| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:10 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles.
The Council on...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office.
"Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...
| Mar 12, 2015
| 9:06 AM
A House committee is scheduled to hear testimony today on a bill that would impose an air pollution regulation that Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew when he took office.
The bill, sponsored by Del. Dana Stein, would require Maryland's coal-burning power plants...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 11:28 AM
North Carolina's Department of Environment and Natural Resources said Thursday that it's recommending the state eliminate emissions testing for cars and trucks in more than two dozen counties by 2016.
Emissions tests are now required in 48 counties for...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California.
The research by USC scientists, published in the New...
| 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...