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Houston's Ozone Mystery: Pockets Of Pollution Unlike Other Cities

TCEQ pollution monitoring station in Croix Park in Manvel, Texas. Photo by Dave Fehling
It's not as bad as it used to be, but the two biggest metropolitan regions of Texas — Dallas and Houston — continue to have air pollution which violates federal standards for ozone. But in an effort to reduce it, scientists are finding it's not easy to determine exactly where ozone originates and where it drifts. StateImpact reporter Dave Fehling talked with scientists working on the latest research, including an ozone mystery in one tiny town.
“But we're doing something fundamentally different. We're trying to train satellites to see air quality from space.”

—Jim Crawford heads a NASA project.

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Dave Fehling

Energy & Environment Reporter for StateImpact

Dave Fehling is KUHF's Energy and Environment Reporter. His reporting is a part of StateImpact, a collaboration with KUT in Austin and NPR...