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Northern California fire brings worst air quality in the world to residents hundreds of miles away

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Sun, 11/18/2018 - 2:51pm

Smoke from the Camp fire — California’s deadliest wildfire in recorded history — has poured into communities hundreds of miles away, filling the sky with dangerous particles, grayish hues and a bitter odor. The smoke has also dropped temperatures as much as 10 degrees because the haze is blotting out the sun.

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87 days of smog: Southern California just saw its longest streak of bad air in decades

Published: 
Fri, 09/21/2018 - 11:22am

Southern Californians might remember the summer of 2018 for its sweltering heat waves, record ocean temperatures and destructive wildfires. But it also claimed another distinction: the summer we went nearly three months without a day of clean air.

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California hit its climate goal early — but its biggest source of pollution keeps rising

Published: 
Wed, 07/25/2018 - 11:35am

California hit its target to reduce greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels four years early, a milestone regulators and environmentalists are cheering as more proof that you can cut pollution while growing the economy.

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Happy 75 Years Of Smog, LA. We Don't Wear Gas Masks Anymore But The Air Is Still Terrible

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Thu, 07/12/2018 - 4:29pm

In Los Angeles, smog is a given and most of us know its primary source is cars and trucks. But the story of how our infamous smog came to be is as thick and convoluted as the smog itself.

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The Fourth of July brings some of the year's worst air pollution. You can thank fireworks

Published: 
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:10pm

Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.