| 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 28, 2014
| 3:46 PM
The PennEast Pipeline isn't the only local natural gas transmission project to generate opposition in the Lehigh Valley.
Plans to enlarge a Forks Township compressor station to support an extension of a Columbia Gas Transmission Corp. pipeline between...
| Nov 26, 2014
| 4:50 PM
The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...
| 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
| 3:40 PM
The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
| Nov 14, 2014
| 5:25 PM
Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday.
The health risk assessment, which was...
| Nov 16, 2014
| 5:00 AM
One hundred and one years after Los Angeles opened the aqueduct to draw water from the Owens Valley, the city has reached a settlement over how it will control dust blowing off the dry Owens Lake bed. The deal will save L.A. hundreds of millions of...
| 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 26, 2014
| 5:00 AM
Concerned about slow sales of electric cars and plug-in hybrids, automakers are increasingly betting the future of green cars on hydrogen fuel cell technology.
Even Toyota Motor Corp., maker of the popular Prius gas-electric hybrid, will use hydrogen...
| Nov 6, 2014
| 10:13 AM
The state Department of Environmental Protection has revised a rule it proposed in April to limit emissions from coal-fired power plants that was widely panned by environmental groups and deemed "too lax" by federal environmental regulators.