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  • Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard

    Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard
    Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday. The health risk assessment, which was...
  • New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley

    New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley
    Los Angeles ended a bitter dispute with Owens Valley on Friday with the announcement of a truce in a decades-long dispute over water and dust. Under an agreement between the city and Owens Valley air quality regulators, Los Angeles will use a new,...
  • Province near Beijing aims to move polluting factories overseas

    Province near Beijing aims to move polluting factories overseas
    Notoriously smoggy Beijing got a breath of fresh air during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last week thanks in part to factory closures in neighboring Hebei province. Now, a new plan announced by the local government might help make those...
  • In smoggy China, masks become stylish accessory

    For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...
  • FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade

    FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade
    Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a Columbia Gas natural gas pipeline project that includes a major upgrade to a Forks Township compressor station. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Thursday to the company's $268....
  • Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off

    Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off
    Columnist Dan Rodricks' definition of a "green governor" is way off the mark. There is nothing green about a poultry waste incinerator, which Mr. Rodricks is urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to fast-track on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Republicans formerly cared about clean air
    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer

    Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer
    South Florida frequently has interesting cloud formations, simply because our moist warm atmosphere produces so many big fluffy marshmallows in the sky. But there’s a kind of cloud produced in the Earth's most frigid regions, and it's much more...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...
  • In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

    In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air
    Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China's best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation's crippling air pollution: a computer app. Displayed on a tablet, the app shows a map of...
  • More commuters look to Metro van pools as alternative to solo driving

    Driving solo to work continues to define L.A.'s entrenched car culture. But commuters across the county are increasingly turning to alternatives such as the van pool, a venerable ride-sharing option that can reduce air pollution, travel times and...