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  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...
  • Landfill, residents settle lawsuit over smell

    Landfill, residents settle lawsuit over smell
    The operator of a Coconut Creek landfill and a group of nearby residents who say they suffer from its smell have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit. The settlement would require Waste Management to do more to contain the smell at the...
  • Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]

    Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]
    The Maryland Department of the Environment recently revealed a draft rule that would finally require coal-powered plants in the Baltimore-Washington region to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 48 percent over the next four years ("New coal plant...
  • Hot, stagnant weather in 2014 blamed for more bad air days in the Southland

    Hot, stagnant weather in 2014 blamed for more bad air days in the Southland
    Hot, stagnant weather in Southern California pushed smog levels above federal health standards on 94 days in 2014, up from 88 day last year, regional pollution regulators said. This year had been shaping up to be cleaner than 2013, officials with the...
  • Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles

    Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles
    Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles. The push for low-emission cars, combined...
  • California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada

    California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada
    Smoke from wildfires raging in Northern California has reached far beyond the state's borders to affect Utah, Michigan and even Canada, according to NASA. The fires, including the massive King fire in Eldorado National Forest, have been sending large...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills to boost purchases of electric cars

    Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills to boost purchases of electric cars
    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents. That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

    LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project
    City leaders got a clearer picture Monday of exactly how the Los Angeles County Flood Control District plans to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from Devil's Gate Dam in the next five years. In a presentation at the La CaƱada Flintridge City...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste
    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs

    Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs
    The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday. Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup...