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Air Pollution

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  • EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods

    EPA targets oil refineries' emissions into neighborhoods
    Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. The rules would...
  • Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says

    Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says
    Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says. Americans can expect the number of days with unhealthy air to jump 70% by...
  • About that freeway pollution

    As one who lives next to a freeway, I can attest to not just the air pollution but also the grime, noise and vibrations caused by it as well. I've often thought to take a page from the "I hate airplanes but moved next to an airport" crowd. ("Air quality...
  • Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

    Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets
    Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods...
  • Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules

    Air quality board to consider another relaxation of diesel rules
    California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution. The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in...
  • Obama administration limits on soot pollution upheld by appeals court

    The Obama administration on Friday scored its third major legal victory on air pollution in less than month when a federal appeals court rejected an industry challenge to its latest health standards for fine particulate matter, or soot. The unanimous...
  • Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air

    Artists finding inspiration in China's bad air
    Photographer Wu Di's studio, tucked away in a dusty corner of northeast Beijing, isn't easy to find, but the mannequin out front wearing a military-style gas mask and a Roots sweatshirt is a sign you're in the right place. Inside, Wu showed off some...
  • For Marco Rubio, climate science is about belief

    Finally, someone intelligent in the Senate is not afraid to stand up for what he believes. I agree totally with Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.): What do these scientists know, anyway? Climate change is about beliefs. ("Marco Rubio says human activity isn't...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
  • Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...
  • 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...