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Air Pollution

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  • No-burn alert in effect in areas of Orange and Los Angeles counties

     
    People in certain areas of Los Angeles and Orange counties are being advised not to burn wood or fire logs in indoor or outdoor fireplaces as part of a no-burn alert in effect until midnight Wednesday. The area stretches from......
  • Face masks popular as Beijing air quality stays at hazardous levels

     
    Beijing warned the city's 20 million people to prepare for at least another day of smog, and officials closed some factories and ordered government cars off the road as pollution remained at hazardous levels. Visibility was reduced to a few hundred...
  • Auto shredder to pay $2.9 million to settle toxic waste case

     
    A judge has accepted the agreement, eresolving complaints that SA Recycling and Simms Metal Waste violated hazardous waste and air pollution laws by continuing operations after its air pollution control system was damaged by the explosion....
  • 'MythBusters' asks: Are motorcycles greener than cars?

     
    "MythBusters" sets out to determine whether motorcycles are better for the environment than cars. Wednesday's season opener of the Discovery Channel show "MythBusters" select three motorcycles and three cars and puts them through tests to see if...
  • Van catches fire during smog check; business damaged

     
    Van catches fire during smog check; business damaged...
  • Supreme Court rejects builders' challenge to pollution rule

     
    The U.S. Supreme Court today refused to review a case in which builders in the San Joaquin Valley sought to overthrow restrictions on greenhouse gas emissions associated with sprawl. The heavily agricultural San Joaquin Valley, along with the Los...
  • Climate change and health: How vulnerable is your city?

     
    As temperatures rise, so could the threats to your health. Climate experts predict average temperatures in California could rise between 4.7 to 10.5 degrees Fahrenheit by the end of this century, potentially worsening illnesses related to extreme heat and...
  • Green energy: California poll finds overwhelming support

     
    A new statewide survey of environment issues conducted by the Public Policy Institute of California found more residents favor climate change policy, want to cut greenhouse gas emissions and believe they are already experiencing the effects of global...
  • EPA Chief Lisa Jackson speaks at NAACP convention in Los Angeles

     
    U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Lisa Jackson spoke to the NAACP National Convention at the Los Angeles Convention Center on Sunday about the impact of pollution on minority communities, an issue that will be also be explored during a...
  • Latino groups push Obama on ozone standards

     
    On the heels of a scathing critique by former Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt on Wednesday, President Obama faced pressure from a burgeoning environmental justice coalition demanding stronger action on ozone, a component of smog, in predominantly...
  • San Bernardino rail yard communities targeted for health study

     
    “This is an opportunity to finally gauge the nature and extent of the problem,’’ San Bernardino Mayor Patrick Morris said....