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Air Pollution

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  • New smog limits could squeeze Chicago

    New smog limits could squeeze Chicago
    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...
  • Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight

    Paramount residents not alone in pollution fight
    Soon after starting work at Lincoln Elementary in Paramount nearly five years ago, second-grade teacher Lisa Lappin became alarmed by the number of teachers and students sick from cancer and other illnesses. Pungent, metallic odors sometimes blanketed...
  • Hill Street tunnels in the fog

     
    Hill Street tunnels seen from Temple on a fogbound night. The tunnels connected Temple St. with 1st St....
  • Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery

    Project to monitor air pollution near Wilmington refinery
    A new project being launched on Wednesday will bring concerns about air pollution near Southern California oil refineries very close to home. The environmental group Coalition For a Safe Environment earlier this week installed a air-quality monitor on...
  • Op-ed: Building a better plan for IKEA

    There is little effort being made to mitigate the negative impacts of the proposed new IKEA at 805 S. San Fernando Blvd. between Alameda and Verdugo. There are benefits to IKEA expanding in Burbank: jobs, sales tax revenue, recycling underutilized real...
  • California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says

    California should set interim goal for cutting emissions, report says
    California is on track to reach its target for reduced greenhouse gas emissions by 2020, but much tougher choices loom if the state is to meet its goal for the year 2050, state air quality officials say in a new report. The changes needed to slash...
  • Irwindale council delays decision on Sriracha factory's fate

    Irwindale council delays decision on Sriracha factory's fate
    The Irwindale City Council voted Wednesday night to postpone a decision to declare the Sriracha hot sauce factory a public nuisance. The decision came despite the urging of City Manager John Davidson and contract attorney Adrian Guerra, who said...
  • In China, smog woes eroding new year fireworks tradition

    In China, smog woes eroding new year fireworks tradition
    BEIJING — Flowers to mark the new year? How about electronic gizmos that flash and go bang? Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as evergreens are to Christmas. Tradition holds that noisy pops and colorful flares ward off evil spirits and...
  • China looks to halt New Year's fireworks to curb air pollution

    China looks to halt New Year's fireworks to curb air pollution
    BEIJING -- Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year...
  • One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards

    One-third in state still live where air does not meet U.S. standards
    Air pollution in California has dropped significantly over the last decade, yet about one-third of the population lives in communities where the air does not meet federal health standards, state officials reported Thursday. The evaluation of smog and...
  • China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says

    China's industry exporting air pollution to U.S., study says
    China’s export industry is responsible for dirty emissions that are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, a new scientific study says. About one-fifth of the pollution China spews into the atmosphere comes...