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  • John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist

    John M. Peters dies at 75; USC epidemiologist
    Dr. John M. Peters, a pioneering USC epidemiologist who played a crucial role in demonstrating the short- and long-term effects of air pollutants on the health of children, died of pancreatic cancer May 6 at his home in San Marino. He was 75. Peters...
  • Tea party lawmaker's agenda suffers another blow

     
    For Tim Donnelly, the revolution is no tea party. The outspoken Republican from San Bernardino was elected to the Legislature two years ago on a pledge to rein in regulations and shrink the bureaucracy that he said was strangling the......
  • UC Irvine Nobel winner F. Sherwood Rowland dies

     
    F. Sherwood Rowland, the UC Irvine chemistry professor who warned the world that man-made chemicals could erode the ozone layer, has died. He was 84. Rowland, known as Sherry, died Saturday at his home in Corona del Mar, the university......
  • Brown cloud might be intensifying storms over Indian Ocean

     
    A long-standing brown cloud of pollution over the Indian Ocean is causing tropical cyclones to intensify in that region, according to a new study published this month in the journal Nature and involving researchers from multiple institutions including the...
  • American gets 2 1/2 years in prison for defaming Thai king

     
    A U.S. citizen on Thursday received a 2 1/2-year prison sentence for insulting Thailand's king, prompting the American Embassy to issue a rare rebuke, saying that the punishment was too harsh and was a violation of free-speech rights....
  • Severe Beijing smog -- or fog? -- leads to long airport delays

     
    Heavy smog, which the Chinese government insists is fog, has coated the city of Beijing for days, causes long delays and cancellations at the one of the busiest airports in the world....
  • Despite policy changes, smog still afflicts Mexico City

     
    It may no longer be known as the worst in the world, but Mexico City's smog becomes particularly intense at the start of every Christmas season....
  • Air pollution control agency increases gas log rebate

     
    The Air Quality Management District is increasing its rebate for gas log sets from $125 to as much as $200. The rebates are for homeowners who convert their existing wood-burning fireplaces to log sets fueled with natural gas, which radically......
  • The worst air pollution in the world

     
    A new study released at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, found that India had the worst air pollution in the world, followed by Bangladesh and Nepal. The United States ties with a slew of other countries for first place, including Japan and...
  • Money for air pollution reduction projects in Coachella Valley is OKd

     
    New air pollution reduction projects are on tap in Coachella Valley....
  • What Sherwood Rowland taught us about science, and the Earth

     
    Good thing Sherry Rowland was working 40 years ago instead of now. Otherwise, he might not have won the Nobel Prize, and we might all be a lot closer to dead -– as individuals, as a species and as a......