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DEP Awards $2.9 Million For Clean Diesel Transportation To Improve Air Quality

PA Environment Daily

Vehicles produce 47 percent of nitrogen oxides in the air, leading to the formation of ground-level ozone. Replacing heavy diesel vehicles with new low- to zero-emissions equipment technology will help mitigate air pollution from transportation sources.”

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What Exactly is Ozone? The Good, the Bad & the Ugly

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Our ozone layer serves as a lifesaving UV barrier for planet earth, functioning to absorb most of the sun’s ultraviolet radiation. At the same time, ground-level ozone pollution is extremely harmful to human health. Good Ozone’: Our Essential Sun Shield. Bad Ozone’: Ground-level Ozone & Impact on Health.

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DEP Awards 4 Grants Totaling $2.9 Million To Replace Old Diesel With Clean-Energy Vehicles

PA Environment Daily

By replacing older polluting engines and equipment with new technologies, funded projects remove nitrogen oxide, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and hydrocarbon pollution from the air. “This comprehensive approach to reducing vehicle emissions will help improve Pennsylvanians’ health while also helping to slow climate change.”

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DEP Awards $1.5 Million To Help Municipalities, Schools, Businesses Switch To Clean Transportation

PA Environment Daily

Getting more zero- and low-emission vehicles on the road in Pennsylvania helps reduce harmful air pollutants, including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds. It also helps lower the level of carbon dioxide, one of the greenhouse gases heating up the climate, in the air.

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DEP Awards $2.9 Million In Grants To Schools, Businesses, Local Governments To Switch To Zero- Or Low-Emission Vehicles; Next Round Of Applications Due Dec. 15

PA Environment Daily

Getting more zero- and low-emission vehicles on the road in Pennsylvania helps reduce harmful air pollutants, including nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, particulate matter, and volatile organic compounds. It also helps lower the level of carbon dioxide, helping to address climate change.

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Proposed DEP Regulation Would Require 22% Of Passenger, Light Duty Vehicle Fleet Offered For Sale In PA Be Zero Emission Vehicles Starting In 2025

PA Environment Daily

Transportation generates 47 percent of nitrogen oxide and 21 percent of carbon dioxide emissions in Pennsylvania. “DEP is committed to supporting this choice by increasing public knowledge of electric vehicles, making it easier for consumers to find electric models, and helping to expand charging infrastructure.”

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Particulate Matter: What Is It, And What Is It Not? | BreezoMeter

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Unlike some of the other major air pollutants that affect our health, such as ground-level ozone (O3), nitrogen dioxide (NO 2 ), sulfur dioxide (SO 2 ), and carbon monoxide (CO), particulate matter is the only example that isn’t a gas. But what exactly is PM pollution and how does it affect us?