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Air Pollution

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  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry. The EPA staff...
  • NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes

    NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes
    At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane. Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
  • Fighting smog with gas masks

     
    Motorcycle messenger Frank Stone uses gas mask to make deliveries during smog attack....
  • Exclusive: Air quality problems dog Irving's New Brunswick oil-by-rail terminal

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Irving Oil's oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, has seen increasing air quality problems since it started up in 2012, undermining the company's assurances to regulators the project would likely not impact the...
  • Clean autos get boost in 3 bills

    Clean autos get boost in 3 bills
    A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. One of the other bills would increase the number of...
  • New medicine offers another defense in the asthma war

    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....
  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • More defense in the asthma war

     
    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....
  • DynoFresh fogger works to keep hotel rooms smelling fresh

    DynoFresh fogger works to keep hotel rooms smelling fresh
    Getting checked into a smoky or musty hotel room can be a nightmare for travelers. But one Davie outfit is aiming to change that with a new product that works to keep rooms smelling fresh. DynoFresh, which carries the name of its manufacturer, is a...
  • L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists

    L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists
    The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...
  • Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

    Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
    Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....