| Mar 3, 2014
The EPA will finalize a rule that should reduce sulfur in vehicles by two-thirds beginning in 2017. The Detroit News reports the move should ultimately decrease smog-causing gases by 80 percent because the bulk of smog-forming emissions are created...
| Oct 25, 2011
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...
| Jan 15, 2015
Is your home making you sick?
A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
| 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...
| Feb 21, 2013
| 11:48 AM
I never thought I'd hear a Baltimorean say such a thing.
Last week, while reporting on the Rawlings-Blake administration's 10-year financial plan, I spoke with the mayor's press secretary, Ian Brennan. We covered a lot of ground in our hourlong phone...
| 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...
| 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:44 PM
"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...
| Aug 21, 2014
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....
| Aug 31, 2009
The Angeles National Forest fire has reduced air quality to hazardous levels in foothill communities in the San Gabriel and San Fernando valleys, officials say. The cities of Altadena, La Ca??ada Flintridge and La Crescenta are directly affected by the......