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Air Pollution

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  • 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...
  • 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...
  • In China, smog woes eroding new year fireworks tradition

    In China, smog woes eroding new year fireworks tradition
    BEIJING — Flowers to mark the new year? How about electronic gizmos that flash and go bang? Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as evergreens are to Christmas. Tradition holds that noisy pops and colorful flares ward off evil spirits and...
  • Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds

    Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds
    Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found. The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
  • 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....
  • Code Orange air quality alert issued, relatively rare outside summertime

    Code Orange air quality alert issued, relatively rare outside summertime
    A Code Orange air quality alert, meaning conditions are unhealthy for sensitive groups, is in effect for much of Maryland on Monday, a relatively rare occurrence outside of the summer months. The alert is because of warming temperatures and a high...
  • Cloudy, highs in lower 50s forecast; Code Orange air quality again

    Cloudy, highs in lower 50s forecast; Code Orange air quality again
    Mostly cloudy skies and temperatures in the 40s and 50s are forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday. Overnight lows were forecast from the mid-30s in the suburbs to the lower 40s downtown. Temperatures were expected to rise to the lower 50s in the...