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  • Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem

    Air quality better in Md., but smog still a problem
    Air quality has improved a lot in Maryland and nationwide over the past 15 years, according to a new report, but summertime smog levels in Harford and Prince George's counties are still among the worst in the country. Despite strides made virtually...
  • Virginia on losing, and winning, side in cross-state pollution ruling

    WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court on Tuesday resurrected Environmental Protection Agency rules targeting air pollution that drifts across state borders, handing the Obama administration a victory on one of its major environmental efforts. The...
  • Breathing easier [Editorial]

    The American Lung Association's latest ranking for U.S. cities with the worst air pollution rates the Baltimore-Washington area ninth worst for ground-level ozone, exceeded only by smog-shrouded regions of California and Texas. No other community on the...
  • Switch from gasoline to ethanol linked to higher smog levels

    Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies...
  • Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus

    Events: Grab the Pots pops up at Lock & Key, Smog City at Pitfire, a new Dog Haus
    Koreatown bar Lock & Key will be hosting a series of pop-up dining events throughout the summer season called “Grab the Pots!”. Lock & Key is collaborating with chef Nigel P. Henderson, co-founder of New Orleans-based the Nola Truck and...
  • Hookah lounges show poor air quality, Hopkins study says

    Although hookah lounges are becoming more popular, smoking flavored tobacco through water pipes creates hazardous concentrations of indoor air pollution, according to a new study from the Institute for Global Tobacco Control at the Johns Hopkins...
  • States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales

    States set ambitious target for zero-emission vehicle sales
    California and seven other states have unveiled a plan to put 3.3 million electric and fuel cell vehicles on the road by 2025 — a goal that seems out of reach, based on current market trends. The states have set a target that 15% of their new-...
  • Fracking expert Mark Zoback: We need good science, good engineering, good regulations and good enforcement

    "Fracking" — now there's a word that just begs for a bumper sticker. Short for "hydraulic fracturing" — the process of breaking open rock with high-pressure liquids to get at otherwise untappable oil and natural gas — fracking conjures...
  • New map could refocus state's pollution battles

    New map could refocus state's pollution battles
    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....
  • New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water

    New EPA map: High levels of toxicity revealed in LCF, Burbank, Glendale drinking water
    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...
  • Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

    Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
    Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says. A higher number of extreme heat days from global warming will boost smog...