| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
The first “airpocalypse” of fall hit Beijing this week, but local residents are not the only ones being forced to deal with the smothering smog blanketing the Chinese capital. World-class cyclists and soccer stars from Argentina and Brazil, as...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:19 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a 38-year old professor who cycled to work every day, asthma symptoms tended to be worst in midmorning and early afternoon on weekdays, but improved noticeably on weekends.
Her doctor suspected the air pollution on her...
| Oct 7, 2014
| 11:22 AM
Set your alarm clocks, sky watchers! There's a lunar eclipse coming tonight and you don't want to miss it.
The great news is that the full eclipse will be visible for those of us who live in the western United States. The bad news is we'll have to be...
| Oct 6, 2014
| 4:07 PM
To the editor: I hope those who call for a smaller government with less regulation read about our improved air quality. These gains — along with cleaner water, purer food and less-polluted land — do not and will not come through private...
| Sep 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents.
That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...
| Sep 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles?
The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex.
Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday.
Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 3:05 PM
GENEVA World leaders met in New York on Tuesday to discuss how to tackle the risks posed by climate change, but there was little discussion of one increasingly obvious observation: The planet might be in better shape today if more countries had followed...
| Sep 24, 2014
| 7:57 AM
The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday.
Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup...
| Sep 22, 2014
| 8:15 AM
The Maryland Department of the Environment recently revealed a draft rule that would finally require coal-powered plants in the Baltimore-Washington region to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 48 percent over the next four years ("New coal plant...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 6:03 PM
Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.
The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...