| May 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
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...
| May 6, 2014
| 6:05 AM
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...
| May 18, 2014
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...
| Apr 14, 2014
| 9:02 PM
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...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
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...
| May 9, 2014
| 2:35 PM
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.
| May 7, 2014
| 3:00 AM
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...
| May 13, 2014
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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
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....
| Apr 30, 2014
| 4:01 AM
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...
| 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...