air pollution

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From "Smogtown" to a model for the world?

Published: 
Wed, 11/04/2015 (All day)

The smell of smog makes me nostalgic. My Proustian madeleine moment is walking down the jet stairs to the tarmac at the Burbank airport on a warm day. That particular whiff of ozone and automobile exhaust combined with vaguely sweet overtones of citrus, chaparral, and hot asphalt gets me every time. I'm a kid again in the 1960s or 1970s, visiting my grandparents in Pasadena, when you couldn't see the San Gabriel Mountains from Vroman's Bookstore, which my grandfather owned and ran with his cousins.

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New federal EPA smog standard angers both sides of the issue

Published: 
Tue, 10/06/2015 (All day)

The U.S Environmental Protection Agency adopted a stricter smog limit Thursday that will force states to reduce emissions over the next decade, improving respiratory health for millions of people through pollution controls that will cost industry billions of dollars.

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Supreme Court blocks air pollution rules for power plants

Published: 
Mon, 06/29/2015 (All day)

The Supreme Court has blocked Obama administration rules designed to sharply limit the hazardous air pollutants that spew from the nation's power plants.

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EPA proposes tougher mileage standards for trucks

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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.