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  • Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations

    Hogan moves quickly to block controversial environmental regulations
    In one of his first acts after taking office Wednesday, Republican Gov. Larry Hogan withdrew a handful of regulations proposed in the final weeks of the previous Democratic administration. One hotly contested proposal would have curbed Eastern Shore...
  • Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell

    Science has found a way to explain that after-rain smell
    A team of researchers at MIT has come up with a scientific explanation for that earthy smell in the air after a light rain. Basically, when rain hits a porous surface such as soil, tiny air bubbles are trapped and then shoot back up and burst in a...
  • 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'...
  • 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...
  • Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer

    Beautiful clouds harm ozone layer
    South Florida frequently has interesting cloud formations, simply because our moist warm atmosphere produces so many big fluffy marshmallows in the sky. But there’s a kind of cloud produced in the Earth's most frigid regions, and it's much more...
  • More commuters look to Metro van pools as alternative to solo driving

    Driving solo to work continues to define L.A.'s entrenched car culture. But commuters across the county are increasingly turning to alternatives such as the van pool, a venerable ride-sharing option that can reduce air pollution, travel times and...
  • Regulators accuse Huntington trash facility of air quality violations

    Air quality regulators have issued three notices of violation against Rainbow Environmental Services Inc. for discharging "nuisance" odors and operating without appropriate enclosures, venting and equipment permits at a facility near a Huntington Beach...
  • L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution

     L.A.'s freeway-adjacent residents need more protection from pollution
    A growing body of research shows that living next to a freeway can significantly increase the risk of asthma, heart disease, pre-term births, reduced lung function in children and premature death. Yet Los Angeles continues to approve residential...
  • 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...
  • Republicans formerly cared about clean air

    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...