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Air Pollution

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  • Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning

    Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning
    Increased level of hydrogen sulfide in the Salton Sea this week -- marked by the tell-tale "rotten eggs" odor -- prompted officials to issue an air quality warning for the Coachella Valley. Hourly concentration averages of hydrogen sulfide reached 106...
  • More defense in the asthma war

     
    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....
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]

    Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]
    Nearly half of the people in the United States live in counties with unhealthy air. Sources from gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment, vehicles, and large industrial buildings like power plants and factories emit pollutants. This results in two forms of...
  • Tantrums, concubines, hotpot burns and smog: China insurers have it covered

    HONG KONG (Reuters) - Your child throws a tantrum and smashes something? Take out "naughty child insurance". Similarly, buy cover against your bride becoming pregnant before the honeymoon, your team being knocked out of the soccer World Cup, burning...
  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry. The EPA staff...
  • NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes

    NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes
    At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane. Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
  • Fighting smog with gas masks

     
    Motorcycle messenger Frank Stone uses gas mask to make deliveries during smog attack....
  • Exclusive: Air quality problems dog Irving's New Brunswick oil-by-rail terminal

    BOSTON (Reuters) - Irving Oil's oil-by-rail terminal in Saint John, New Brunswick, has seen increasing air quality problems since it started up in 2012, undermining the company's assurances to regulators the project would likely not impact the...
  • Clean autos get boost in 3 bills

    Clean autos get boost in 3 bills
    A bill that would phase out rebates for the wealthy who buy plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles passed the Assembly and could join two related bills Thursday on their way to Gov. Jerry Brown's desk. One of the other bills would increase the number of...
  • New medicine offers another defense in the asthma war

    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....