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  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    "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...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
  • What's in Beijing smog? 1,300 microbe species, study finds

    As if it weren’t bad enough to breathe already, a new study has detected traces of more than 1,300 species of microbes in some of Beijing’s most polluted air. Most of the microbes detected by scientists were harmless bacteria that are...
  • Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

    Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
    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...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    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...
  • Sriracha factory avoids public nuisance designation, for now

    Regional air quality officials told the Irwindale City Council on Wednesday that the solution to complaints of spicy odors emanating from a Sriracha factory could be "very straightforward." The comments came as the City Council considered declaring...
  • 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...
  • Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort

    Across from Harbor Point, an unofficial air-monitoring effort
    Ana Rule stepped onto a balcony outside the Inn at the Black Olive Sunday morning to check the first results of an unusual air-monitoring effort — one intended to make sure official monitoring across the street is accurate. The hotel in Baltimore'...
  • Pianist Yoko Miwa At Hartford Public Library

    Pianist Yoko Miwa At Hartford Public Library
    It's been several decades since Boston-area pianist Yoko Miwa, who brings her longstanding trio to Hartford Public Library on Sunday, March 30, switched from playing classical music to jazz, but the move wasn't as difficult as you might imagine. Miwa,...
  • 1 in 8 deaths linked to air pollution, World Health Organization says

    Air pollution kills about 7 million people a year and is linked to 1 in 8 deaths worldwide, according to a report released Tuesday by the World Health Organization. The finding more than doubles previous estimates “and confirms that air...
  • O.C. metal-finishing plant poses high cancer risk to nearby residents

    O.C. metal-finishing plant poses high cancer risk to nearby residents
    A metal-finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday. The South Coast Air Quality Management District said it...