| Aug 22, 2014
| 12:02 PM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 5:30 AM
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...
| Aug 20, 2014
| 8:42 PM
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....
| Aug 19, 2014
| 2:12 AM
BEIJING (Reuters) - Air pollution across 74 major Chinese cities worsened in July compared to last year, according to government data released on Tuesday, showing that the government is having trouble shaking its smog problem.
The 74 cities struggled...
| Aug 18, 2014
| 9:00 PM
Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings.
They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
| Aug 7, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now.
So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption....
| Aug 11, 2014
| 8:43 PM
State regulators have greatly expanded the area of homes, schools and parks that will be tested for lead-tainted soil near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon.
California toxic waste regulators blame air pollution from the Exide Technologies...
| Aug 15, 2014
| 2:01 PM
A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies over emissions of harmful pollutants from its Vernon battery recycling plant, according to a financial disclosure filed this week.
Exide on Aug. 8 received a “grand jury subpoena from the...
| Aug 14, 2014
| 6:15 PM
The rich, roasted flavors of porters and stouts are a natural match for the flavors in coffee, and there is no shortage of craft brews with coffee additions. One standout local example of the marriage of bean and barley is the chocolate-hued Coffee Porter...
| Aug 6, 2014
| 6:45 PM
Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature.
| Jun 25, 2014
| 2:42 PM
James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93.
Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...