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  • How realistic are the U.S.-China climate change goals?

    The newly announced landmark plans by the U.S. and China to limit their greenhouse gas emissions left open the question of how realistic the targets are. The plans feature a number of ambitious goals for each nation, but they face serious challenges. A...
  • Obama, Chinese president agree to landmark climate deal

    Reflecting the urgency and scale scientists have called for to cope with climate change, the U.S. and Chinese presidents laid out ambitious new targets Wednesday to cut pollution in a deal that negotiators hope will inspire similarly dramatic...
  • Could the free market have cleaned California's air?

    To the editor: I hope those who call for a smaller government with less regulation read about our improved air quality. These gains — along with cleaner water, purer food and less-polluted land — do not and will not come through private...
  • Cancer risk from air pollution drops in Southern California

    Cancer risk from air pollution drops in Southern California
    Southern Californians' cancer risk from air pollution has dropped 65% since 2005 but is still too high in many areas, regional air quality regulators said in a report released Thursday. They attribute much of the improvement to tough state and local...
  • 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...
  • 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...