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Air Pollution

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  • 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...
  • Exide hit with federal grand jury subpoena over Vernon battery plant

    Exide hit with federal grand jury subpoena over Vernon battery plant
    A federal grand jury is investigating Exide Technologies over emissions of harmful pollutants from its Vernon battery recycling plant, according to a financial disclosure filed this week. Exide on Aug. 8 received a “grand jury subpoena from the...
  • Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates

    Bill would cap income eligibility for state's clean-vehicle rebates
    California wants 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road by 2025 — more than 15 times the number now. So the state pays buyers $2,500 per car, on top of a $7,500 federal tax credit, to help speed development and promote widespread adoption....
  • Mercury levels rise in oceans

    Mercury levels rise in oceans
    Man has pumped tens of thousands of tons of mercury into the world’s oceans in the last 500 years, nearly tripling the amount of the toxic heavy metal in sea water, according to a study published online Wednesday in the journal Nature. The study,...
  • Cargo ship plan aims to protect whales, air quality off Santa Barbara

    A pilot program starting this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that use the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: The hulking vessels are major sources of air pollution and the shipping lanes overlap...
  • Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone

    Chicago's hazy summer days could be gone
    Summer in Chicago? It sure doesn’t feel like it. Lately you could slice through this air with a knife. And the sun has lost some of its luster. The good news? The thick air could be gone as soon as Tuesday. Part of the problem is the Canadian...
  • 'Code Orange' air quality forecast Tuesday

    'Code Orange' air quality forecast Tuesday
    Poor air quality, at levels hazardous to children and the elderly, is forecast in the Baltimore area Tuesday, according to the Maryland Department of the Environment. The agency expects "Code Orange" conditions between Baltimore and Washington, D.C.,...
  • Ships to slow down off California to save whales and cut pollution

    A program being launched off the California coast this summer will tackle two environmental problems posed by thousands of cargo ships that ferry goods to and from the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach each year: Not only are the hulking vessels major...
  • China's battle plans in war on air pollution under scrutiny

    Last fall, 29-year-old Fang Da, an entrepreneur and cycling enthusiast, suddenly found himself in the midst of a coughing fit after biking near his home in Hangzhou, in eastern China. So he went to the Internet and started learning just how serious...
  • Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]

    Chip in for cleaner air [Commentary]
    Nearly half of the people in the United States live in counties with unhealthy air. Sources from gas-fueled lawn and garden equipment, vehicles, and large industrial buildings like power plants and factories emit pollutants. This results in two forms of...