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  • NASA gets ready to launch a new SAGE III to study Earth's climate

    NASA gets ready to launch a new SAGE III to study Earth's climate
    NASA’s second-in-command, Robert Lightfoot, paid a visit to the Langley Research Center in Hampton on Wednesday as part of a tour of the agency’s 10 field centers. While at NASA Langley, Lightfoot viewed a mockup of the SAGE III instrument...
  • Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting

    Vernon battery recycler denied permission to resume lead smelting
    A Vernon battery recycler may not resume lead smelting until its furnaces can operate in compliance with tough new air district rules on arsenic emissions. The South Coast Air Quality Management District's hearing board ruled Tuesday that Exide...
  • Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat

    Toxic smog hangs over large swath of China but many ignore threat
    BEIJING – To mask or not to mask -- that is still a question. A huge swath of northeast China -- more than 10% of the country’s landmass -- is again engulfed in toxic smog. Beijing’s air quality index, as measured by the U.S. Embassy,...
  • Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds

    Offshore wind turbines could weaken hurricanes, study finds
    Massive wind turbines that could dot the horizon from Ocean City within a few years could affect more than the power grid -- they might offer some protection from hurricanes, a study has found. The idea is that the turbines' rotation saps some of the...
  • Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing

    Activists urge L.A. City Council to ban fracking and acidizing
    In the morning while walking to her car, Michelle Kennedy sometimes detects a smell like cat urine. The asthma her 6-year-old suffers seems to have worsened. Kennedy blames the oil and gas wells pumping in and near her South Los Angeles neighborhood....
  • Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay

    Pollution rules to help Maryland's smog, bay
    New federal auto emission and fuel standards announced Monday should help clear Maryland's summer smog and even aid the cleanup of the Chesapeake Bay, according to state environmental officials. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the "Tier 3"...
  • EPA restricts sulfur in gasoline to help cut auto emissions

    WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency issued final rules Monday to slash the amount of sulfur in gasoline, which would help cut smog-causing pollution from autos and bring the rest of the country's fuel supply in line with California's...
  • EPA To Reduce Sulfur in Gasoline by 2017

     
    The EPA will finalize a rule that should reduce sulfur in vehicles by two-thirds beginning in 2017. The Detroit News reports the move should ultimately decrease smog-causing gases by 80 percent because the bulk of smog-forming emissions are created...
  • Drought linked to polluted winter air

    Drought linked to polluted winter air
    California's parched winter brought a big surge in air pollution, pushing the number of bad air days one-third higher than the previous winter and posing a serious health threat, state air quality officials said Tuesday. Levels of haze-forming soot...
  • Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month

    Harbor Point construction could begin by end of the month
    Environmental regulators said Wednesday that construction on the Harbor Point project in Baltimore could begin by the end of the month, after they approved a plan to measure air quality at the former factory site laced with toxic chemicals. Harbor Point...
  • At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests

    At night, the ocean cleanses smoggy air, study suggests
    The ocean doesn’t just moderate temperatures and influence weather in some of the world’s biggest cities; it also has the power to cleanse the air, new research suggests. At night, the sea surface can absorb and remove up to 15% of smog-...