| Aug 7, 2008
| 4:22 PM
The pictures and videos from the Beijing Olympic village are appalling. The thick smog and frighteningly short visibilities can only hint at what it must be like to breathe that air - much less compete in it at world-class levels.......
| Nov 17, 2008
| 4:32 PM
Here???s why it pays to be concerned about the environment: Because a bad situation costs ??? namely lives and money. A recent study by California State University, Fullerton, found that air pollution in the two most populated regions in the......
| Aug 20, 2007
'Gasoline is going -- alcohol is coming. And it's coming to stay, too, for it's in unlimited supply. And we might as well get ready for it now."
Those words might have come from President George W. Bush, or just about any member of the U.S. Congress,...
| May 7, 2007
JUST IN CASE you missed it, last week was National Air Quality Control Week. That explains why the American Lung Assn. released its new study announcing that Los Angeles is still the smog capitol of the United States.
Not exactly a man-bites-dog story,...
| Apr 29, 2013
It's fun for mayoral candidates to imagine eliminating potholes or building new trains to link the Valley to the Westside. It's not hard to support a spiffed-up LAX (really, what's hard to believe is that it's taken this long) or legions of new police...
| Jun 10, 2013
After a campaign of smart politics but small ideas, Eric Garcetti is poised to take the office that he won last month. As he does, here's an item worthy of his agenda: Make peace with the Owens Valley.
Residents of the Owens Valley rely heavily on Los...
| Nov 19, 2012
Los Angeles owes an old debt to the Owens Valley. It was there, a century ago, that representatives of this ambitious city quietly bought up water rights from unsuspecting farmers and then diverted the Owens River into a newly built aqueduct that...
| Jul 26, 2010
House dust mites, those microscopic insects we unwittingly sleep with every night, are among the few known causes of asthma and allergic symptoms.
But pesky mites alone can't explain why the prevalence of childhood allergies has risen worldwide over...
| Jun 14, 2012
| 3:46 PM
Forecasted humidity and temperatures have prompted Indianapolis officials to declare Friday a Knozone Air Quality Action Day.
Central Indiana's air quality could become unhealthy for individuals who are sensitive to air pollutants because of a hightened...
| Jun 29, 2012
| 6:41 PM
The City of Indianapolis forecasts Sunday, July 1 as well as Monday July, 2 as Knozone Air Quality Action Days for ozone. The region’s air quality may become unhealthy for individuals who are sensitive to air pollutants and may be categorized as...
| Jul 19, 2012
| 12:07 PM
The state of Indiana is asking a federal appeals court to review the Environmental Protection Agency's findings in Lake and Porter Counties.
The EPA recently declared both counties had exceeded required federal levels for ozone.
The state argues the...