| Aug 12, 2013
| 6:37 PM
You might wonder what ingredient in a Mexican-made hair gel called Moco de Gorila - or Gorilla Snot - got its distributor in trouble with the law.
It’s probably not what you’re thinking. It was the styling product’s smog-forming...
| Aug 6, 2013
| 2:29 PM
Long Beach has erected a new fortification in the battle against freeway noise and air pollution, and it’s decidedly low-tech.
It’s called “The Great Wall of Mulch.”
City officials gathered Tuesday to top off a 12-foot-high...
| Jul 5, 2013
| 12:13 PM
What if the solution to smog was right where the rubber meets the road?
Scientists in the Netherlands have found that installing special air-purifying pavement on city streets can cut air pollution nearly in half.
Researchers at Eindhoven University...
| Sep 3, 2013
You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California's beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area's...
| Jul 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
4:46 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued an air quality alert across Central Maryland for Wednesday, with "Code Orange" conditions. Code Orange indicates air pollution levels unhealthy for sensitive populations, including...
| Jul 12, 2013
| 2:10 PM
Before a packed auditorium Friday afternoon, air quality regulators adopted divisive regulations on beach fire rings.
In what could be the end of an extensive debate that pitted concerns about wood smoke's health impacts against a beloved Southern...
| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
4:41 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has extended its "Code Orange" air quality alert through Thursday evening. Children, the elderly, people with asthma and other sensitive groups are urged to avoid strenuous activity or...
| Jul 17, 2013
With a massive freight yard expansion backed by Mayor Rahm Emanuel poised to bulldoze the northeast corner of Englewood, a new analysis suggests the project would substantially increase lung-damaging pollution in a neighborhood already plagued by high...
| Jul 23, 2013
| 11:38 AM
Climate change is real. The stakes are high and the time is short. In Maryland, we just have to think about last week's sweltering weather to get a look into our future. In 50 years, it could be a rare summer day when temperatures in Maryland do not reach...
| Jul 25, 2013
I’m a little concerned regarding who is paying for this construction at Bucklin Park right now. I noticed that they have removed a border of the sidewalk they already constructed like a week ago. I don’t know what went wrong, but who pays...
| Jun 23, 2013
Faced with public outrage and congressional pressure, the oil company BP vowed six years ago to develop cutting-edge technology that could sharply reduce toxic mercury discharged into Lake Michigan by its massive refinery about 20 miles southeast of...