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Air Pollution

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  • Today's air unhealthy for everyone

     
    Planning to head out for a jog today? Better skip it. Air pollution levels in the Baltimore region Monday are forecast to reach levels considered unhealthy for everyone, not just vulnerable groups such as children, ther elderly and the sick.The......
  • 2011 ozone hole was ninth-largest on record

     
    FROM TODAY'S PRINT EDITIONS:It’s spring in the Antarctic, and time to measure the ozone hole. This gap in the natural layer of stratospheric ozone that protects the surface from harmful ultraviolet radiation forms each spring. It’s a...
  • The allergy mystery

    The allergy mystery
    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...
  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    "Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures...
  • Shedding some light on anthrax

    Anthrax has been identified as a disease in animals and humans for centuries, and its use as a biological weapon has been studied for 80 years. Still, most people know little about it. The following questions and answers were compiled from information...
  • Drunk on ethanol

    '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,...
  • Sun, surf and smog

    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,...
  • Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?

    Newton: What about the Port of Los Angeles?
    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...
  • Newton: Can Garcetti calm the waters?

    Newton: Can Garcetti calm the waters?
    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...
  • Newton: Owens Valley dust-up

     Newton: Owens Valley dust-up
    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...
  • Forecast prompts officials to declare Friday Knozone Action Day

    Forecast prompts officials to declare Friday Knozone Action Day
    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...