air quality

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Regulators move to shut down battery recycling plant

Published: 
Wed, 10/23/2013 - 8:29pm
Category: 
Chemicals

Regional air pollution regulators moved Friday to shut down Exide Technologies' troubled battery recycling plant in Vernon, citing public health risks from its repeated emissions of lead and arsenic.

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Top 10 Cities Leading in Urban Sustainability

Published: 
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 8:25am

Cities have leapt ahead of slow-moving bureaucratic national governments to create more sustainable living environments.

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Life in a Toxic Country

Published: 
Mon, 08/05/2013 - 10:57pm
Category: 
Chemicals

I recently found myself hauling a bag filled with 12 boxes of milk powder and a cardboard container with two sets of air filters through San Francisco International Airport.

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Don't dilute CEQA, improve it

Published: 
Fri, 05/24/2013 - 9:16pm
Category: 
Water

I remember life before the California Environmental Quality Act, or CEQA. I grew up in Altadena and Pasadena during the late 1930s and '40s. All too often I awoke to thick smog and air quality warnings. 

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New Book Tackles China and its Environmental Exports

Published: 
Fri, 03/15/2013 - 2:02pm
Category: 
None

The rapid degradation of the environment in China has become a central topic of discussion this year.