| 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 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...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 6:44 PM
"Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures...
| 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 15, 2014
| 6:20 PM
Oil refineries would be required to cut emissions and begin monitoring levels of toxic air pollutants at their fence lines with neighboring communities under standards proposed Thursday by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.
The rules would...
| 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 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...
| Apr 23, 2014
| 6:09 PM
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says.
A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog...
| May 1, 2014
| 10:15 AM
Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment.
The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
| May 7, 2014
| 7:13 PM
California recreation and air-quality officials have asked a court to sign off on a deal seeking to reduce the amount of dust that emanates from a stretch of sand dunes and blows into housing tracts atop a nearby mesa in San Luis Obispo County.