| 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...
| 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 10, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:30 PM
If the West Aurora School Board grants its approval next week, the district will see about $800,000 worth of repairs and building projects this summer, regardless of whether an $84.2 million bond referendum passes in April.
The school board recently...
| 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...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:48 PM
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....
| 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...
| Dec 19, 2014
| 8:15 AM
Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a Columbia Gas natural gas pipeline project that includes a major upgrade to a Forks Township compressor station.
The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Thursday to the company's $268....
| 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...