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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. 

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China’s Plan to Curb Air Pollution Sets Limits on Coal Use and Vehicles

Published: 
Fri, 09/13/2013 - 8:14am
Category: 
Energy

The Chinese government announced an ambitious plan on Thursday to curb air pollution across the nation, including setting some limits on burning coal and taking high-polluting vehicles off the roads to ensure a drop in the concentration of particulate matter in cities.