Allergy season drags on in Northwest Arkansas

Data: Climate Central; Chart: Alice Feng/Axios

Allergy season in Northwest Arkansas increased by 17 days on average between 1970 and 2021, per an analysis from Climate Central, a nonprofit climate news organization, Alex Fitzpatrick and Alice Feng report.

  • That's based on the number of days between the last freeze each spring and the first freeze each fall — the annual window during which seasonal allergy sufferers are most likely to rely on an antihistamine.
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May 1, 2023 - Climate

The Natural State's air quality beats national average

Data: EPA; Note: A concentration below 12 micrograms per cubic meter is considered healthy; Chart: Axios Visuals

Air quality in the Northwest Arkansas metro area, as measured by fine particle pollution, has improved since 2012, Axios' Alex Fitzpatrick and Kavya Beheraj report.

Driving the news: Monday kicks off National Air Quality Awareness Week.

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