| Jan 29, 2014
| 9:05 AM
BEIJING -- Fireworks are as integral to Chinese New Year as pine trees are to Christmas. But with smog blanketing many Chinese cities these days, environmental activists, meteorologists and government officials are urging people to start the new year...
| Jan 28, 2014
| 8:52 PM
WASHINGTON -- President Obama’s discussion of energy and environmental issues in his State of the Union address was notable not just for what he said, but for what he didn’t say.
The president largely stuck to issues he had discussed before,...
| Jan 27, 2014
With the Crenshaw/LAX light-rail line groundbreaking last week, Los Angeles now has three rail transit projects under construction — an example of how the city is leading the country in a rail renaissance. The "city that destroyed cities," as GQ...
| Jan 25, 2014
| 10:00 AM
Scientist Marcus Eriksen stood ankle deep in the murky Los Angeles River on Friday and dipped a net into the water, looking for a problem.
Eriksen was searching for "microbeads," bits of plastic no bigger than salt grains that absorb toxins such as...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 4:56 PM
FRESNO — On bad-air days here in the Central Valley, school officials hoist red flags to warn parents and pupils that being outside is officially deemed “unhealthful for all groups.”
This winter, though, the most polluted on record,...
| Jan 24, 2014
| 2:05 PM
Latinos overwhelmingly favor government action to fight climate change, voicing a level of support exceeded only in their views on immigration reform, according to a new poll commissioned by an environmental group.
Nine in 10 Latino voters surveyed said...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 8:23 PM
Air pollution in California has dropped significantly over the last decade, yet about one-third of the population lives in communities where the air does not meet federal health standards, state officials reported Thursday.
The evaluation of smog and...
| Jan 23, 2014
| 5:56 PM
SEATTLE -- Eight days after the federal government declared that a proposed mine in Alaska’s Bristol Bay would have a devastating effect on the world’s largest sockeye salmon fishery, a Washington senator and 250 chefs and food professionals...
| Jan 20, 2014
| 2:19 PM
China’s export industry is responsible for dirty emissions that are blowing across the Pacific Ocean and contributing to smog in the United States, a new scientific study says.
About one-fifth of the pollution China spews into the atmosphere comes...
| Jan 19, 2014
| 4:12 PM
California's exceptionally dry winter is having a visible consequence: bad air.
A high-pressure zone off the West Coast that has been warding off rain for months has worsened air pollution across California and the Southwest. The stagnant conditions...
| Jan 16, 2014
| 9:38 PM
Air district officials filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking up to $40 million from a Vernon battery recycler accused of posing a health risk for emitting too much lead and arsenic.
The South Coast Air Quality Management District sued Exide Technologies in...