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Ozone pollution: How the KC region faired this season
November 22, 2023November 22, 2023
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Ozone pollution: How the KC region faired this season

The ozone season lasts from March 1 to October 31 and captures the warmest parts of the year when ozone production is more likely. Throughout the season, the MARC Air Quality Program tracks ozone readings and works with a team of meteorologists to produce the SkyCast—the daily ozone forecast. This forecast is communicated to the...

Ozone pollution: How did we do in 2022?
November 10, 2022November 10, 2022
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Ozone pollution: How did we do in 2022?

What is ozone and why do we care about it? Though chemically identical, there is “good ozone”—the kind that is naturally present in the stratosphere (as the Ozone Layer) and keeps Spaceship Earth comfortable—and there is “bad ozone.” Bad ozone is man-made ozone that hangs out at ground level and is a hazard to public...

Commuter Stories: Tresa Carter
September 27, 2022September 27, 2022
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Commuter Stories: Tresa Carter

“My experience level prior to bike commuting was [that] I knew how to ride a bike, and that was about it.” Tresa Carter, director of community planning at BikeWalkKC, started riding her bike to work in Kansas City in April 2022. Despite some rough first experiences, Tresa stuck with it and now bikes to work...

Commuter Stories: Nick Ward-Bopp
September 2, 2022September 8, 2022
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Commuter Stories: Nick Ward-Bopp

I first started riding the bus in college to get to an internship in downtown Kansas City, Mo. from a neighborhood south of Waldo. I continued using the bus to commute to work in the Westside neighborhood and to the Historic Northeast when I was learning to use digital fabrication tools and vector drawing software...

Are you ready to green commute?
August 18, 2022August 22, 2022
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Are you ready to green commute?

Challenge yourself and your coworkers to bike, walk, carpool, ride the bus or streetcar or vanpool to work this fall.   The 2022 Green Commute Challenge is a free competition among Kansas City area commuters to reward taking sustainable transportation options to work. For six weeks, from Sept. 19 through Oct. 28, members of employer-based teams...