The instruments are as complex as the air they analyze.\r\n
Scientists will converge in Augusta this weekend to launch a study that could answer important questions about the local origins of air pollution.
Augusta's air pollution problems aren't as bad as Macon's but are substantially worse than Savannah's, according to a statewide compilation of ozone level violations over the past three years.
Efforts to overturn new federal air quality standards might delay -- but won't stop -- Augusta's pending designation as a city with polluted air, Georgia's environmental chief predicted Thursday.
Augusta is joining forces with Macon and Columbus in seeking a special appropriation for air pollution studies in cities facing nonattainment status under the revised Clean Air Act.
Augusta's air pollution tends to be at its worst when slow-moving winds blow from the southeast, according to preliminary findings from an experimental air monitoring study.
Air pollution in Augusta tends to be at its worst when nearly-stagnant air blows from the southeast, according to preliminary results of a first-ever air monitoring study conducted this summer.Full story
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