| 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...
| Oct 25, 2013
| 4:58 PM
WASHINGTON — A new study has detected air pollutants, including carcinogens, in areas downwind of Canada's main fossil fuel hub in Alberta at levels rivaling those of major metropolises such as Beijing and Mexico City.
The study by researchers...
| 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 8, 2013
| 5:00 AM
MOSCOW — Political science professor Sergei Medvedev, a longtime lover and explorer of the Arctic, drew the ire of Russian President Vladimir Putin when he recently called for international protection of the icy northern region in the face of...
| Nov 10, 2013
| 7:00 AM
WASHINGTON — For years, when the United States has needed to hand off a dirty diplomatic chore, one obscure nation has reliably raised its hand: Albania.
A poor sliver of a country clinging to the edge of Europe, Albania took in ethnic Uighur...
| Nov 9, 2013
| 4:54 PM
AVILA BEACH, Calif. — Pretty regularly, the clouds cartwheel in from the sea and sock everybody in around here, except tiny Avila Beach. It'll be dreary up in Morro Bay and dreadful down in Pismo, but here, the hills cut through the fog and leave...
| Nov 8, 2013
| 7:04 PM
Federal environmental officers were sickened by toxic vapors as they toured a south Los Angeles urban oil field whose emissions are blamed by neighbors for a variety of ailments, an EPA official said Friday.
Jared Blumenfeld, U.S. Environmental...
| Nov 12, 2013
| 8:36 PM
A judge has ordered a metal plating company in Richmond, Calif., to remove large quantities of hazardous waste, including potentially deadly cyanide, after state officials argued that it poses a health threat to nearby residents.
Contra Costa County...
| Nov 14, 2013
California has made clear its intention to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. But is it taking the right steps to do so?
The state has set a goal of returning to 1990 emissions levels by 2020. It has adopted renewable energy standards, driven the national...
| Nov 18, 2013
| 8:36 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with reporter Jessica Garrison about California's failure to track toxic waste.
The state regularly fails to keep track of thousands of tons of dangerous chemicals and toxic metals shipped for disposal on the state's roads...
| Nov 17, 2013
| 5:00 AM
For decades, hydrogen fuel cell cars have been the automotive technology of tomorrow: the big idea, for someday far in the future.
No longer. At auto shows in Los Angeles and Tokyo this week, Toyota Motor Corp., Honda Motor Co. and Hyundai Motor Co....