| Feb 20, 2015
| 12:56 PM
Flying at night over some of the nation's largest metropolitan areas, a team of scientists is trying to get a better idea of exactly how far air pollution travels and how it transforms during the cold, dark days of winter.
The role that emissions from...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 4:16 PM
Scribblings on the walls of buildings and dwellings are being targeted for expulsion by Emmaus Borough Council.
Council members discussed an ordinance Tuesday aimed at curtailing graffiti within the borough before the problem becomes widespread.
| Feb 18, 2015
| 1:50 PM
The United States plans to expand air quality monitoring at some U.S. embassies and consulates to help increase awareness on the dangers of pollution.
The initiative announced Wednesday by the State Department and the Environmental Protection Agency...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 8:25 PM
Dozens of ships backed up off the Los Angeles and Long Beach ports in recent days, unable to unload cargo because of a protracted labor dispute. Work resumed at the ports Tuesday, but the slowdown in shipping traffic raised concerns that emissions from...
| Feb 17, 2015
| 2:34 AM
Modern meat production, in which thousands of animals are packed into barns for concentrated feeding operations, has proven to be efficient and profitable, but comes with its own set of problems.
From Washington state to North Carolina, federal...
| Feb 13, 2015
| 9:00 AM
I want to thank reporter Meredith Cohn ("Poverty, race drive asthma rates more than city living," Feb 5) for informing The Sun's readers about the new Johns Hopkins research that found that asthma is not just an inner city problem and that high levels...
| Feb 10, 2015
| 7:12 PM
Alarmed by the rapid pace of climate change, a key federal science panel is urging a major research effort into high-tech schemes that could cool the planet if prevention fails, potentially including giant machines to suck greenhouse gases from the air,...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:30 PM
If the West Aurora School Board grants its approval next week, the district will see about $800,000 worth of repairs and building projects this summer, regardless of whether an $84.2 million bond referendum passes in April.
The school board recently...
| Feb 6, 2015
| 5:48 PM
Southern California is likely to miss a 2015 deadline to clean soot from the air, according to the region’s chief smog-fighting agency, which approved a plan Friday blaming the drought for reversing a long-term decline in fine-particle pollution....
| Feb 5, 2015
| 6:38 PM
Southern California air quality regulators extended a ban on wood burning to Friday, its third straight day.
Residents in Orange County and surrounding communities are barred from lighting up fire places, fire rings or stoves fueled by wood until...
| Jan 31, 2015
| 2:00 PM
High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air.
From an astronomical observatory on Chews Ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the UC Davis...