| Feb 22, 2015
| 2:48 PM
A long-delayed trash-burning power plant in South Baltimore has hit a new snag, as a regional government group has backed away from its pledge to buy electricity from the controversial project.
The Baltimore Regional Cooperative Purchasing Committee ...
| Apr 2, 2015
| 3:41 PM
Environmental and health groups have launched a television ad blitz Thursday calling on Gov. Larry Hogan to release an air pollution regulation that he blocked when he took office.
"Marylanders didn't vote for dirty air last November," the 30-second...
| Feb 25, 2015
| 7:11 PM
A new study by California scientists has linked chronic exposure to microscopic air pollutants in vehicle exhaust to deaths from heart disease. The finding bolsters evidence that ultrafine particles, which are not regulated by state or federal...
| Feb 23, 2015
Scientists have a handle on what happens to air pollution spewing from tailpipes and smokestacks in the summer when sunlight and moisture can quickly interact with and transform key pollutants.
They know far less about what happens to those pollutants...
| Mar 23, 2015
| 1:00 PM
Nine-year-old Lily Martin has been coughing for most of the last three weeks. From morning to evening and most of the night, it has been hack, hack, hack. She is pale and exhausted. Her mother, Sophie, is worried sick.
The child is not the only one...
| Mar 25, 2015
| 5:32 PM
A common pollutant in vehicle exhaust, power plant emissions and cigarette smoke can shrink white matter in fetal brains and cause developmental damage during the toddler years, a new study suggests.
In 40 children examined by researchers, prenatal...
| Mar 24, 2015
| 3:33 PM
The U.S. Supreme Court Wednesday will hear arguments in a crucial case about regulating mercury and other toxic air pollution coming from coal-fired power plants. At stake is a very dangerous precedent that industry profits are more important than...
| Mar 4, 2015
| 2:05 PM
Cleaner air has for the first time been linked to bigger and stronger lungs among school-age children, according to findings released Wednesday from a two-decade study in Southern California.
The research by USC scientists, published in the New...
| Feb 23, 2015
| 12:24 PM
Too much pressure in a piece of equipment at Torrance's Exxon Mobil refinery resulted in Wednesday's large explosion that sent irritating ash, filled with fiberglass and glass wool, into surrounding neighborhoods.
The blast jolted nearby residents...
| Mar 17, 2015
| 2:10 PM
HARTFORD — Connecticut's air quality last year was the best in decades, according to the state's official environmental watchdog group, but we're not doing so well on preserving open space or protecting bats and turtles.
The Council on...
| Mar 16, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Decades after scientists described the ways in which air pollution scars and shrivels young lungs, groundbreaking research out of USC has delivered the good news that clean-air regulations are making a difference. In a longitudinal study that measured...