Air Central Texas (ACT) is an initiative to reduce exposure to air pollution in Bastrop, Caldwell, Hays, Travis, and Williamson Counties through voluntary actions to reduce emissions and tools for the public to avoid exposure to high pollution levels when they occur. Participants include local governments, regional and state government agencies, non-profit groups and institutions, and businesses. ACT works to provide the public with information about Central Texas Air Quality, support existing air quality programs, and motivate everyone to make decisions that are Air Aware. 

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Hazy skies expected in Austin this weekend as African dust cloud looms

A large plume of dust from the Saharan Desert will make its way to Texas on Friday, producing hazy skies.

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EPA to consider changes to smog standard

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is kicking off the process of reviewing the nation’s ground-level ozone pollution standard, a project likely to take years.

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Texas Department of Transportation unveils its "Drive Clean Texas" program

Many Texas cities are either exceeding or close to exceeding federal air quality standards because pollutant levels in their air are too high. That’s why TxDOT's “Drive Clean Texas” campaign is asking drivers to do their part to help improve and protect the air quality in Texas by reducing harmful vehicle emissions that contribute to air pollution.

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Ozone levels in many U.S. national parks are similar to those in large cities

Concentrations of ozone in many U.S. national parks are similar to levels in America’s largest metropolitan areas, according to a new study in Science Advances by researchers at Iowa State University and Cornell University.

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Mon Jul 30

Talk Green To Me: Climate Change

from the City of Austin Office of Sustainability and the Austin Public Library – Stopping climate change starts at home. A changing climate endangers what we love about Austin in the form of increased extreme events like flooding, wildfires, and droughts, in addition to the rising number of days each year that hit triple digits.

Wed Aug 01

Cool Fixes for Hot Cities Part 1: San Antonio

Part 1 of the Cool Fixes for Hot Cities webcast series will cover San Antonio’s Under 1 Roof program, which aims to provide relief from extreme heat and high utility bills to the city's low-income residents.

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