Air Quality http://wyso.org en Ohio Plays Ping-Pong With EPA Carbon Regulations http://wyso.org/post/ohio-plays-ping-pong-epa-carbon-regulations <p><span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;">A bill that puts the state’s renewable energy standards on hold for two years is headed to Ohio governor John </span>Kasich’s<span style="font-family: Verdana; font-size: 19px; white-space: pre-wrap; line-height: 1.15;"> desk. Tue, 03 Jun 2014 15:12:02 +0000 Lewis Wallace 50831 at http://wyso.org Ohio Plays Ping-Pong With EPA Carbon Regulations Wood Burning Suspected Source Of Higher Pollution Levels In Yellow Springs http://wyso.org/post/wood-burning-suspected-source-higher-pollution-levels-yellow-springs <p>The Regional Air Pollution Control Agency, or RAPCA, is investigating several instances of elevated levels of PM 2.5, a fine particulate that contributes to air pollution. RAPCA is responsible for monitoring air quality in a six-county area and officials there say several days during the months of December and January registered higher than other places in the region.</p><p>"One of the primary sources of fine particulate matter is wood burning," says RAPCA's John Paul. "There's a lot of wood burning in the Yellow Springs area."</p> Fri, 31 Jan 2014 11:33:57 +0000 Emily McCord 45289 at http://wyso.org Wood Burning Suspected Source Of Higher Pollution Levels In Yellow Springs What's That Smell In Harrison Township? WYSO Curious Sniffs Out The Answer http://wyso.org/post/whats-smell-harrison-township-wyso-curious-sniffs-out-answer <p>When Jude Whelley walks her dog&nbsp;in her front yard in Harrison Township, she often detects a syrupy-sweet smell, particularly&nbsp;on moist, foggy nights.&nbsp;<span style="line-height: 1.5;">Jude has lived in this neighborhood s</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">ince 1985, &nbsp;and while the generally accepted wisdom is that the smell comes from the nearby Cargill factory, for years she's wondered "does [the smell] </span><span style="font-size: 14pt; font-family: Arial;">depend on what they’re making? Or does it depend on the weather? Mon, 27 Jan 2014 14:43:29 +0000 Emily McCord 45084 at http://wyso.org What's That Smell In Harrison Township? WYSO Curious Sniffs Out The Answer