| Oct 19, 2014
| 7:44 PM
A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day.
Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
| Oct 17, 2014
| 7:26 AM
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India has launched a new air quality index to help citizens understand complex pollution data and its implications for their health, the environment minister said on Friday.
A World Health Organization (WHO) study of 1,600 cities...
| Oct 13, 2014
| 3:22 AM
After 13 years of negotiations and planning, Universal Parks & Resorts said Monday it would open a $3.3-billion, 300-acre theme park in Beijing. The company and its Chinese partners did not set an opening date, but state-run media said the complex would...
| Oct 10, 2014
| 3:04 AM
The first “airpocalypse” of fall hit Beijing this week, but local residents are not the only ones being forced to deal with the smothering smog blanketing the Chinese capital. World-class cyclists and soccer stars from Argentina and Brazil, as...
| Oct 2, 2014
| 7:19 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - For a 38-year old professor who cycled to work every day, asthma symptoms tended to be worst in midmorning and early afternoon on weekdays, but improved noticeably on weekends.
Her doctor suspected the air pollution on her...
| 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...
| 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 6, 2014
| 8:37 AM
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected an industry challenge to U.S. Environmental Protection Agency regulations issued by Republican former President George W. Bush's administration that set standards for ozone pollution.
| 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 21, 2014
| 2:07 PM
Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents.
That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...