| Jun 2, 2014
| 12:15 PM
This is President Obama’s last chance to do something about climate change and placate the disappointed environmentalists who voted for him twice. The president's executive order won’t go into effect until 2015 and won’t have a projected...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
California and seven other states have unveiled a plan to put 3.3 million electric and fuel cell vehicles on the road by 2025 — a goal that seems out of reach, based on current market trends.
The states have set a target that 15% of their new-...
| 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 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...
| 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...
| May 14, 2014
| 9:50 PM
The first permanent air quality monitor near a Southern California freeway has detected elevated pollution levels, a finding that will increase pressure on state and local officials to address health risks facing nearly 1 million people in the region...
| May 15, 2014
| 11:33 AM
Ever notice how the birthday of your family members, friends and friend’s kids seem to come in packs? You’ll go a month without having to buy a card or grab a bottle of wine in a panic before a party, then suddenly you have a weekend full of...
| May 29, 2014
| 5:00 AM
High levels of potentially harmful exhaust particles from jets using Los Angeles International Airport have been detected in a broad swath of densely populated communities up to 10 miles east of the runways, a new air quality study reported Thursday....
| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:45 AM
Decades of efforts to curb air pollution have cut lung-damaging smog to levels far below the hazy days of the 1970s and '80s in Chicago and most other big urban areas.
New cars emit dramatically less pollution than older models, gasoline and diesel...