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  • Air quality plummets in Midwest, haze returns to Yellow Springs

    On Wednesday morning, June 28, the air quality index, or AQI, for Yellow Springs hit 211, classified as “very unhealthy conditions” — the highest it’s been all month.

  • Haze hangs over Ohio Valley

    Air quality in the Ohio Valley has plummeted in recent days as smoke from widespread Canadian wildfires continues to drift into the U.S.

  • Glen Helen’s own superheroes

    From left, Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith picked up litter and cleaned graffiti in the nature preserve with volunteers Dean Alkire, Dave Alkire and Brad Arledge on one Saturday this summer. The weekly cleanup crew, known as Guardians of Glen, assembles every Saturday from 1–3 p.m., meeting at Trailside Museum. It is open to all, and gloves are recommended. (Photo by Nakia Angelique)

    A group of three volunteers arrived one recent rainy Saturday afternoon to help Glen Helen Ranger Susan Smith clean up litter and graffiti in the nature preserve.

  • EPA studies vapor in Vernay site cleanup

    Vernay dug new monitoring wells around the perimeter of the its property in February, 2016, after the U.S. EPA requested the company start testing for vapors being released from an underground plume of toxic chemicals as part of a federal cleanup at the former rubber plant. (Submitted photo)

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is trying to determine whether vapors from an underground plume of toxic chemicals expose neighbors of a federal cleanup to dangerous levels of carcinogens, or if residents are safe from immediate and long-term harm.

  • Particulate pollution levels monitored— Cause of spike is unknown

    Source: Regional Air Pollution Control Agency

    A regional air pollution agency is investigating an unprecedented and potentially dangerous spike in air pollution in Yellow Springs in December when an exceedingly high concentration of lung-penetrating particles was recorded.

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