LA air quality

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The Fourth of July brings some of the year's worst air pollution. You can thank fireworks

Published: 
Thu, 07/05/2018 - 1:10pm

Americans’ fervor for Fourth of July fireworks has some unfortunate side effects.

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LA Areas With the Dirtiest Air

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Mon, 06/18/2018 - 1:45pm


Los Angeles consistently ranks among the cities with the worst air pollution. But how does the air quality vary from neighborhood to neighborhood?

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Southern California air quality officials will craft rules governing warehouse, rail yard pollution

Published: 
Tue, 05/08/2018 - 3:29pm

Southern California air quality officials voted Friday to craft rules governing warehouses, distribution centers and rail yards in a controversial bid to combat transportation emissions in the nation's smoggiest region.

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Questions remain as Gov. Brown signs legislation to address neighborhood-level air pollution

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Wed, 07/26/2017 - 10:14am

Gov. Jerry Brown on Wednesday signed legislation aimed at improving air quality in disadvantaged communities, a key step in shifting the debate over how the state fights climate change and an issue that has tested the influence of environmental justice advocates.

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Port of L.A. helped pay for cleaner China Shipping vessels--which later stopped docking in L.A.

Published: 
Wed, 03/30/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Chemicals

The Port of Los Angeles paid a Chinese government-owned shipping company $5 million in 2005 to equip cargo vessels to plug into electric shore power while at dock to keep their massive diesel engines from polluting neighborhoods near the harbor.