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  • Holding one's breath, GOP style

    Holding one's breath, GOP style
    Last month, the Obama administration announced tougher Clean Air Act rules intended to reduce ground-level ozone, the chief component of the smog that plagues the Baltimore-Washington area and much of the nation. With at least half the pollution blowing...
  • Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

    Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
    No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under...
  • FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade

    FERC OKs Columbia Gas Forks compressor station upgrade
    Federal regulators have given the go-ahead to a Columbia Gas natural gas pipeline project that includes a major upgrade to a Forks Township compressor station. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission granted its approval Thursday to the company's $268....
  • Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off

    Rodricks' definition of a 'green governor' is way off
    Columnist Dan Rodricks' definition of a "green governor" is way off the mark. There is nothing green about a poultry waste incinerator, which Mr. Rodricks is urging Gov.-elect Larry Hogan to fast-track on the Eastern Shore ("Larry Hogan has a chance to be...
  • Scientists: Human activity has pushed Earth beyond 4 of 9 'planetary boundaries'

    At the rate things are going, the Earth in the coming decades could cease to be a "safe operating space" for human beings. That is the conclusion of a new paper published Thursday in the journal Science by 18 researchers trying to gauge the breaking...
  • Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings

    Newport may bring back controversial beach bonfire rings
    The debate over wood-burning fire pits on the seashore is being rekindled in Newport Beach, where city leaders are considering again allowing the popular oceanfront bonfires at some beaches. If the Newport Beach City Council approves plans Tuesday...
  • Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear

     Effectiveness of state's 'parking cash-out' program is unclear
    To reduce air pollution and traffic congestion, California legislators passed an innovative law in 1992 to encourage solo commuters to get out of their cars and bike, carpool or take public transit to work. The measure, by then-Assemblyman Richard...
  • Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes

    Builder touts health benefits of some newly built homes
    Is your home making you sick? A lot of people think so. Or at least they're worried about that possibility, according to researchers at Harvard University, who say that 1 in 4 homeowners express some level of concern that an aspect of their homes is...
  • Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths

    Utah oil town turns against midwife who asked about infant deaths
    Veteran midwife Donna Young prides herself on delivering healthy babies. In 20 years, she has coached hundreds of pregnant women in this energy boomtown. She calls them her girls. When one mother delivered a stillborn infant in May 2013 — Young'...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    Smog used to be a dirty four-letter word in Republican politics. In 1970, the Clean Air Act passed the Senate with bipartisan support of 73-0 and was signed into law by a Republican president, Richard Nixon. Twenty years later another Republican...
  • In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air

    In China, app aims to shame polluters by showing who is fouling air
    Sitting at a desk in his small office here, Ma Jun, one of China's best-known environmental advocates, shows off his latest tool in the fight against the nation's crippling air pollution: a computer app. Displayed on a tablet, the app shows a map of...