| 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...
| 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...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 9:10 PM
Southern Californians' cancer risk from air pollution has dropped 65% since 2005 but is still too high in many areas, regional air quality regulators said in a report released Thursday.
They attribute much of the improvement to tough state and local...
| 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 21, 2014
| 8:15 PM
Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles.
The push for low-emission cars, combined...
| Aug 4, 2014
| 3:31 PM
Eight Democratic members of Maryland's congressional delegation wrote President Obama Monday urging him to reconsider his administration's plan to allow seismic testing for oil and gas off the mid-Atlantic coast.
In a jointly signed letter, the eight...
| 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...
| Sep 27, 2014
| 5:00 AM
What makes a city work? And are there innovations that can make a city work better? We went looking for good ideas that are being tested in cities around the world, asking urban leaders who will be attending the CityLab conference in Los Angeles this week...
| Sep 26, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire this week that burned through much of a wharf and released high levels of toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities.
The largest fire at the...
| 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...