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Air Pollution

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  • Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear

     Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear
    To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work. The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    Is your home making you sick? A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
  • Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths

    Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
    Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown. She calls them her girls. When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
  • Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County

    Importing trash a bad idea for Palm Beach County
    The Solid Waste Authority of Palm Beach County wants to import trash for the purpose of burning it in its incinerator. They argue that outside vendors should be permitted to pay less than county residents. Our group opposes the importation of trash into...
  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...
  • L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution

     L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution
    A growing body of research shows that living next to a freeway can significantly increase the risk of asthma, heart disease, pre-term births, reduced lung function in children and premature death. Yet Los Angeles continues to approve residential...
  • FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade

    FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade
    Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a Columbia Gas natural gas pipeline project that includes a major upgrade to a Forks Township compressor station. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Thursday to the company's $268....
  • Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off

    Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off
    Columnist Dan Rodricks' definition of a "green governor" is way off the mark. There is nothing green about a poultry waste incinerator, which Mr. Rodricks is urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to fast-track on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer

    Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer
    South Florida frequently has interesting cloud formations, simply because our moist warm atmosphere produces so many big fluffy marshmallows in the sky. But there’s a kind of cloud produced in the Earth's most frigid regions, and it's much more...
  • Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits

    Orlando's ozone pollution could violate proposed limits
    The amount of lung-damaging ozone inhaled by Orange County residents in recent years would exceed new limits for the pollutant that were proposed recently by the federal government. A push by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for further...