| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:38 PM
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...
| Jan 17, 2014
| 7:25 PM
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...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:12 PM
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...
| Dec 22, 2013
| 8:34 PM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 11:20 AM
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...
| Feb 27, 2014
| 8:30 PM
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....
| Dec 2, 2013
| 9:24 AM
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...
| Dec 3, 2013
| 5:56 AM
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...