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  • Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings

    Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings
    The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches. If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday...
  • Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear

     Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear
    To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work. The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    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...
  • Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?

    Just how much is Asia's ozone to blame for bad air in the U.S.?
    High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air. From an astronomical observatory on Chews Ridge in the Santa Lucia Mountains, the UC Davis...
  • It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed

    It's good Toomey-Casey waste coal plan failed
    It is disappointing that Sen. Casey and Sen. Toomey introduced legislation to exempt waste coal plants from important clean air safeguards designed to protect public health ("Toomey-Casey amendment on waste coal power plants fails in Senate"). Their...
  • On the Big Island, volcanic activity could worsen respiratory problems

    Visitors to the Big Island who suffer chronic respiratory problems are being urged to take common-sense precautions because of air pollution caused by volcanic activity. Conditions are right for increasing particulate levels over southern and eastern...
  • Beijing seeks to contain its population, and with it, problems

    As closing time approaches, the 20-story wholesale clothing emporium called Shiji Tianhe Market is madness. All day, local bargain hunters and retailers from outside Beijing have been sifting through apparel varying  from faux fur coats to the latest...
  • Hogan should support air pollution rules

    Hogan should support air pollution rules
    Two days ago, I was watching an adorable young girl running on the playground in Baltimore chasing her father and trying to catch him. Eventually, she plopped down near me and we started chatting. After asking her if she had caught her father, she said...
  • Groups sue EPA over emissions from industrial livestock production

    A coalition of environmental, community and animal welfare groups sued the Environmental Protection Agency Wednesday in an effort to push the Obama administration to reduce air pollution, including greenhouse gases, from enormous livestock feeding lots...
  • Don't give a free pass to polluters, Mr. Hogan

    Don't give a free pass to polluters, Mr. Hogan
    I am a 79-year-old retired assistant superintendent of Baltimore County Public Schools and a former resident of Dundalk. I lived and worked in the Dundalk area for over 50 years. Though I am retired, I was active in Dundalk leading community projects...
  • Tips: How to Build a Cleaner Fire in Woodstoves or Fireplaces

    Across the country this holiday season, families and friends will gather around fires in woodstoves or fireplaces. But how you build that fire – and what you burn – can have a significant impact on air quality and health, both inside your home...