environment

A screen grab of a presentation on Zoom. The presentation slide has on the left a small bird with a longish black beak speckled blue feathers and a red cheek and belly balancing on a stick in precipitation. The text reads: "NASA's Climate Change Definition: Climate change describes a change in the average soil conditions — such as temperature and rainfall — in a region over a long period of time. NASA scientists have observed Earth's surface is warming, and many of the warmest years on record have happened in the past 20 years." Across the top, a dog, a woman in a green field, the inside of two offices, and avatar of plants.

Catherine Clarkin, from the Office of Education and Public Engagement, presents “Your Invisible Footprint: What Steps Can You Take?” to classrooms and other participants on Earth Day 2021.

The Feynman Computing Center Generator is an internal combustion engine that FCC uses for back up power. It emits criteria pollutants, such as carbon monoxide, sulfur oxide, nitric oxide and particulate matter. Photo: Teri Dykhuis

Fermilab is responsible for tracking and monitoring existing and potential emissions into the air to ensure that the site remains a low emitter of criteria and hazardous air pollutants. Any new sources, or changes to existing sources, should always be communicated to the Environmental Protection Department for potential tracking.

From Daily Herald, Nov. 27, 2020: Fermilab Natural Areas is restoring 500 acres of grassland near Eola Road at Fermilab to serve as a breeding habitat for several endangered and threatened bird species that do not use tallgrass prairies or woodlands, such as the upland sandpiper, bobolink and Henslow’s sparrow.

llinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for July 8. Air pollution levels in the Chicago Metropolitan area are expected to reach the “orange” or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on the national Air Quality Index. Current weather conditions and air quality monitoring data indicates air pollution levels may be elevated, posing a potential health hazard to sensitive populations, especially individuals with pulmonary or respiratory disorders, including asthma, as well as active children and older…

llinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for July 7. Air pollution levels in the Chicago Metropolitan area are expected to reach the “orange” or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on the national Air Quality Index. Current weather conditions and air quality monitoring data indicates air pollution levels may be elevated, posing a potential health hazard to sensitive populations, especially individuals with pulmonary or respiratory disorders, including asthma, as well as active children and older…

llinois Environmental Protection Agency has issued an Air Pollution Action Day Alert for July 2. Air pollution levels in the Chicago Metropolitan area are expected to reach the “orange” or “unhealthy for sensitive groups” category on the national Air Quality Index. Current weather conditions and air quality monitoring data indicates air pollution levels may be elevated, posing a potential health hazard to sensitive populations, especially individuals with pulmonary or respiratory disorders, including asthma, as well as active children and older…