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Justices Back Rule Limiting Coal Pollution

Published: 
Thu, 05/01/2014 - 9:49pm
Category: 
Energy

In a major victory for the Obama administration, the Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld the authority of the Environmental Protection Agency to regulate the smog from coal plants that drifts across state lines from 28 Midwestern and Appalachian states to the East Coast.

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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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In Parched California, Town Taps Run Nearly Dry

Published: 
Sun, 03/09/2014 - 1:08pm
Category: 
Water

People in this mountain town straddling the San Andreas Fault are used to scrapping for water. The lake for which it is named went dry 40 years ago.

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Severe Drought Has U.S. West Fearing Worst

Published: 
Tue, 02/04/2014 - 9:25pm
Category: 
Water

The punishing drought that has swept California is now threatening the state’s drinking water supply.

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Beijing’s Bad Air Would Be Step Up for Smoggy Delhi

Published: 
Mon, 01/27/2014 - 8:22pm
Category: 
Chemicals

In mid-January, air pollution in Beijing was so bad that the government issued urgent health warnings and closed four major highways, prompting the panicked buying of air filters and donning of face masks.