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  • Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable

    Smoke in downtown L.A. awful? No advisory, but some are uncomfortable
    No air quality advisories have been issued in downtown Los Angeles after Monday morning's massive fire, but some area employers were handing out masks to make breathing more comfortable for workers. The fire destroyed an apartment tower under...
  • Polish waste-processing firm rejects toxic shipment from El Salvador

    A waste incineration plant in southern Poland has rejected a shipment of pesticide-tainted soil and runoff from El Salvador after residents staged protests over the impending delivery of waste linked to kidney disease. The deal was to have earned SARP...
  • Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire

    Extensive harbor cleanup begins after Port of L.A. fire
    Port of Los Angeles authorities are beginning an extensive harbor cleanup in the aftermath of a fire that burned through much of a wharf and released toxic gases and smoke into surrounding communities. The largest fire at the port in decades erupted...
  • 100 years later, the dust settles in the Owens Valley

    100 years later, the dust settles in the Owens Valley
    One hundred and one years after Los Angeles opened the aqueduct to draw water from the Owens Valley, the city has reached a settlement over how it will control dust blowing off the dry Owens Lake bed. The deal will save L.A. hundreds of millions of...
  • Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard

    Study finds declining air pollution from Metrolink maintenance yard
    Potentially harmful diesel emissions from Metrolink's maintenance facility near downtown Los Angeles are in decline and lower than other air pollution sources in the area, according to a study released Friday. The health risk assessment, which was...
  • New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley

    New dust-busting method ends L.A.'s longtime feud with Owens Valley
    Los Angeles ended a bitter dispute with Owens Valley on Friday with the announcement of a truce in a decades-long dispute over water and dust. Under an agreement between the city and Owens Valley air quality regulators, Los Angeles will use a new,...
  • Province near Beijing aims to move polluting factories overseas

    Province near Beijing aims to move polluting factories overseas
    Notoriously smoggy Beijing got a breath of fresh air during the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit last week thanks in part to factory closures in neighboring Hebei province. Now, a new plan announced by the local government might help make those...
  • In smoggy China, masks become stylish accessory

    For millions of Chinese, China's air pollution crisis has made donning a mask as reflexive as reaching for an umbrella when it rains. The country sees heavy pollution so frequently that weather forecasts have a special symbol for "haze." But nothing can...
  • EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits

    EPA expected to propose stricter ozone limits
    After years of inaction, the Obama administration is expected to propose tougher limits on smog Wednesday, according to people with knowledge of the rule-making effort. The new rule would be a major victory for public health groups, but it is sure to...
  • EPA moves to toughen smog limits

    EPA moves to toughen smog limits
    The Obama administration announced Wednesday a long-anticipated move to tighten limits on smog-forming pollution, declaring that despite improvements in air quality in Maryland and nationwide, millions of vulnerable adults and children risk illness and...
  • EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles

    EPA's proposed ozone limit faces political, cost hurdles
    The Obama administration's long-awaited announcement Wednesday that it wants to toughen limits on smog-forming ozone immediately generated questions about whether the plan can survive the current political climate and how much its cost will factor in...