| Jan 27, 2015
| 7:00 AM
Recently, The Baltimore Sun reported that Gov. Larry Hogan "[hit] the pause button" on a number of pending regulations initiated by Gov. Martin O'Malley ("Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations," Jan. 21). One of these...
| Jan 20, 2015
| 6:14 AM
A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain.
Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day.
Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
| Jan 25, 2015
| 11:00 AM
Gov. Larry Hogan wants "better communities ... and better lives," for us and "our children and our children's children." But action speaks louder than words, and retracting well-researched, broadly-supported, health-improving smog regulations was no way...
| 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...
| Jan 15, 2015
Is your home making you sick?
A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
| Jan 10, 2015
| 5:15 PM
Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown.
She calls them her girls.
When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
| Dec 5, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Some people just don't know when to stop fighting. Immediately after Gov. Jerry Brown signed the nation's first statewide ban on disposable plastic bags, the plastics industry vowed to overturn it. Since then, out-of-state bag makers have contributed $2.5...
| Dec 12, 2014
| 4:30 AM
The EPA's recent decision to tighten limits on smog pollution is commendable and necessary ("Holding one's breath, GOP style," Dec. 8).
Maryland has some of the worst air pollution on the eastern seaboard, with 86 percent of residents living in areas...