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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

Published: 
Wed, 06/24/2015 (All day)

The Obama administration on Friday proposed tough new standards to reduce pollution from carbon-emitting trucks and vans, the latest move by President Barack Obama to address global warming.

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China seeks to fight smog by brainstorm: All ideas welcome

Published: 
Mon, 09/22/2014 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

The city of Wuhan is considering building skyscrapers coated with a high-tech substance that can "eat" air pollutants. An artist is offering to suck particulates out of Beijing's dirty skies using a giant vacuum-cleaner-type device and sell jewelry made with the collected contaminants.

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Study shows how to power California with wind, water and sun

Published: 
Thu, 07/31/2014 - 10:13am
Category: 
Energy

Imagine a smog-free Los Angeles, where electric cars ply silent freeways, solar panels blanket rooftops and power plants run on heat from beneath the earth, from howling winds and from the blazing desert sun.

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Climate change could worsen ozone levels across the U.S., study says

Published: 
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 2:43pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Smog could worsen across the United States in the coming decades as climate change boosts summer temperatures and makes ozone levels more difficult to control, a new study says.

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New map could refocus state's pollution battles

Published: 
Wed, 04/23/2014 - 9:52pm
Category: 
Chemicals

The California Environmental Protection Agency has released a statewide list of census tracts most burdened by pollution, providing a first-of-its-kind ranking certain to pressure regulators to clean up neighborhoods with long-standing health risks.