air pollution

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Southern California regulators have a chance to rein in freight pollution. Will they take it?

Published: 
Thu, 04/05/2018 - 7:21pm

Over and over in their decades-long war on smog, Southern California regulators have failed to use a powerful tool against ports, warehouses and other freight and logistics hubs that are magnets for air pollution.

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Regulators warned against housing near freeways due to health risks. Now they're warming to it

Published: 
Wed, 12/27/2017 (All day)

Twelve years ago, California air quality officials delivered a warning to cities and counties: Avoid putting new homes in high-pollution zones within 500 feet of freeways.

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Trump’s EPA wants to ignore science and put more dirty trucks back on the road

Published: 
Wed, 12/06/2017 (All day)

Diesel exhaust fumes are the most foul tailpipe emissions on the road, as anyone stuck in traffic behind an aging bus or 18-wheeler can attest.

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Bike, Car or Train: Which Commute Has the Worst Air Pollution?

Published: 
Mon, 11/20/2017 (All day)

The traffic in the Bay Area regularly ranks among the nation’s worst — and sitting in traffic isn’t just irritating; there’s some downright unhealthy stuff in that air you’re breathing.

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L.A., Long Beach ports adopt plan to slash air pollution and go zero-emissions

Published: 
Thu, 11/02/2017 (All day)

The nation’s largest port complex approved a plan Thursday to slash air pollution by encouraging the phase-out of diesel trucks in favor of natural gas and, ultimately, zero-emissions trucks and cargo-handling equipment over the next two decades.