air quality

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The war on Southern California smog is slipping. Fixing it is a $14-billion problem

Published: 
Mon, 07/01/2019 - 6:38pm

The war on smog has been called one of America’s greatest environmental successes. Decades of emissions-cutting regulations under a bipartisan law — the 1970 Clean Air Act — have eased the choking pollution that once shrouded U.S. cities. Cleaner air has saved lives and strengthened the lungs of Los Angeles children.

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

Published: 
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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California's climate change regulator will keep its leadership through 2020

Published: 
Mon, 07/30/2018 - 10:29am

Gov. Jerry Brown will keep his imprint on the state’s powerful climate change agency beyond his time in office following an agency vote Thursday.

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Southern California regulators have a chance to rein in freight pollution. Will they take it?

Published: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:21pm

Over and over in their decades-long war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

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Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they're warming to it

Published: 
Wed, 12/27/2017 (All day)

Twelve years ago, California air quality officials delivered a warning to cities and counties: Avoid putting new homes in high-pollution zones within 500 feet of freeways.