| Nov 19, 2014
| 11:40 AM
Notoriously smoggy Beijing got a breath of fresh air during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last week thanks in part to factory closures in neighboring Hebei province. Now, a new plan announced by the local government might help make those...
| Nov 20, 2014
| 4:00 AM
For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...
| Nov 24, 2014
| 12:50 PM
No one should have to choose between their health and a paycheck. Which is why, with all that is still unknown about the dangers of e-cigarette use, we must put public health first and prohibit the use of these unregulated products in all workplaces,...
| Nov 25, 2014
| 7:13 PM
After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 5:22 AM
The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing more stringent air quality standards for ground-level ozone, the main culprit in smog, the agency's chief said Wednesday.
Under deadline to release its proposal by Monday, the agency said it will seek a...
| Aug 21, 2014
With the summer weather so unbelievably pleasant in the Lehigh Valley in recent weeks, it's been easy to forget how difficult it is for some folks to breathe around here. The good news for them is that they just got new help in their war against asthma....
| Oct 22, 2014
| 10:51 AM
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...
| Oct 19, 2014
| 7:44 PM
A single Ebola patient treated in a U.S. hospital will generate eight 55-gallon barrels of medical waste each day.
Protective gloves, gowns, masks and booties are donned and doffed by all who approach the patient's bedside and then discarded. Disposable...
| Oct 20, 2014
| 7:51 AM
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...
| Oct 24, 2014
| 3:39 PM
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...
| Oct 22, 2014
| 4:41 AM
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...