| Feb 8, 2014
| 8:45 AM
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...
| Feb 15, 2014
| 11:18 AM
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...
| Jan 31, 2014
| 12:22 AM
Hill Street tunnels seen from Temple on a fogbound night. The tunnels connected Temple St. with 1st St....
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:29 AM
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...
| Feb 11, 2014
| 3:17 PM
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...
| Feb 10, 2014
| 9:01 PM
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...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 10:32 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 7:42 PM
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...
| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:05 AM
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...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:23 PM
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...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
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...