| Sep 4, 2013
| 11:54 AM
Federal regulators and the parent company of one of Alaska’s largest grocers have reached what government officials call the largest-ever settlement under ozone provisions of the Clean Air Act.
According to a Wednesday statement from the...
| Sep 3, 2013
You know something is off base when the regional air district monitors and regulates emissions from fire pits on Southern California's beaches, which affect a handful of homeowners, before it gets around to the 24/7 blasts of pollution along the area's...
| Aug 30, 2013
| 1:05 AM
Dairy farmer Ron Koetsier's 1,200 cows produce roughly 90 tons of manure daily, and for the past three decades, he has tried unsuccessfully to turn the stinky dung into energy to power his 450-acre farm in Visalia, Calif.
He installed a nearly $1...
| Jul 15, 2013
| 3:20 PM
Air quality in the Las Vegas Valley returned to normal and hiking trails in the Red Rock Canyon National Conservation Area were once again welcoming visitors Monday as containment of the 2-week-old wildfire in the Spring Mountains grew to 70%.
| Aug 26, 2013
| 4:12 PM
PITTSBURGH (AP) — A project examining the local health impacts from natural gas drilling is providing some of the first preliminary numbers about people who may be affected, and the results challenge the industry position that no one suffers but...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Tony Barboza about the decision by air-quality regulators to begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors.
For the first time starting next year, the South Coast...
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Sera Segal-Alsberg, wears mask designed to filter out airborne particles during Los Angeles smog alert....
| Aug 16, 2013
Climate change presents two distinct problems. The first is linear: A little more warming causes a little more damage. The second is nonlinear: A little more warming pushes some part of the climate system past a tipping point and the damage becomes...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 7:43 AM
SOUTH BEND -- The smoke from burning leaves is more than just a nuisance for residents of a St. Joseph County neighborhood.
It's a health hazard, according to resident Doug Dunham.
He said he's lived in his Clay Township subdivision, Irongate, for...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 4:53 PM
The Las Vegas-area wildfire that has affected air quality in Clark County prompted the closure Thursday of hiking trails in Red Rock Canyon, a national conservation area.
The Carpenter 1 fire spread Thursday into a remote part of Red Rock Canyon. The...
| Jul 14, 2013
Trees do more than just clear the air and provide shade from the hot summer sun. Though no panacea, they can make cities like Baltimore healthier, a recent study suggests.
Using computer modeling to quantify the health benefits of trees in 10 cities,...