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Air Pollution

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  • Mailbag: Live-work building doesn't fit here

    Excerpt from a letter to the Laguna Beach Planning Commission: We would like to express our opposition to the proposed project at 20432 Laguna Canyon Road. This parcel is at present a single-family home. We feel multiunit housing should be closer to...
  • Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year

    Inhalers containing CFCs to be phased out by the end of the year
    Inhalers containing chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs, will be phased out by the end of the year to comply with international treaties intended to protect the the ozone layer. The U.S. Food and Drug Administration made the announcement, which is part of an...
  • Air district moves ahead on Newport Beach plan for fire pits

    Air district moves ahead on Newport Beach plan for fire pits
    Air quality officials on Friday approved $600,000 for contractors to design and install gas fire rings on public beaches, taking a new step in the fight over hundreds of wood-burning fire pits on Los Angeles and Orange County coast. The South Coast...
  • BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side

    BP oil refinery waste piles up on Southeast Side
    Just south of the Chicago Skyway bridge, a dusty byproduct of the Canadian oil boom is piling up in huge black mountains along the Calumet River. More is on the way. A lot more. By the end of the year, the oil giant BP is expected to complete work...
  • 'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China

    'Airpocalypse': Severe pollution cripples northeastern China
    BEIJING -- A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day. The “airpocalypse”...
  • Letter: Freeway extension would mean more pollution

    In the L.A. Times last weekend, a column about the perils of air pollution said, “The World Health Organization has declared air pollution a carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally.&...
  • Super smog hits north China city Harbin

     
    Visibility shrank to less than half a football field and small-particle pollution soared to a record 40 times higher than an international safety standard in one northern Chinese city as the region entered its high-smog season....
  • Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales

    Maryland, other states vow to boost plug-in car sales
    Aiming to boost the fledgling market for plug-in vehicles, Maryland and seven other states pledged Thursday to use their governments' tax and spending powers to get 3.3 million "zero-emission" cars, trucks and vans on the road in the next dozen years....
  • Curbs on upwind air pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind air pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from outside their borders, saying emissions from the Midwest and South are hurting their residents' health and their economies. The...
  • 8 Northeast governors ask EPA to curb pollution from South, Midwest

    The governors of eight Northeast states petitioned the Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to require nine "upwind" states in the South and Midwest to curb air pollution, which they say is blown by the wind into their region. The petition asks the...
  • Curbs on upwind pollution sought

    Curbs on upwind pollution sought
    Maryland joined seven other Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states Monday in asking for federal help to curb air pollution from beyond their borders, saying their residents' health and their economies are being hurt by smog-forming emissions from the Midwest...