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EDITORIAL: Long view of environment a benefit
The Sudbury Star (3/13)
Last week, Ontario Environmental Commissioner Gord Miller warned the province isn't fully prepared for the changes of a warmer climate. In a review of Ontario's climate-change adaptation strategy, he said the government is off to a good start but hasn't set enough targets and timelines to deliver on it.

Business, environmental groups differ over smog standards
WOOD-TV 8 (3/13)
Fourteen counties in Michigan, including six in West Michigan, fall short of the Environmental Protection Agencies new health standard for smog.

EDITORIAL: Finger-pointing not answer to pollution
Merrillville Post-Tribune (1/23)
Months after Illinois officials came out swinging over Indiana's dismal record on lake pollution, Indiana officials are firing back at the Windy City. Both states need to recognize that hey have a long way to go in cleaning up their air and water quality.

Giant ozone tongues lick Earth's surface
CanWest News Service (11/8)
Scientists have discovered giant "tongues" of ozone that can exacerbate smog problems routinely swoop down from the upper atmosphere over Eastern Canada, sometimes covering a 1,000-km swath from Montreal west across the Great Lakes.

Lawsuit over ship emissions
The Environment Report (9/10)
Environmentalists are suing the EPA, which has not begun to regulate ocean-going ship emissions, the largest mobile sources of air pollution in the world.

Marathon's aim: Infusion of gas, jobs
Detroit Free Press (8/28)
A proposed expansion at the Detroit Marathon oil refinery could add to air pollution, with an expected 30% increase in carbon monoxide and particulate emissions.

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General Resources
AirNow, Ozone Mapping Project
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Office of Air Quality Planning and Standards
This project uses real time data from more than 400 monitoring stations located in 21 Eastern and Midwestern states to provide a picture of ozone levels throughout the day.

Ozone (O3) Implementation
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
This web site contains a variety of information related to several aspects of the ozone National Ambient Air Quality Standard (NAAQS) attainment effort.

Ozone Action Day Information
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5
Daily forecasts, voluntary actions, travel and home tips, asthma alerts.

Region 5's Ozone Page
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 5
Information about ozone: health effects, air quality standards, reduction, and generators.

Smog (Regional Haze) Links
State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators; Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials

Stratospheric Ozone Links
State and Territorial Air Pollution Program Administrators; Association of Local Air Pollution Control Officials

Updated Air Quality Standards for Smog (Ozone) and Particulate Matter
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
The U.S. EPA issued final air quality standards for particulate matter and ozone (otherwise known as soot and smog) on July 16, 1997.

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Illinois Ozone High Concentrations
Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

IDEM's Regional Ozone Center
Indiana Department of Environmental Management

Ozone Action!
Michigan Department of Environmental Quality

Stratospheric Ozone Protection (CFC) Program
Minnesota Pollution Control Agency

Ozone Consumer Information
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation

Ozone Action
Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection

Ozone Watch
Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources (DNR)

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