| Jul 17, 2013
| 1:41 PM
4:41 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has extended its "Code Orange" air quality alert through Thursday evening. Children, the elderly, people with asthma and other sensitive groups are urged to avoid strenuous activity or...
| Jul 17, 2013
Re "New rules for beach blazes," July 13
The founders of the South Coast Air Quality Management District would no doubt roll in their graves at the excesses and political favors being done under the agency's auspices today.
The agency's valiant...
| Jul 11, 2013
| 12:33 PM
Air quality in the Las Vegas area, which had been adversely affected by a nearby wildfire, improved Thursday, prompting officials to downgrade an alert from unhealthful to moderate. Conditions are expected to remain that way through the weekend.
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:42 AM
Smog clouds the view on Broadway, looking south from 1st Street....
| Sep 11, 2013
The Homer Township area will not be receiving an air quality monitor from the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency anytime soon.
"We didn't get a monitor," Marvin Pickering, longtime resident and volunteer for Citizens Against Ruining the...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A UC San Diego chemistry center has won $20 million from the National Science Foundation to continue pioneering research on the effects of tiny atmospheric particles on climate.
The award, announced Monday, follows a much smaller NSF grant that helped...
| Sep 5, 2013
Federal regulators have reached a tentative deal with Carnival Corp. on a plan to reduce air pollution from nearly a third of its cruise ships, but the accord comes too late to reverse at least a temporary loss of lucrative cruise business for Baltimore....
| 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 16, 2013
| 1:46 PM
4:46 p.m. update: The Maryland Department of the Environment has issued an air quality alert across Central Maryland for Wednesday, with "Code Orange" conditions. Code Orange indicates air pollution levels unhealthy for sensitive populations, including...