| Nov 13, 2013
| 2:23 PM
Society has slowed down global warming several times over the last century without even trying, new research says.
A study found that the rate of global warming has ratcheted down in response to major world events, including the two world wars, the...
| Sep 12, 2013
| 10:28 AM
Consider this next time you’re sitting in traffic on the freeway: You’re in a zone where air pollution can be five to 10 times higher than in surrounding areas.
Even inside your vehicle, you’re probably breathing in pollutants...
| Oct 2, 2013
| 10:16 AM
Nearly one-fifth of the U.S. population lives near a high-volume road where pollution levels are typically elevated from vehicle exhaust, a new study says.
The analysis found 60 million people living within about one-third of a mile from a busy road. In...
| 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...
| 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 17, 2013
| 2:00 PM
It’s official: Breathing dirty air causes lung cancer.
The World Health Organization on Thursday declared air pollution a human carcinogen like tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic, calling it a leading cause of cancer deaths globally.
| 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 2, 2013
| 8:40 PM
Even after being forced to cut production last month because of high lead emissions, a Vernon battery recycler has continued to violate limits on releases of the potent neurotoxin, regulators said Wednesday.
A monitor on the north side of Exide...
| Oct 22, 2013
| 10:14 AM
BEIJING -- A large swath of northeastern China has been virtually paralyzed for two days by severe air pollution that forced airports and schools to close and drivers to turn on their headlights in the middle of the day.
| Oct 16, 2013
| 9:53 PM
The South Coast Air Quality Management District's top brass faced a frustrated crowd at a town hall meeting Wednesday, during which more than 100 South Los Angeles residents criticized the agency's inability to say whether fumes from an oil field are...
| Aug 26, 2013
| 8:53 AM
Join us at 9 a.m. when we talk with Times reporter Tony Barboza about the decision by air-quality regulators to begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors.
For the first time starting next year, the South Coast...