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Fri Aug 31, 2012, 11:42 AM

Aug 31, 2012: bad haze today from fires in Nebraska.


"Light to locally Heavy smoke from fires in Nebraska is expected in the Northern Front Range region....

"Ozone concentrations are expected to be in the Moderate to Unhealthy-for-Sensitive-Groups range Friday afternoon and evening. Active children and adults, the elderly, and those with respiratory illnesses such as asthma should reduce prolonged or heavy outdoor exertion between 1 PM and midnight on on Friday."

Note: late last night, the smoke smelled just terrible in Thornton. Luckily, it wasn't as bad this morning, but it was still quite visible. Channel 9 says that some Greeley residents are reporting heavy smoke due to the nearby roach fire.

Just think, last night Mitt made some comment about Obama just caring about the oceans but not about America. This global warming summer shows why we DO need to care about the planet because we can't even go outdoors anymore. Thank-you big oil, the owners of the GOP.

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Fri Aug 31, 2012, 01:07 PM

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Thanks for the info. That Roach fire just south of the WY border has been burning for a while and apparently turned our view of the "blue" moon into a red background. Supposed to be contained today but we also have another one near Carter Lake and we will undoubtedly have these hundreds of sad fires and smoke forever if we don't wake up to climate change. I thought Romney's comment that Obama promised to begin to slow the rise of the oceans was low even for him, especially as our neighbors on the Gulf Coast are suffering another disaster and the residue from the BP spill is coming to the surface again and they are losing more wetlands every day. And the West's drought worsens. And Shell is drilling in our last pristine place Alaska. As I write Romney who has been bought by big oil has the gall to be in New Orleans for a "compassionate tour" of their misery. It is scary to think what will happen to our beautiful home if more Republicans who want us to believe our planet is doing just fine get in.

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