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What to know about the region's air quality

You might be surprised at where the region ranks for air quality, according to ABC7's Ryan Miller.

Wednesday - 07/02/2014, 05:05am EDT

Tags: Ryan Miller, PAULA WOLFSON, Meteorologist, code orange, Code yellow, Code Red

Maryland emissions-related deaths highest in U.S.

Long-term exposure to air pollution leads to a higher percentage of the population in Maryland to die prematurely than in any other state, according to a new study on the impact of air quality on health.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 01:51pm EDT

Tags: emissions, pollution, Maryland, Capital News Service

Region's air quality improves, despite hot summer

Even though there were eight days with temperatures over 100 degrees and 52 days over 90 degrees in 2012 -- making it the third hottest summer on record -- the region only had three Code Red days and 16 Code Orange days.

Tuesday - 09/25/2012, 06:53am EDT

Tags: Code Red, code orange, AAA Mid-Atlantic, Hank Silverberg, metropolitan council of governments, Lon Anderson,

Code Yellow air quality alert issued for Monday

The air quality for Monday has been downgraded from a Code Orange to a Code Yellow.

Monday - 06/11/2012, 05:37am EDT

Tags: code orange, Prince Georges County Fire, heat, weather

Maryland not meeting ozone standards

Maryland is not meeting federal ozone standards and isn't likely to do so without federal policies to address pollution blowing in from other states.

Monday - 04/30/2012, 04:26pm EDT

Tags: ozone standards,