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Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says
Drought making California's air quality worse, American Lung Assn. says

Despite increasingly aggressive clean air and fuel standards, years of drought are taking a toll on California's air quality, the American Lung Assn. says in a new report. The portion of California’s Central Valley from Fresno to Madera was the most polluted region in the nation on any given day in 2013 with microscopic particulates, or soot, thanks in large part to the changing climate and drought, according to an annual report on air quality released Wednesday by the American Lung Assn. “Continuing drought and heat may have increased dust, grass fires and wildfires” that have hurt the Central Valley’s air quality in short-term particle pollution, the report...

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