| Jul 10, 2014
| 8:31 PM
Air quality officials are giving a battery recycling plant in Vernon another chance to prove it can operate without putting nearby residents at risk.
Despite demands from community groups calling for permanent closure of the Exide Technologies plant,...
| Jul 8, 2014
| 7:21 PM
Air quality regulators have reached an agreement with Exide Technologies that would bar its battery recycling plant in Vernon from resuming operations until it installs new controls on arsenic emissions that pose a health risk to surrounding communities....
| Jun 27, 2014
| 7:51 PM
A committee of scientific advisors has urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a tougher federal standard for ozone, saying current limits on the lung-damaging pollutant fail to protect public health.
A letter sent Thursday by the EPA-...
| 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...
| Jun 24, 2014
| 4:21 PM
The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...
| Jun 21, 2014
| 11:00 AM
Fortunately for Marylanders, Gov. Martin O'Malley has had the foresight to transition our state toward renewable energy sources for power generation. As a result of the passage of the Off-Shore Wind Bill and the veto of House Bill 1168, an anti-on-land...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 11:30 AM
The first thing Julie Franks-Marchese does each morning is click an app on her phone that gives her an air-quality report for Valencia, Pa., where she lives with her husband, Michael Marchese, and their sons, Jesse, 11, and Tyler, 15. Then she plans her...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 6:45 AM
Biking and walking are my favorite ways to travel around Baltimore. To be sure I'll make it to work without stopping to wheeze for air, I subscribe to a daily bulletin for air quality reports. Recently, the air quality indicator has been yellow rather...
| Jun 17, 2014
| 4:23 AM
Temperatures are forecast to hit the lower 90s Tuesday with the heat and sunshine fueling a rise in ozone pollution, prompting an air quality alert.
A "code orange" air quality alert is in effect, a hazardous level for children, the elderly and those...
| Jun 12, 2014
| 4:17 PM
Koreatown bar Lock & Key will be hosting a series of pop-up dining events throughout the summer season called “Grab the Pots!”. Lock & Key is collaborating with chef Nigel P. Henderson, co-founder of New Orleans-based the Nola Truck and...
| Jun 11, 2014
| 2:25 PM
Although hookah lounges are becoming more popular, smoking flavored tobacco through water pipes creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution, according to a new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins...