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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 […]

CLE4R Project on Iowa Environmental Focus

Posted on March 28th, 2017

Today the Cle4r project was featured on the Iowa Environmental Focus web page. The article discusses our initiatives to educate Iowan’s and promote clean air in Dubuque and surrounding communities. Check out the article here!

CLE4R at a Girls-Go-Stem Event in February

Posted on February 16th, 2017

An article in the Cedar Rapids Gazette.  Link.  We were one of 16 activities that participants (6th, 7th and 8th grade girls) could participate in. Here is a short video with a little more insight on the event. Our own write-up is here: CLE4R made an appearance at the Girls Go STEM event hosted by […]

A new air quality trends report

Posted on January 4th, 2017

The Wisconsin DNR has released a new air quality trends report. And the monitor closest to Iowa and Dubuque continues to decrease in concentration. It’s now the 2nd cleanest monitoring location in the state, and below both the annual and 24-h fine particulate targets from the US EPA. http://dnr.wi.gov/topic/airquality/trends.asp

Why were there so many wildfires in fall 2016?

Posted on January 4th, 2017

A short article on wildfire activity in the Southeastern U.S. Those wildfires influenced air quality in the southeast (and damaged homes and forced evacuations) but the impact did not reach to the Midwestern U.S. in a significant way. http://news.wabe.org/post/why-have-there-been-so-many-wildfires-fall

Winter and Spring 2017 Events

Posted on December 30th, 2016

We are filling out the winter and spring 2017 CLE4R calendar Feb 10, 2017 (Friday) — Teacher in-service day — Keystone AEA, Dubuque IA Feb 11, 2017 (Saturday) — Girls Go STEM — University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics April 22, 2017 (Saturday) — Dubuque STEM Festival Attend the Northeast Iowa Family STEM Festival on Saturday, April 22 […]

Iowa Environmental Health Conference

Posted on October 7th, 2016

CLE4R will be at the Iowa Environmental Health Conference in Marshalltown on October 18-19. An exhibit table will be set up and the “AirBeam” monitor will be demonstrated. Here is a link to the conference.  

Growing Sustainable Communities Conference

Posted on September 29th, 2016

CLE4R partners will be at the Growing Sustainable Communities Conference in Dubuque on Wednesday October 5 hosting a panel presentation and discussion on “Teaching and Learning about Air Quality by Citizen Science” Panelists include Dr. Charles Stanier, University of Iowa Jalee Frommelt, University of Dubuque Mary Rose Corrigan, City of Dubuque Paul Schultz, Green Dubuque […]

Floods and Air Quality

Posted on September 27th, 2016

Heavy rains last week caused flooding in Iowa and Wisconsin. Besides the social and economic consequences, floods can also affect the environment. One of the environmental consequences is air quality deterioration. Flooded regions are a source for aerosols. One source of aerosols are the engines used to run dewatering pumps, and the heavy vehicles used […]