| 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...
| 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...
| Sep 6, 2013
| 12:42 AM
Smog clouds the view on Broadway, looking south from 1st Street....
| Aug 2, 2013
| 12:12 AM
The towers of Century City peek through the murk at 4:15 p.m. in aerial photo looking toward the northwest....
| Aug 14, 2013
| 12:22 AM
Sera Segal-Alsberg, wears mask designed to filter out airborne particles during Los Angeles smog alert....
| Aug 5, 2013
| 8:35 PM
After receiving more than 330 complaints about a foul odor wafting across Santa Fe Springs last week, air quality officials said Monday they had pinpointed the smell to increases in the amount of hydrogen sulfide in the air.
"Hydrogen sulfide does...
| Sep 9, 2013
| 3:45 PM
A UC San Diego chemistry center has won $20 million from the National Science Foundation to continue pioneering research on the effects of tiny atmospheric particles on climate.
The award, announced Monday, follows a much smaller NSF grant that helped...
| 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...
| Aug 25, 2013
| 6:39 PM
Air quality regulators will begin monitoring pollution levels near major Southern California traffic corridors next year, for the first time providing data important to nearly 1 million Southern Californians who are at greater risk of respiratory...
| Sep 5, 2013
| 5:08 PM
The world’s largest cruise ship company has agreed to use air pollution control equipment to clean exhaust from the giant diesel engines that power its vessels.
Carnival Corp. will install scrubbers to cut sulfur oxide emissions and filters to...