| Nov 14, 2014
| 12:30 PM
It's easy to throw cold water on the U.S. climate change agreement with China and, for spite, chill your glass in an energy-guzzling refrigerator: These are nonbinding goals for the far-off future, tossed out at a summit to make two leaders look good....
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The state Department of Environmental Protection has revised a rule it proposed in April to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants that was widely panned by environmental groups and deemed "too lax" by federal environmental regulators.
| Nov 10, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks.
The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer of...
| Nov 12, 2014
| 1:39 PM
Ten Years Ago
About 300 parents of Palm Crest Elementary School students turned out at a Pasadena hotel for a gala themed “Carnival,” a casino night. More than $30,000 was raised during the event to be used in support of the school....
| Aug 21, 2014
With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here. The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
| Sep 13, 2014
| 6:52 AM
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.
| May 13, 2014
Finally, someone intelligent in the Senate is not afraid to stand up for what he believes. I agree totally with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): What do these scientists know, anyway? Climate change is about beliefs. ("Marco Rubio says human activity isn't...
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place.
Inside, Wu showed off some...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Sep 23, 2014
| 12:11 PM
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...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings.
They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....