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Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning sparks at least one fire; rains bring relief from heat

Lightning caused at least one fire Monday afternoon as a line of storms brought rain and cooler temperatures to the region.

August 25, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Air Quality Action Day declared throughout region

Environmental agencies in Indiana and Illinois are warning of poor air quality due to high ozone levels expected throughout the region Monday.

July 21, 2014 6:51 am
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

NIRPC, Partners For Clean Air wrap up 2013 ozone season

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), together with Partners for Clean Air participated in four Air Quality Action Days throughout the 2013 ozone season. Air Quality Action Days are characterized by ozone levels in the 101-150 Air Quality Index (AQI) range,…

November 27, 2013 10:03 am

High ozone levels will continue through today, officials warn

State officials in Indiana and Illinois are warning of high ozone levels today that could cause health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory difficulties.

August 21, 2013 12:05 am

High ozone forecast for Tuesday in region

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.

August 19, 2013 11:34 am

Inaction on smog chokes out hope for clean air

Nobody likes breathing smog. But what can be done to fix the problem?

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

Steamy temps prompt call to action to limit ozone creation

This week's steamy temperatures have many service agencies urging caution for public health and safety including the Indiana Department of Environmental Management.

July 16, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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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
Earth Day sheds light on climate change close to home

Earth Day sheds light on climate change close to home

Ryan Richardson knows all too well how global climate change can affect local lives.

April 22, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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
IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

IDEM head says ozone suit against EPA could take years

PORTAGE | Indiana's lawsuit against the U.S. EPA over Lake and Porter counties not meeting Clean Air Act rules for ozone could take years to resolve, the head of the Indiana Department of Environmental Management said Thursday.

February 07, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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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

Officials urge caution because of high ozone levels in region

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

August 29, 2012 12:05 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

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

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

August 14, 2012 1:33 pm

Saturday designated as third Air Quality Action Day in row

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of the third consecutive day of high ozone levels Saturday, with potential of health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.

August 03, 2012 6:00 pm

Air Quailty Action Day extended to Friday

Environmental agencies in Illinois and Indiana are warning of high ozone levels again Friday, with potential of health problems for children, the elderly and those with respiratory problems.

August 02, 2012 12:30 pm
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