| Oct 21, 2013
| 10:02 AM
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....
| Oct 24, 2013
| 3:54 PM
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....
| Sep 21, 2013
| 12:00 PM
Monic Uriarte says she began having headaches and bouts of dizziness three years ago, about the time she and her neighbors began smelling a chemical odor on the streets and in their homes.
Then Uriarte's 9-year-old daughter and other children in the...
| Oct 1, 2013
| 12:21 PM
A heated debate on whether a dangerous amount of fumes would come from a proposed gas station at the northeast corner of Route 53 and Butterfield Road continued as experts from both sides squared off during at a DuPage County Zoning Board of Appeals...
| Oct 29, 2013
| 5:02 PM
Jesse Bracamontes is one of the legions of Sriracha sauce fans who squirts the bright red paste of peppers, garlic and spices on all manner of foods: pizza, take-out Chinese and even a plain bowl of noodles.
But when the pungent Sriracha smell wafts...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A UC San Diego chemistry center has won $20 million from the National Science Foundation to continue pioneering research on the effects of tiny atmospheric particles on climate.
The award, announced Monday, follows a much smaller NSF grant that helped...
| Nov 1, 2013
| 8:50 AM
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Women exposed to even low levels of urban air pollution during pregnancy may be at heightened risk of having a low-birthweight baby, according to a review of evidence from Europe.
Based on data for more than 74,000 women in 12...
| Oct 23, 2013
| 4:07 PM
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...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 5:00 PM
Reducing air pollution has given an unexpectedly big boost to long-running efforts to clean up the Chesapeake Bay, a new study finds.
Resarchers at the University of Maryland Center for Environmental Science determined that nitrogen pollution in nine...
| Nov 6, 2013
| 10:52 AM
A big polluter could be blazing inside your kitchen, its blue flames glowing under your tea kettle or frying pan.
A new study says cooking with a gas stove can expose you to unhealthy levels of air pollution.
About two-thirds of Southern California...
| Nov 7, 2013
| 7:18 PM
Air quality regulators are set to take a first look next week at proposals that could allow Newport Beach and other cities to replace wood-burning fire rings with alternatively fueled ones.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District has floated the...