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Air Pollution

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  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills to boost purchases of electric cars

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents. That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • China's battle plans in war on air pollution under scrutiny

    Last fall, 29-year-old Fang Da, an entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast, suddenly found himself in the midst of a coughing fit after biking near his home in Hangzhou, in eastern China. So he went to the Internet and started learning just how serious...
  • Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]

    Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]
    Nearly half of the people in the United States live in counties with unhealthy air. Sources from gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment, vehicles, and large industrial buildings like power plants and factories emit pollutants. This results in two forms of...
  • NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes

    NASA Langley, NOAA study the birth of hurricanes
    At 2 a.m. on Aug. 23, Luke Ziemba strapped himself into a P-3 turboprop aircraft with 14 other scientists and flight crew in Tampa, Fla., and set off to rendezvous with a hurricane. Technically, Cristobal wasn't a hurricane yet, but a tropical...
  • EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard

    EPA staff recommends significantly lower ozone standard
    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency staff said Friday that the nation should tighten smog rules significantly, a step that would improve air quality in California but force costly new requirements on government and industry. The EPA staff...
  • 1955 L.A. smog siege

     
    Sep. 13, 1955: Hot weather and low inversion layer leads to highest recorded ozone level in Los Angeles history....
  • Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning

    Rotten-egg odor from Salton Sea prompts air quality warning
    Increased level of hydrogen sulfideĀ in the Salton Sea this week -- marked by the tell-tale "rotten eggs" odor -- prompted officials to issue an air quality warning for the Coachella Valley. Hourly concentration averages of hydrogen sulfide reached 106...
  • China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

    China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome
    The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made...
  • The true costs of the CSX rail plan [Commentary]

    The true costs of the CSX rail plan [Commentary]
    The shelving of a plan to build a new CSX rail facility in the West Baltimore residential neighborhood of Morrell Park was decried recently as a setback for regional job growth and a sign of failed leadership by CSX. But articles in The Baltimore Sun...
  • New coal plant pollution controls eyed

    New coal plant pollution controls eyed
    Looking to protect Marylanders from unsafe levels of smog, environmental regulators are moving to clamp down on pollution from the state's smaller coal-burning power plants, but plant owners warn that the rule could have economic consequences. The...