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‘Trying to breathe’—as CA toasts environmental win, pollution still plagues

Published: 
Thu, 07/27/2017 - 10:17am

Growing up with 12 people packed into a two-bedroom apartment in Wilmington, Magali Sanchez-Hall rarely left the bubble of her south Los Angeles neighborhood.

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New York City’s Environment Program Will Focus on Income Inequality

Published: 
Fri, 05/08/2015 (All day)

In his most sweeping bid yet to apply a focus on income inequality across the municipal spectrum, Mayor Bill de Blasio of New York on Wednesday will introduce a reimagined take on the city’s ambitious environmental program, PlaNYC.

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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.

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Southland air regulators seek to hold ports to pollution targets

Published: 
Mon, 04/21/2014 - 10:55am

Air quality regulators, embarking on a bold new strategy to reduce smog in Southern California, want to hold the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach responsible for their pledges to cut pollution from thousands of trucks, ships and trains carrying goods to and from the nation's largest port complex.

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Borrowed Time on Disappearing Land

Published: 
Fri, 03/28/2014 - 11:59am
Category: 
Water

When a powerful storm destroyed her riverside home in 2009, Jahanara Khatun lost more than the modest roof over her head. In the aftermath, her husband died and she became so destitute that she sold her son and daughter into bonded servitude. And she may lose yet more.