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Air Pollution

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  • Polluting our health

    Polluting our health
    The first thing Julie Franks-Marchese does each morning is click an app on her phone that gives her an air-quality report for Valencia, Pa., where she lives with her husband, Michael Marchese, and their sons, Jesse, 11, and Tyler, 15. Then she plans her...
  • New smog limits could squeeze Chicago

    New smog limits could squeeze Chicago
    Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas. New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...
  • China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says

    China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says
    China’s export industry is responsible for dirty emissions that are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, a new scientific study says. About one-fifth of the pollution China spews into the atmosphere comes...
  • Fire rings supporters ask for injunction

    A nonprofit group hoping to preserve wood-burning fire rings wants the Orange County Superior Court to stop the city of Newport Beach from removing them until a lawsuit on the matter is resolved. The Friends of the Fire Rings announced its request for...
  • No-burn alert issued for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire

    Southland residents are barred from burning wood or manufactured logs in their fireplaces from midnight Monday to midnight Tuesday because of  elevated “fine particulate levels,” air quality regulators said. The no-burn alert does not apply to...
  • Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say

    Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say
    A Vernon battery recycler has once again exceeded South Coast Air Quality Management District lead limits, officials said Thursday. Officials at Exide Technologies, one of the world's leading makers and recyclers of lead-acid batteries, told air...
  • 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...
  • 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,...
  • 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...