Category: Air

Greener lawn care for cleaner air

By Roberta Burnes Division for Air Quality   Photos courtesy of Shutterstock Every year, Americans burn more than 800 million gallons of gasoline mowing their lawns.  Our love affair with the perfect lawn comes at a hefty price for public health and the environment.  Gas mowers emit hydrocarbons, […]

Learning with lichens

By Roberta Burnes Division for Air Quality What can forests tell us about the air we breathe?  On a misty October morning, a group of people gathered in the shadow of Pine Mountain to help answer just that question.  One by one, each approached a tree with clipboards […]