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Air Pollution

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  • Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation

    Construction of Fairfield power plant ordered halted over air quality permit violation
    The owner of a planned power plant in Fairfield faces millions of dollars in fines and has been ordered to halt construction because company officials didn't buy enough emissions credits to offset air pollution the facility is expected to emit,...
  • James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California

    James Pitts dies at 93; his research led to cleaner air in California
    James Pitts, an influential smog researcher whose work was used to craft California's pioneering air quality regulations, has died. He was 93. Pitts died in his sleep of natural causes at his Irvine home on June 19, according to his wife, Barbara...
  • EPA science advisors urge stricter limits on lung-damaging ozone

    EPA science advisors urge stricter limits on lung-damaging ozone
    A committee of scientific advisors has urged the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to adopt a tougher federal standard for ozone, saying current limits on the lung-damaging pollutant fail to protect public health. A letter sent Thursday by the EPA-...
  • States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales

    States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales
    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-...
  • Obama climate rule promises early health benefits

    Obama climate rule promises early health benefits
    By targeting the nation's biggest sources of heat-trapping pollution, President Barack Obama is seeking to help forestall droughts, floods and other disasters that are projected to become more frequent, intense and expensive as the global climate changes....
  • Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX

    Planes' exhaust could be harming communities up to 10 miles from LAX
    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....
  • Hookah lounges show poor air quality, Hopkins study says

    Although hookah lounges are becoming more popular, smoking flavored tobacco through water pipes creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution, according to a new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins...
  • Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus

    Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus
    Koreatown bar Lock & Key will be hosting a series of pop-up dining events throughout the summer season called “Grab the Pots!”. Lock & Key is collaborating with chef Nigel P. Henderson, co-founder of New Orleans-based the Nola Truck and...
  • World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames

    World Cup 2014: In Mexico City, a long history of ballgames
    Soccer has a rich history in Mexico and an ardent fan base in Mexico City. As far back as 1400 BC, Mesoamericans were playing ballgames. Mayas, Aztecs, Olmecs and others held team competitions in stone ball courts. The goal was to hit a heavy ball through...
  • Obama's Last Stand

    Obama's Last Stand
    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...
  • Polluting our health

    Polluting our health
    The first thing Julie Franks-Marchese does each morning is click an app on her phone that gives her an air-quality report for Valencia, Pa., where she lives with her husband, Michael Marchese, and their sons, Jesse, 11, and Tyler, 15. Then she plans her...