Today marks the first solar eclipse of the sun visible to the contiguous U.S. in more than three decades!
If you’re planning on witnessing this astronomical phenomenon, be sure to do it safely. Protect your eyes with proper eyewear (and no, regular sunglasses won’t cut it). Make sure the viewing glasses you use are labeled with the proper code: ISO 12312-2.
And if you can’t watch it in person, here’s a link for some live streaming options starting at 12 EDT: https://www.nasa.gov/eclipse2017
A recent release from the EPA states that Air Quality continues to improve in the U.S. with the combined emissions of six key pollutants dropping by 73% in the last 46 years:
- “Lead (3-month average) ↓99 percent
- Carbon monoxide (8-hour) ↓ 77 percent
- Sulfur dioxide (1-hour) ↓ 85 percent
- Nitrogen dioxide (annual) ↓ 56 percent
- Ground-level ozone (8-hour) ↓ 22 percent
- Coarse Particulate Matter (24-hour) ↓ 39 percent and Fine Particulate Matter (24-hour) ↓ 44 percent”
This significant progress to our air quality highlights the importance of the Clean Air Act and how education is essential to maintain a healthy environment.
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To view EPA’s full article, visit: https://www.epa.gov/newsreleases/air-quality-continues-improve-while-us-economy-continues-grow