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posted 07/24/2019
In the midst of my reporting on the health effects of bad air quality downwind of an off-road park along the California coast, our newsroom was confronted with another pressing public health tragedy.
posted 03/14/2019
Sand dunes at a state recreation area popular with off-road vehicles on California's Central Coast is sending tiny dust particles miles inland, creating an ongoing crisis in air quality.

Monica Vaughan's Blog

In the midst of my reporting on the health effects of bad air quality downwind of an off-road... more »
posted 07/24/19
Sand dunes at a state recreation area popular with off-road vehicles on California's Central... more »
posted 03/14/19

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A section of a popular camping area in the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area will be closed off by the end of the year — and fencing is being installed this week under an emergency permit issued to protect public health.
Faced with an order to reduce dust from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, the State Department of Parks and Recreation is spending $437,506 to study whether ocean algae is to blame for air pollution downwind of the park.