Posted by Mark Grossi on August 29, 2014
Dirty air made a comeback on the day that I wrote about the record-setting clean streak in August -- if I only had such influence over rainfall.
But it did spark interest in ozone. Several readers wanted to talk about this notorious warm-season pollutant that can scar your lungs and trigger asthma attacks.
One reader made an intriguing connection on Twitter about vast fallowing of farm acreage. Maybe reduced ag production because of drought created clean days?
Posted by Mark Grossi on August 25, 2014
It seemed a little weird to me too -- writing in August that you might lose your yuletide fire.
Posted by Mark Grossi on August 19, 2014
The San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District has announced an alert in Madera County for smoke coming from the Junction fire near Oakhurst, south of Yosemite National Park.
Posted by Mark Grossi on August 15, 2014
I have driven, bicycled and walked some neighborhoods in the last two weeks to see how people are reacting to the tougher yard-watering restrictions in Fresno.
Posted by Mark Grossi on August 11, 2014
I visited Federal Magistrate Donald Pitts to interview him as he retired after holding court for 18 years in Yosemite Valley. His 125-pound Rottweiler named Bailiff presided over every question. Pitts died recently. He was 86.