Sessions Tagged With 'air quality'

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Planting Healthy Air: How Trees Can Make Cities More Livable

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 2:00 pm EDT

Rob McDonald, Lead Scientist for Global Cities Program, The Nature ConservancyIn this talk Rob will review the results of a global study that reviews the literature on vegetation and human health, and maps the potential for trees to help more than 200 major cities globally....

Manure Gas Safety

Thursday, September 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm EDT - Presented by kevin erb, Rebecca Larson, cheryl skjolaas, John Shutske

In the weeks ahead as crops are harvested, manure storage systems will be emptied. The recent incident of a young farmer who died while agitating a non-enclosed manure storage system has increased awareness related to manure gases. While we wait on final results of the ...

Implementation and Experiences of NAQSAT Around the US

Friday, May 20, 2016 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Gerald May, Shawn Archibeque, Wendy Powers

The National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT) is designed for voluntary use by producers and planners to assess opportunities for reducing air emissions around a livestock or poultry operation. The NAQSAT is continually updated with accurate, credible data, and...

Novel Livestock Housing

Friday, March 6, 2015 at 2:30 pm EST - Presented by Erin Cortus, Curt Gooch, Yuzhi Li

Livestock and poultry housing designs have changed in recent years, spurred by changing policies, consumer attitudes and producer preferences. Regardless of what motivates the change, however, is the need to simultaneously address animal welfare, environmental implications...

Air Quality and Monoslope Beef Barns

Friday, July 19, 2013 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Beth Doran, Erin Cortus, Mindy Spiehs

Recording at: http://www.extension.org/68671 How do monoslope beef barns compare to open feedlots in terms of air quality? What sort of emissions are coming from these buildings and at what levels? To find out the answers to these and more, join us for Friday’s (July 19)...

Clearing the Air on Biofilters

Friday, December 7, 2012 at 2:30 pm EST

Biofilters have been widely adopted to filter gas, odor and particulate matter from livestock facilities. However, the science behind “how they work” and the configurations that are in practice are continually evolving. This webinar will discuss past and present applications...

Life-Cycle Assessment Modeling for the Pork Industry

Friday, July 20, 2012 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Karl VanDevender, Brian Richert

Do the pork industry’s efforts to improve production and economics affect its greenhouse gas emissions and carbon foot print? Research by the University of Arkansas combined with efforts led by the National Pork Board indicates that increased production efficiencies have...

Impact on Air Quality and Climate Change- Where the Dairy Industry Stands

Monday, April 4, 2011 at 1:00 pm EDT - Presented by Frank Mitloehner

Dr. Frank Mitloehner will discuss the most recent scientific findings as they relate to the impacts of dairy industry on environmental quality. He will also summarize recent national and regional efforts to quantify and mitigate emissions, but also the latest developments in...

NAQSAT: A Tool for Air Emissions Reduction

Friday, October 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm EDT - Presented by Natalie Rector, Darrin Karcher

The second of a two part series about the National Air Quality Site Assessment Tool (NAQSAT). This presentation will include an overview and case studies on swine and poultry operations. Presenters are: Natalie Rector, Jerry May, and Darrin Karcher, Michigan State University....