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AQ Awareness Week, Day 5

Posted on May 5th, 2017

The final day of AQ Awareness Week has arrived. The final topic discussed by EPA is Citizen Science. They discuss new ways that citizens can measure air quality using low-cost portable air sensing technology. See the article for more and remember to be air aware!

AQ Awareness Week, Day 4

Posted on May 4th, 2017

We’re on to day 4 of AQ Awareness Week and EPA’s article for today is air quality from around the world and the events hosted by different countries. You can also find out what airnow.gov covers and how they are monitoring nationally vs internationally. In addition, check out this local Iowa DNR page to learn about […]

AQ Awareness Week, Day 3

Posted on May 3rd, 2017

Welcome to day 3 of AQ Awareness Week and EPA’s article for today is a brief description of air quality trends and how they have changed over the years. Use the AQI below to help get a better understanding of the graph they present. 

AQ Awareness Week, Day 2

Posted on May 2nd, 2017

It is day 2 of AQ Awareness Week and EPA’s focus for today is Asthma and Air Quality. This article dives into how those with asthma and other breathing issues are at a much greater risk when it comes to poor air quality.

AQ Awareness Week Day 1

Posted on May 1st, 2017

Our friends at EPA have made a page for Air Quality Awareness Week and posts about related air quality topics for each of the 5 days (May 1st-5th). The first of these posts is about wildfires and how it’s smoke impacts air quality, click the image below to learn more.

Green Dubuque

Posted on May 1st, 2017

The folks from CLE4R at the University of Iowa want to give kudos to our Dubuque non-profit partner Green Dubuque.  Paul Schultz at Green Dubuque, a veteran of environmental education and action efforts in the Dubuque area, has acted as cheerleader, advisor, and co-educator throughout the CLE4R project.  Paul says, “air quality condition updates and education in […]

1000 AirBeams

Posted on April 28th, 2017

Check out this brief article to learn about the over 1000 AirBeams that are currently in service, creating more than 100,000,000 data points!

CLE4R Impact on Dubuque

Posted on April 26th, 2017

The Dubuque County Community Health Needs Assessment and Health Improvement Plan (CHNA-HIP) is an assessment of local health needs and report identifying goals and strategies to meet those needs. Every three- five years, local health boards, in partnership with health care providers and community partners, lead a community-wide discussion with residents, business owners, and community […]

KORUS-AQ Combating Air Pollution

Posted on April 24th, 2017

Here is another example of ways people are working to combat air pollution: Air pollution is an environmental issue that countries across the globe experience. The world is continuing to industrialize and increase in population, so the need to monitor and understand air quality is becoming fundamentally important. In April 2016, a six-week field campaign […]

Partner Projects

Posted on April 23rd, 2017

Here is one of the projects our partners at ECIA are working on! Smart Traffic Routing with Efficient and Effective Traffic Signals (STREETS) The goal of this project is to develop a smart, next-generation, traffic management, and control system that will enable dynamic shift in travelers’ routing and traffic control strategies to fully utilize existing […]