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Air Pollution

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  • Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress

    Heat, drought worsen smog in California, stalling decades of progress
    Heat and extreme drought have worsened smog in California over the last year, stalling decades of progress toward cleaner air and increasing health risks. The state's prolonged dry spells have brought more temperature inversions, with a layer of...
  • 1980s 'Hot Zone' scientists think US can handle Ebola

    WICHITA, Kan. It's been 25 years since an Ebola outbreak last threatened the United States. Jerry and Nancy Jaax remember it well. "It certainly looked like we had a serious public health emergency on our hands and all of the people involved in it, from...
  • Under pressure from feds, DEP toughens proposed rule for coal emissions

    The state Department of Environmental Protection has revised a rule it proposed in April to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants that was widely panned by environmental groups and deemed "too lax" by federal environmental regulators. The new...
  • Landfill, residents settle lawsuit over smell

    Landfill, residents settle lawsuit over smell
    The operator of a Coconut Creek landfill and a group of nearby residents who say they suffer from its smell have reached a settlement in a class action lawsuit. The settlement would require Waste Management to do more to contain the smell at the...
  • Airing concerns about sports events in smoggy China

    When the starter's gun sounded for the 34th annual Beijing International Marathon on Sunday, air pollution measured 20 times worse than what the World Health Organization considers safe to breathe. Anywhere else in the world, this would have been a...
  • LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project

    LCF gets the dirt on Devil's Gate Dam project
    City leaders got a clearer picture Monday of exactly how the Los Angeles County Flood Control District plans to remove 2.4 million cubic yards of sediment from Devil's Gate Dam in the next five years. In a presentation at the La CaƱada Flintridge City...
  • Hot, stagnant weather in 2014 blamed for more bad air days in the Southland

    Hot, stagnant weather in 2014 blamed for more bad air days in the Southland
    Hot, stagnant weather in Southern California pushed smog levels above federal health standards on 94 days in 2014, up from 88 day last year, regional pollution regulators said. This year had been shaping up to be cleaner than 2013, officials with the...
  • Smog chokes Beijing marathon, but should be gone for APEC

    When cold wind didn’t arrive as expected, participants in the annual Beijing Marathon had to endure the 26-mile race in the thick smog surrounding the city. But world leaders coming to China’s capital for an APEC summit in November won’t...
  • Another Ebola challenge: Disposing of medical waste

    A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day. Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
  • Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs

    Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs
    The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday. Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup...
  • Beijing's smog makes Los Angeles air look good

    How does a normal day in Beijing compare with one in Los Angeles? The answer, it turns out, is both simple and complex. Los Angeles' skies are among the most foul in the United States: In the American Lung Assn.'s 2014 national State of the Air...