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Report Card Blues: ALA Report Shows Western Air Needs Improvement

May 10, 2015 by EDF Energy Exchange

Western Air Quality

It’s report card time for air quality in the United Staes and, unfortunately, several western states are getting grades of “needs improvement.” That’s the take-away from the American Lung Association’s (ALA) annual “State of the Air” report released recently.[read more]

Natural Gas Storage Capacity Up 2% in 2013 Led by West, Salt Capacity in Producing Region

March 7, 2014 by U.S. EIA: Today in Energy

Natural Gas Storage

U.S. natural gas storage capacity grew 2% in 2013, according to a report just released by EIA, led by strong gains in salt-based storage in the traditional Producing region as well as in nonsalt storage fields in the West. In contrast, there was almost no growth in storage capacity in the East.[read more]

Climate Change: Historic Drought Projected to Persist, Worsened by Thin Western Snowpack

February 24, 2013 by Joseph Romm

Without repeated, significant bouts of heavy snow and rain in the remaining days of winter, a large part of the country will face serious water supply shortages this spring and summer, when temperatures are hotter and average precipitation is normally low.[read more]