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California Air Pollution

Spike In California Air Pollution Brings Reminder Of Bad Old Days

Reuters | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green

By Sharon Bernstein KINGS COUNTY, Calif., March 27 (Reuters) - The brown haze over California's San Joaquin Valley breadbasket on some...

Chevron Says California's Carbon Rules Will Make Gas Too Expensive

Reuters | Posted 05.13.2014 | Green

By Ernest Scheyder NEW YORK, March 12 (Reuters) - Pending California carbon regulations could make it too expensive to operate refiner...

Mother Earth Wants You To Drive 55: Could Highway Limits Reduce Pollution?

Aaron Sankin | Posted 04.27.2012 | San Francisco

California state law requires that the Bay Area reduce its overall level of air pollution 15 percent by 2035. Precisely how local officials are going ...

Report Reveals Blue Skies For California

2011-03-16-Screenshot20110316at9.39.25AM.jpeg | Posted 06.20.2012 | Los Angeles

This story comes courtes of California Watch. By Bernice Yeung California air pollution reached unhealthy levels less often in 2011 than a decad...

A Better Path To Clean Energy?

| Susanne Rust | Posted 09.10.2011 | San Francisco

This story comes to us courtesy of California Watch. By Susanne Rust As governments try to figure out the best way to get carbon polluters to in...

AB 32 Opponents Vulnerable on Pollution's Health Hazards

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jonathan Kim

Opponents of legislation that seeks to reduce greenhouse gases in California to 1990 levels by 2020 are asking us to put short-term economic interests ahead of people's health and safety.

Study: Living Near Freeways Sharply Increases Health Risks | Margot Roosevelt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Los Angeles residents living near freeways experience a hardening of the arteries that leads to heart disease and strokes at twice the rate of those w...

Breast Cancer Risk and the Dirty Air We Breathe

Frances Beinecke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Frances Beinecke

There are also over 200 chemicals in air pollution -- called PAHs -- that may also lead to cancer, including cancer of the breast.

What Dangerous Particles Did LA Residents Breathe During The Fires?

LA Times | Bettina Boxall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Los Angeles times reports on some Californians' worst fears -- that the wildfires put something bad in the air: It was full of tiny particles -- ...

White House Nixed California's Tougher Air Quality Standards

McClatchy Newspapers | Renee Schoof | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Environmental Protection Agency told the Bush administration that by law California should be able to set air-quality standards that were tougher ...