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Air Pollution

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  • Air quality monitor near I-5 in Anaheim finds higher pollution level

    Air quality monitor near I-5 in Anaheim finds higher pollution level
    The first permanent air quality monitor near a Southern California freeway has detected elevated pollution levels, a finding that will increase pressure on state and local officials to address health risks facing nearly 1 million people in the region...
  • Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

    Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
    Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog...
  • Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

    Obama climate rule promises early health benefits
    By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
  • Obama's Last Stand

    Obama's Last Stand
    This is President Obama’s last chance to do something about climate change and placate the disappointed environmentalists who voted for him twice. The president's executive order won’t go into effect until 2015 and won’t have a projected...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • California park officials, air board seek OK for deal to cut dune dust

    California park officials, air board seek OK for deal to cut dune dust
    California recreation and air-quality officials have asked a court to sign off on a deal seeking to reduce the amount of dust that emanates from a stretch of sand dunes and blows into housing tracts atop a nearby mesa in San Luis Obispo County. The...
  • States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales

    States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales
    California and seven other states have unveiled a plan to put 3.3 million electric and fuel cell vehicles on the road by 2025 — a goal that seems out of reach, based on current market trends. The states have set a target that 15% of their new-...
  • Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

    Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX
    High levels of potentially harmful exhaust particles from jets using Los Angeles International Airport have been detected in a broad swath of densely populated communities up to 10 miles east of the runways, a new air quality study reported Thursday....
  • EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods

    EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods
    Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rules would...
  • For Marco Rubio, climate science is about belief

    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...
  • About that freeway pollution

    As one who lives next to a freeway, I can attest to not just the air pollution but also the grime, noise and vibrations caused by it as well. I've often thought to take a page from the "I hate airplanes but moved next to an airport" crowd. ("Air quality...