Tag: inversion

My Losing Battle with Utah’s Inversions

Last night, I didn’t fall asleep until 3:30 am. If you ask any of my colleagues at work, they’ll let you know this is definitely a common occurrence for me. I often show up to work looking like I haven’t slept in weeks. I’m a night owl — I prefer staying up late and sleeping

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Escape the Inversion!

These are trying times. Politics are tumultuous; the actions of our legislators are often mind-boggling; and to top it off, the Salt Lake Valley’s notorious inversion is BACK. Need to get away from it all, just for a little while? Alliance for a Better Utah is giving away a trip to Stoneridge Mountain Resort in

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Re: Air quality? It’s personal!

For the first 20 years of my parents’ marriage, my father was required to live on military bases all over the world. That’s how it worked in the Navy- you moved to Alabama or Germany or Texas whether you wanted to or not. When he retired, and my parents finally had the privilege of choosing

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Know the air quality color code

During inversion season, it’s particularly important to understand the risks of outdoor air pollution, especially the risks associated with outdoor exercise. When you perform outdoor exercise, you’re likely to inhale more air, and breathe more deeply into your lungs through your mouth, bypassing your nasal passages which normally filter some airborne pollution particles. Here are

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For clean air, we have to work together

It’s January. The holidays are over, kids are back in school. It is a time of new beginnings and resolutions, and soon the legislative session will begin. It’s also a time for coughing, watery eyes, increased respiratory issues–in other words, the inversion is on its way. Every winter, Utah, especially the northern part of the

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There’s no escaping the harmful effects of inversion season

Salt Lake City — It’s coming. Watery eyes, prolonged cough, and a serious Vitamin D deficiency, all courtesy of Utah’s inversion season. While driving less and eliminating wood burning are the herculean tasks necessary to diminish northern Utah’s air quality problems, a local group is hoping to improve the immediate life of at least one

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Escape the inversion

The inversion is coming and we’d like to help you avoid it–at least for a week. Thanks to a generous donor, we’re giving away a 7-day resort getaway to Sedona, AZ so you can escape the winter inversion. Get some sun and breathe clean air at the beautiful Sedona Summit Resort from Sunday, February 1, 2015 to

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Inversion in July not as fun as Christmas in July

I am a summer baby, through and through. July is my favorite month. Comfortably cushioned between June and August, the temperature is reliably warm, the sky is consistently blue, and the days are perfectly long. Contrast that with my least favorite month, January–one giant, holiday hangover. The temperature is dreadfully cold, the sky is unfortunately

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UTA pass giveaway suggests more can be done

For those hoping to take advantage of UTA’s July pass giveaway, you’re too late. Those 2500 week-long passes were gone after just 26 hours. If the UTA giveaway sounds familiar, that’s because a similar program was initially proposed by House Democrats back in February after the Salt Lake Valley had gone through a string of

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Better UTAH Beat Episode 48 – May 14, 2013

Last week the world witnessed another record fall by the wayside as earth-warming carbon dioxide levels reached an all time high of over 400 parts per million. Its not exactly the kind of record we should be breaking. In an interview with the New York Times, one scientist, describing the feat, said, “It feels like

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