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Multiple U.S. states have been asked to refill their vehicles with gas in the early morning or evening due to poor air quality reports.

Numerous states are subject to air quality alerts issued by the National Weather Service (NWS) throughout Friday. Residents in affected areas of these states are asked to "take whatever voluntary steps [they] can to reduce emissions that contribute to ozone formation," which includes driving less and, in some cases, waiting until after 6 p.m. local times to refill vehicles, according to published reports.


The following states have air quality alerts in place for Friday, June 14. These do not necessarily cover the entire state area:

  • Alabama
  • Arkansas
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Delaware
  • Georgia
  • Louisiana
  • Mississippi
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • Oklahoma
  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Tennessee
  • Texas

Meanwhile, Dozens of environmental, labor and health care groups filed a petition to push FEMA to declare extremeheat and wildfiresmoke as majordisasters, like floods and tornadoes. To help states and local communities that are straining under the growing costs of climate change. If accepted, the petition could unlock FEMA funds to help localities prepare for heat waves and wildfire smoke by building cooling centers or installing air filtration systems in schools. The agency could also help during emergencies by paying for water distribution, health screenings for vulnerable people and increased electricity use. Finally, as uncomfortable as it may seem in America, These are the 10 Hottest and Coldest Nations on Earth.

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This visualization shows the world’s hottest and coldest countries and some territories by their average temperature in 2022. Data for both the graphic and article has been sourced from the World Bank, accessed via Trading Economics.