| Apr 21, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Actor and eco-activist Ed Begley Jr.'s "aha" moment about the environment came during the first Earth Day in 1970. He heard the talk about air and water pollution, and it struck a chord.
He had personally experienced the effects of L.A.'s smog and...
| Apr 29, 2014
| 9:54 PM
Los Angeles has again topped a list of the cities with the worst smog in the nation, violating federal health standards for ozone an average of 122 days a year.
The annual air pollution rankings, being released Wednesday by the American Lung Assn., were...
| Feb 26, 2014
| 8:28 PM
Japheth Peleti has no shortage of unpleasant stories from decades of living across a fence from a sprawling oil refinery.
He and his family have contended with rumbling noises that rattle their windows, coped with skunk-like odors, plumes of vapor and...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks....
| Apr 1, 2014
| 10:13 PM
A metal-finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District said it...
| Apr 2, 2014
| 11:32 AM
A metal finishing facility in Newport Beach poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors and should curtail its emissions as soon as possible, state air quality officials said Tuesday.
The agency said it will ask its independent hearing...
| Mar 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
GROVER BEACH, Calif. — For a long time, even as hotels rose in nearby towns and posh homes went up along groomed fairways down the road, it seemed that this sleepy town might never move beyond an old real estate slogan: "Home of the average man."...
| Mar 17, 2014
| 1:40 PM
PARIS -- With the City of Light buried under a thick blanket of smog for a week now, authorities in the French capital took drastic steps Monday to cut the number of cars on the road and to encourage commuters to find more environmentally friendly ways of...
| Apr 20, 2014
| 6:00 PM
California air quality officials are again moving to relax tough rules to clean up aging diesel trucks that are among the state's worst remaining sources of air pollution.
The changes being considered this week by the state Air Resources Board come in...
| Apr 22, 2014
| 10:38 PM
The California Environmental Protection Agency released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution and it appears the Burbank, Glendale and La Cañada Flintridge areas have one major source of pollution: high levels of drinking water...
| Apr 3, 2014
| 10:04 AM
NASA’s second-in-command, Robert Lightfoot, paid a visit to the Langley Research Center in Hampton on Wednesday as part of a tour of the agency’s 10 field centers.
While at NASA Langley, Lightfoot viewed a mockup of the SAGE III instrument...