an RBI single during the second inning of Game 6 of the National League championship series against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday in San Francisco.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm
Cards face elimination again, NLCS goes to Game 7

Cards face elimination again, NLCS goes to Game 7

SAN FRANCISCO | Chris Carpenter walked off the mound, and the fans cheered. Giants fans, that is.

October 21, 2012 9:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Environmental progress has been made in NWI

On Oct. 9, the Quality of Life Indicators Report was released. An excellent tool for initiating dialogue, the report has shown time after time, it truly can be difficult to measure perceptions related to the 10 indicators. It is that challenge I would like to ask you to help us address.

October 21, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Where's the quality air in the air quality alerts?

PHIL WIELAND: Where's the quality air in the air quality alerts?

Something needs to be done about all the "Air Quality Action Alerts" we had this summer. Despite all the alerts, I have yet to see any quality air around here.

August 31, 2012 12:00 am

Warning of high ozone levels in region extended to Friday

Environmental agencies in Indiana are warning of continued high ozone levels Friday that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory conditions.

August 30, 2012 12:30 pm

Help sought to overturn region's air quality designation

INDIANAPOLIS | The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management is reaching out to Hoosier members of Congress trying to overturn a ruling that Northwest Indiana's air quality does not meet federal standards.

August 15, 2012 3:45 pm
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