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Skies Go Gray Over Florida, Gulf of Mexico on African Dust Blobs

Summer brings long hot days and afternoon thunderstorms across the U.S. Now you can add African dust to the mix. Two large blobs of dust blown off of Africa’s Sahara Desert are on their way to North America, driven by …

Indiana Judge OKs Class Action Suit Against Recycler

A federal judge has approved class action status for a lawsuit alleging that dust and other emissions from a northern Indiana wood recycling plant pose a health threat and nuisance to nearby residents. About 150 people who live near the …

Rules Lag as Factory Dust Explosions Kill Workers

Each year, people are killed and maimed by explosions of finely powdered wood, metal or chemicals at factories around the country. Safety experts have studied the threat posed by dust at industrial sites for nearly a decade, yet tighter regulations …

More Dust Storms Expected as Texas Drought Lingers

The towering wall of billowing red dust roaring across the blue West Texas sky took Monroe Debusk back more than eight decades to the Dust Bowl years when he was growing up on his family’s cotton farm. The 90-year-old farmer …