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3 ways to show your kids UCAIR about Utah’s air

UCAIR  |  Posted Feb 15th, 2018 - 3:00pm

Utah’s air quality affects more people than you might think. In fact, studies have shown poor air quality can have serious side effects on the elderly, those with asthma and even children.

5 little ways to show UCAIR about Utah's air

Ucair  |  Posted Jan 23rd, 2018 - 9:00pm

While it doesn’t always look like it outside, inversion season is in full swing this winter. Making small changes to your current lifestyle can yield great results when it comes to air quality. Here are five ways to show UCAIR about Utah’s air

What is a cold start?

UCAIR  |  Posted Jan 2nd, 2018 - 3:00pm

Every time you start your car after it sits for a long period of time, you have a significant negative impact on the air quality.

Choosing the right car can reduce Utah smog

Ucair  |  Posted Dec 26th, 2017 - 8:00am

Next time you’re car shopping make sure to choose a car with a good smog rating for times when you drive. Cars with a higher smog rating produce fewer pollutants that harm Utah’s air quality.

What is an inversion?

UCAIR  |  Posted Dec 13th, 2017 - 3:00pm

If you’ve lived through a winter or two in Utah, you’ve probably heard the term “inversion” used to describe our weather. Here is everything you need to understand how inversions occur.

6 ways public transit is clearing the air along the Wasatch Front

Utah Clean Air Partnership  |  Posted Feb 22nd, 2017 - 3:00pm

“Switching to riding public transportation is one of the most effective actions individuals can take to reduce their carbon footprint. Car transportation alone accounts for 47% of the carbon footprint of a typical American family with two cars—by far the largest source of household emissions.”

4 clean air facts that could take your breath away (literally)

Jenni Julander for Breathe Utah and Ucair  |  Posted Feb 13th, 2017 - 8:00am

The aptly-named Running Up For Air (RUFA) was about more than just awareness, reminding Utah of an ever-present fact: The Salt Lake basin is steeped in smog and only by running up the mountainside can residents reach cleaner air.

Is the air safe? What parents need to know about air quality and school recess

Utah Clean Air Partnership  |  Posted Jan 30th, 2017 - 8:00am

The Utah Departments of Health and Environmental Quality recently issued guidelines to help principals, school administrators, and parents know when to move recess indoors on poor air quality days.

3 ways to show your kids you care about Utah's air

Utah Clean Air Partnership  |  Posted Jan 23rd, 2017 - 8:03am

There are a lot of myths about Utah’s air quality, but one of the worst is that there’s nothing we can do to improve Utah’s air. In actuality, if all Utahns would work together, even small, simple changes would yield massive results. Her

6 myths about Utah's air quality debunked

Utah Clean Air Partnership  |  Posted Jan 16th, 2017 - 8:03am

Let’s separate the fact from fiction for a few of Utah’s most common air quality myths.

8 TravelWise strategies to clear Utah's air

UCAIR  |  Posted Feb 10th, 2016 - 2:03pm

Inversion season has settled in. Can you really make a difference when it comes to improving Utah's air quality?

Top 5 myths about idling your car

UCAIR  |  Posted Jan 27th, 2016 - 10:03am

Right now there are a lot of myths out there about idling that we'd like to put to rest so that we can all breathe a little easier. Take the quiz at the end to test your knowledge.

10 to-do's for better air this winter

Donna Kemp Spangler for DEQ and UCAIR  |  Posted Jan 20th, 2016 - 2:03pm

Like it or not, inversion season is here. But, we can make a big difference in how bad the air gets.

7 ways to banish that winter chill

UCAIR  |  Posted Jan 14th, 2016 - 2:03pm

As the temperature drops it becomes common practice to crank up our thermostats so our homes can be toasty and warm. But did you know that cranking up the heat is actually doing more harm than good?

10 tips for creating a fun carpool group

UCAIR  |  Posted Jan 6th, 2016 - 10:03am

Cars make up almost half of daily emissions in the state. Consider carpooling to cut down smog.

Top 5 things you can do to improve air quality in the New Year

UCAIR  |  Posted Dec 30th, 2015 - 10:33am

January means a new year, new beginnings and, of course, those resolutions. It also means Utah is heading into the thick of inversion season. Don't let the haze get you down!

Show UCAIR: Don't idle your car

Utah Clean Air Partnership (ucair)  |  Posted Jan 12th, 2015 - 10:42am

Learn a few small things you can do to help prevent inversion.

Show 'UCAIR' to clear the air this winter

Ucair  |  Posted Dec 17th, 2014 - 10:54am

Show you care about Utah's air quality by following these tips this winter.