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Environmental Pollution

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  • Columbia Gas corrects erroneous air quality permit claim

    Columbia Gas Transmission LLC erroneously claimed in a March 4 regulatory filing with the federal government that it had received Pennsylvania air quality permits for its expansion of a compressor plant in Forks Township. On Monday, the company filed a...
  • China's silenced Jing

    Millions of Chinese speakers around the world have watched "Under the Dome," the 104-minute documentary about China's air pollution situation. The documentary, self-funded by investigative journalist Chai Jing, was released online Feb. 28 and...
  • Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite

    Tesla battery swap at Harris Ranch? Not quite
    Rumors, news reports and social media posts suggest that Tesla Motors has opened a battery swap facility at its Harris Ranch, Calif., supercharger station. It is said to be capable of replacing the battery in a Model S electric sedan in under three...
  • Health official: Ash likely coming from agricultural burns

    For residents living near the U.S. Highway 441 corridor west of Boynton Beach who may have noticed ash in the area, you're not imagining things. But an official from the Palm Beach County Health Department said there's a natural explanation for the...
  • In China, documentary film on air pollution quickly goes viral

    The hottest movie in China this weekend wasn’t “Fifty Shades of Grey” or Jackie Chan’s latest, “Dragon Blade.” Instead, a pointed and emotional environmental online documentary has swept the country by storm, putting...
  • EPA begins testing air in homes near South Bay Superfund sites

    Nearly 15 years after crews dug up and replaced contaminated soil from Cynthia Medina's frontyard, federal officials have placed dart-sized air quality samplers in her South Bay home. The tests will reveal whether dangerous vapors are seeping inside...
  • Air quality board OKs tighter pollution limits for battery recyclers

    Air quality board OKs tighter pollution limits for battery recyclers
    Air quality officials imposed stricter emissions limits on two Los Angeles County battery recycling plants Friday, attempting to protect surrounding communities from lead pollution released by Exide Technologies in Vernon. The rules, approved on an 11-...
  • Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus

    Proposed ordinance seeks to erase graffiti in Emmaus
    Scribblings on the walls of buildings and dwellings are being targeted for expulsion by Emmaus Borough Council. Council members discussed an ordinance Tuesday aimed at curtailing graffiti within the borough before the problem becomes widespread. Set...
  • How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?

    How did the port shutdown affect L.A. air quality?
    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...
  • Southern California expected to miss 2015 deadline to curb soot

    Southern California expected to miss 2015 deadline to curb soot
    Southern California is likely to miss a 2015 deadline to clean soot from the air, according to the region’s chief smog-fighting agency, which approved a plan Friday blaming the drought for reversing a long-term decline in fine-particle pollution....
  • Wood-burning ban extended

    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...