air quality

Air pollution costs Utahns billions annually and shortens life expectancy by two years

New study reveals the cost of air pollution for Utahns’ health and pocketbooks


Community helps scientists evaluate wildfire smoke forecasts

Community air quality sensors help scientists improve forecasts of smoke in the air during wildfires.


Air pollution’s effects on homeless populations

Whether or not they reside in shelters, people without housing are impacted by Utah’s air quality.


Commuter Success Stories: Rosalie Ortega

There are three reasons why I ride UTA instead of driving.


School absences correlate to impaired air quality

Even mildly elevated air pollution is associated with increase in absences in Salt Lake City.


Evergreen needles act as air quality monitors

Trees are air quality monitors all around us. U scientists found that magnetic particles on pine needles can indicate levels of air pollution.


How’s the transit weather?

Could a forecast of snow change how you get to campus?


Persistent inequitable exposure to air pollution in Salt Lake County schools

A new study utilized a community-university partnership of nearly 200 PM 2.5 sensors through the Air Quality and U network. U researchers revealed persistent social inequalities in Salt Lake County schools.


Utah’s spring air quality better than usual during pandemic

Air quality along the Wasatch Front in March is usually good, but the reduction in emissions from COVID-19 stay-at-home measures have made air quality even better than usual.


A light rail TRAX train departing a station, with a sign indicating the train is headed to Salt Lake City

TRAX air quality study expands

A U air monitoring project, expanded to TRAX’s Blue Line, shows how smoke from last year’s fireworks drifted through the valley.