| 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...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Dairy farmer Ron Koetsier's 1,200 cows produce roughly 90 tons of manure daily, and for the past three decades, he has tried unsuccessfully to turn the stinky dung into energy to power his 450-acre farm in Visalia, Calif.
He installed a nearly $1...
| Jun 10, 2013
After a campaign of smart politics but small ideas, Eric Garcetti is poised to take the office that he won last month. As he does, here's an item worthy of his agenda: Make peace with the Owens Valley.
Residents of the Owens Valley rely heavily on Los...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:43 AM
SOUTH BEND -- The smoke from burning leaves is more than just a nuisance for residents of a St. Joseph County neighborhood.
It's a health hazard, according to resident Doug Dunham.
He said he's lived in his Clay Township subdivision, Irongate, for...
| Aug 16, 2013
Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Sera Segal-Alsberg, wears mask designed to filter out airborne particles during Los Angeles smog alert....
| Jul 14, 2013
Trees do more than just clear the air and provide shade from the hot summer sun. Though no panacea, they can make cities like Baltimore healthier, a recent study suggests.
Using computer modeling to quantify the health benefits of trees in 10 cities,...
| 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...