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Air Pollution

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  • Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay

    Cleaner air helps Chesapeake Bay
    Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds. Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine...
  • Letters: Air quality fight is ongoing

    Re "L.A. sues to keep oil field near USC closed," Jan. 8 The South Coast Air Quality Management District is not at odds with the city of Los Angeles or any other agency over the Allenco Energy Inc. oil facility. Rather, we are on the same path,...
  • Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions

    Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions
    After an emotional hearing that had residents of southeast Los Angeles County talking about family members who have died of cancer, air quality officials voted unanimously Friday to adopt strict new rules on emissions of arsenic, benzene and other toxic...
  • Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt

    Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt
    Gaps forming in seasonal Arctic sea ice may be creating a toxic conveyor belt, drawing mercury from higher altitudes to rain down on the ice, snow and tundra, according to a new study. The gaps, which come as the region shifts from perennial ice to...
  • Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million

    Air quality district sues battery recycler Exide for $40 million
    Air district officials filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking up to $40 million from a Vernon battery recycler accused of posing a health risk for emitting too much lead and arsenic. The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued Exide Technologies in...
  • Burroughs-Arcadia first-place girls' soccer game postponed due to air quality

    ARCADIA — Four games into the Pacific girls’ soccer season, Arcadia High and Burroughs were the only two teams remaining without a defeat in league play. Next on the schedule was a head-to-head meeting between those schools with first...
  • Exceptional dryness brings the hazy days of winter

    Exceptional dryness brings the hazy days of winter
    California's exceptionally dry winter is having a visible consequence: bad air. A high-pressure zone off the West Coast that has been warding off rain for months has worsened air pollution across California and the Southwest. The stagnant conditions...
  • Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing

    Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. The asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy blames the oil and gas wells pumping in and near her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • San Joaquin Valley officials fight with EPA over air quality

    San Joaquin Valley officials fight with EPA over air quality
    After spending decades and hundreds of millions of dollars cleaning up stubbornly high levels of pollution, air quality officials in the San Joaquin Valley are telling federal regulators that enough is enough. San Joaquin Valley officials say that the...
  • One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards

    One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards
    Air pollution in California has dropped significantly over the last decade, yet about one-third of the population lives in communities where the air does not meet federal health standards, state officials reported Thursday. The evaluation of smog and...
  • China looks to halt New Year's fireworks to curb air pollution

    China looks to halt New Year's fireworks to curb air pollution
    BEIJING -- Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year...