| Mar 6, 2014
| 6:05 AM
The ocean doesn’t just moderate temperatures and influence weather in some of the world’s biggest cities; it also has the power to cleanse the air, new research suggests.
At night, the sea surface can absorb and remove up to 15% of smog-...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:29 AM
A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home.
The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...
| Dec 13, 2013
| 12:45 PM
Smog is an irritation for anyone living in Los Angeles, but exactly where in the city you live can make a huge difference in your in your exposure to the tiniest air pollutants, a new study has found.
The study by UCLA researchers compared four Los...
| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says.
A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
| Dec 30, 2013
| 2:37 PM
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...
| Jan 9, 2014
| 7:56 PM
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...
| Jan 12, 2014
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,...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
GROVER BEACH, Calif. — For a long time, even as hotels rose in nearby towns and posh homes went up along groomed fairways down the road, it seemed that this sleepy town might never move beyond an old real estate slogan: "Home of the average man."...
| Jan 10, 2014
| 9:13 PM
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...
| Jan 15, 2014
| 2:22 PM
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...