| Nov 15, 2013
| 6:08 PM
Imagine it: After a long day at the beach, the sun begins to set. The air cools, darkness falls and soon it's time for hot dogs and s'mores.
But instead of lighting up firewood piled in a concrete ring — and sending up a thick column of smoke in...
| Nov 26, 2013
| 6:57 PM
Advocates hoping to keep wood-burning fire rings on Orange County beaches have asked the court to intervene and strike down newly-enacted rules limiting the activity.
Newport Beach-based nonprofit Friends of the Fire Rings Tuesday filed suit in Orange...
| Nov 27, 2013
| 6:13 AM
Aware of mounting smoke-related health concerns, Newport Beach City Council members voted unanimously Tuesday to reduce the number of wood-fueled fire rings on the city's beaches from 60 to 27.
They also cleared the way for possible participation in a...
| Nov 28, 2013
| 2:16 PM
TEHRAN -- The Iranian capital has long been known for its smog, but pollution in recent days has taken an eye-watering turn for the worse, hampering visibility and causing authorities to shutter schools and curtail the number of cars allowed in the city...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:24 AM
A Code Orange air quality alert, meaning conditions are unhealthy for sensitive groups, is in effect for much of Maryland on Monday, a relatively rare occurrence outside of the summer months.
The alert is because of warming temperatures and a high...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:56 AM
Mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s and 50s are forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday.
Overnight lows were forecast from the mid-30s in the suburbs to the lower 40s downtown. Temperatures were expected to rise to the lower 50s in the...
| Dec 7, 2013
Re "Studies raise urgent climate alarms," Dec. 4
It's senseless to argue that burning fossil fuels isn't driving the rise of heat-trapping greenhouse gases in the atmosphere to levels that scientific core samples show have not been seen in millions of...
| Dec 6, 2013
| 9:11 PM
Air quality officials on Friday approved $600,000 for contractors to design and install gas fire rings on public beaches, taking a new step in the fight over hundreds of wood-burning fire pits on Los Angeles and Orange County coast.
The South Coast...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 12:44 PM
The governors of eight Northeast states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require nine "upwind" states in the South and Midwest to curb air pollution, which they say is blown by the wind into their region.
The petition asks the...
| Dec 9, 2013
| 10:49 AM
Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies.
| Dec 9, 2013
| 4:33 PM
Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from beyond their borders, saying their residents' health and their economies are being hurt by smog-forming emissions from the Midwest...