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Air Pollution

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  • Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]

    Pollution controls needed for coal-fired plants [Letter]
    The Maryland Department of the Environment recently revealed a draft rule that would finally require coal-powered plants in the Baltimore-Washington region to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by 48 percent over the next four years ("New coal plant...
  • Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles

    Brown signs bill to urge more drivers into eco-friendly vehicles
    Seeking to put more California drivers in electric cars, Gov. Jerry Brown signed legislation Sunday providing financial incentives and other perks to entice consumers to buy the environmentally friendly vehicles. The push for low-emission cars, combined...
  • California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada

    California wildfires send waves of smoke, particulates as far as Canada
    Smoke from wildfires raging in Northern California has reached far beyond the state's borders to affect Utah, Michigan and even Canada, according to NASA. The fires, including the massive King fire in Eldorado National Forest, have been sending large...
  • Gov. Jerry Brown signs bills to boost purchases of electric cars

    Gov. Jerry Brown signed a package of bills Sunday boosting the state's market for electric cars, including a measure to make such vehicles more affordable for low-income residents. That bill, the Charge Ahead California Initiative by Sen. Kevin de...
  • Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents

    Delayed evacuation of school near Port of L.A. fire angers parents
    Potentially hazardous smoke from the stubborn fire at the Port of Los Angeles prompted air quality advisories and the evacuation of one elementary school Tuesday. Firefighters have been struggling to extinguish the blaze, which was contained but had...
  • Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs

    Port of L.A. fire extinguished; crews begin demolition, repairs
    The Port of Los Angeles fire that sent a thick plume of toxic smoke into the air Tuesday, forcing a nearby elementary school to evacuate, has been fully extinguished, officials said Wednesday. Crews will now begin the process of demolition and cleanup...
  • Latinos join EPA in taking a stand against bad air days

    Summer heat hasn't begun to wane, and neither have those familiar "bad air day" warnings. They are all too common in cities like Los Angeles, Houston, Pittsburgh and Washington, D.C., where high temperatures cause ozone to reach unhealthy levels....
  • L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists

    L.A. again carries a torch for 1984 Olympic murals, their artists
    The party Aug. 24 has a name: "The Olympic Freeway Murals: Celebrating 30 Years." The guests of honor: nine of the country's most lauded muralists, gathered together for the first time in three decades, to commemorate the anniversary of artwork they...
  • Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels

    Few residents near Exide plant undergo testing for lead levels
    Los Angeles County's attempt to test lead levels in the blood of people living near a Vernon battery recycling plant has not drawn enough participants to be of use in measuring the effects of its air pollution, county officials and health experts say....
  • California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon

    California expands lead soil testing area near Exide plant in Vernon
    State regulators have greatly expanded the area of homes, schools and parks that will be tested for lead-tainted soil near a troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon. California toxic waste regulators blame air pollution from the Exide Technologies...
  • Beer review: Smog City Brewing Co.'s Coffee Porter

    Beer review: Smog City Brewing Co.'s Coffee Porter
    The rich, roasted flavors of porters and stouts are a natural match for the flavors in coffee, and there is no shortage of craft brews with coffee additions. One standout local example of the marriage of bean and barley is the chocolate-hued Coffee Porter...