rob field http://wyomingpublicradio.net en Pollution spikes in Converse County spark concerns over oil and gas expansion http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/pollution-spikes-converse-county-spark-concerns-over-oil-and-gas-expansion <p>Converse County is seeing an increasing amount of energy development, and some residents worry that air quality could suffer as a result. The Wyoming Department of Environmental Quality and researchers from the University of Wyoming are now monitoring air quality in the area.</p><p>On the whole, they’ve found that the air is pretty clean. But they’ve also documented times when pollution levels have spiked. Wyoming Public Radio’s Willow Belden reports.</p> Fri, 15 Nov 2013 22:36:08 +0000 Willow Belden 49990 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Pollution spikes in Converse County spark concerns over oil and gas expansion Mobile lab could help solve air quality questions http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/mobile-lab-could-help-solve-air-quality-questions <p>Atmospheric Scientists at the University of Wyoming will soon have access to a mobile laboratory that will help them conduct advanced research into ozone pollution and other air quality issues.</p><p>Rob Field is a researcher in the Atmospheric Science Department. He says only a handful of universities have equipment this sophisticated.</p> Mon, 30 Sep 2013 14:45:48 +0000 Willow Belden 47670 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Mobile lab could help solve air quality questions Air quality research to begin in Sublette and Converse Counties http://wyomingpublicradio.net/post/air-quality-research-begin-sublette-and-converse-counties <p>Researchers at the University of Wyoming are planning to map out the emissions coming from natural gas fields in Sublette County.</p><p>The area violates federal air quality standards because emissions from the energy industry have caused high levels of ozone, which is a type of smog, to form.</p><p>Rob Field is leading the project. He says they’ll use high-tech mobile monitors to measure air quality.</p> Mon, 28 Jan 2013 18:57:26 +0000 Willow Belden 35847 at http://wyomingpublicradio.net Air quality research to begin in Sublette and Converse Counties