UCAIR Blog

What Is a Smog Rating?

 
As the winter inversion season nears, it’s a good time to start thinking about ways to reduce emissions in Utah. While driving less will always be an important strategy, next time you’re car shopping make sure to choose a car with a good smog rating for when you do drive. … Read More

What Is an Inversion?

If you’ve lived through a winter or two in Utah, you’ve probably heard the term “inversion” used to describe our weather. In fact, even if you’ve never heard that word before, you’ve almost definitely seen the effects of inversion.
Before you can understand Utah’s air quality challenges, however, you need to … Read More

What Is a Cold Start?

 
When your car’s engine is colder than its normal operating temperature and you start it, that’s a cold start. Recently, the Utah Department of Environmental Quality (DEQ) partnered with Weber State University and Utah State University to determine that cold starts are one of the worst contributors of emissions. … Read More

Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) Board Names New Executive Director

The Utah Clean Air Partnership (UCAIR) Board today announced that Thom Carter has been selected as the new Executive Director of the non-profit organization dedicated to clean air in Utah.
“After an extensive search, we are excited to have Thom at the helm as we write UCAIR’s next chapter,” said Steve Sands, … Read More

Best Salt Lake City Coffee Shops for Teleworking

As winter nears, it’s time to start thinking about how you can reduce emissions before inversion season hits. One of the easiest ways to reduce vehicle emissions is to telework. Teleworking from a local coffee shop not only supports the local community, it reduces emissions as well since you aren’t … Read More

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