| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods.
The blast jolted nearby residents...
| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project.
The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee ...
| Feb 21, 2015
| 5:59 AM
India's filthy air is cutting 660 million lives short by about three years, according to research published Saturday that underlines the hidden costs of the country's heavy reliance on fossil fuels to power its economic growth with little regard for the...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:34 AM
Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.
From Washington state to North Carolina, federal...
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:50 PM
The United States plans to expand air quality monitoring at some U.S. embassies and consulates to help increase awareness on the dangers of pollution.
The initiative announced Wednesday by the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Flying at night over some of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, a team of scientists is trying to get a better idea of exactly how far air pollution travels and how it transforms during the cold, dark days of winter.
The role that emissions from...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
I want to thank reporter Meredith Cohn ("Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living," Feb 5) for informing The Sun's readers about the new Johns Hopkins research that found that asthma is not just an inner city problem and that high levels...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 11:32 AM
Earth's past, present and future come together here on the northern peninsula of Antarctica, the wildest, most desolate and mysterious of its continents.
Clues to answering humanity's most basic questions are locked in this continental freezer the...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:00 PM
High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air.
From an astronomical observatory on Chews Ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the UC Davis...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 11:48 AM
It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
| Jan 30, 2015
| 4:22 PM
Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity.
Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...