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  • At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests

    At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests
    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-...
  • Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery

    Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery
    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...
  • China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says

    China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says
    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...
  • Big disparities in air pollution detected in L.A. neighborhoods

    Big disparities in air pollution detected in L.A. neighborhoods
    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...
  • Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says

    Ozone treaty, world wars slowed global warming, study says
    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...
  • No-burn alert issued for Los Angeles, Orange County, Inland Empire

    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...
  • Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say

    Exide recycling plant exceeds lead limits again, officials say
    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...
  • Letters: Air quality fight is ongoing

    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,...
  • Grover Beach mayor embroiled in dust-up over dune vehicles

    Grover Beach mayor embroiled in dust-up over dune vehicles
    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."...
  • Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions

    Air quality officials OK strict new rules for battery plant emissions
    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...
  • Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt

    Arctic sea ice gaps drive toxic mercury conveyor belt
    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...