SMOG

Smog, Smoke In Region Prompt 'Spare The Air' For Peninsula

Unhealthy levels of smoke and smog, otherwise known as ozone, can cause breathing issues and other health problems.<p>SAN MATEO COUNTY, CA — Because of …

Pollution

Tell the Trump administration to stop its rollback of the clean car standards!

The Trump administration's latest move will mean more toxic smog in our air and more pain at the pump.

Trump Administration

How to Protect Your Children From Wildfire Smoke

By Cecilia Sierra-Heredia<p>We're very careful about what our kids eat, but what about the air they breathe?<p>During recent summers, children living on …

Wildfires

The Key to Trump's Climate Reversal? New Math

The Trump administration's attempt to reverse Barack Obama's most sweeping climate regulation rests on a legally risky strategy — redoing the …

Trump Administration

Smog that’s erasing Vancouver’s skyline also causing health concerns

The typical weekly routine for Margaret Birrell, an active 75-year-old, would include exercises at home, a daily brisk walk in her Vancouver …

Fraser Valley

China's Hebei province vows 15 percent cut in smog by 2020

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The northern Chinese province of Hebei will cut smog by a further 15 percent by 2020 and aims to make almost half its groundwater supplies safe for human use by the end of the decade, according to a policy document released late on Tuesday.<p>FILE PHOTO: Smoke rises from a chimney …

China

Smog finally catches up to San Antonio

The only surprise that Bexar County’s air no longer meets the federal ozone standard is that it took so long to become official.<p>San Antonio’s ozone levels have been above the 2015 federal ozone standard of 70 parts per billion, but the Environmental Protection Agency delayed in making that …

San Antonio

Subscriber Only: Fintan O'Toole: Some countries have a haze of smog – we have a haze of smug

Our climate cheques are bouncing but we still think we are an exceptional people<p>Ireland may not be the best little country in the world. But it is …

EPA

West Michigan's coal-fired power plant targeted in EPA smog lawsuit

"Just because there's pollution coming from across the lake doesn't mean you can ignore the in-state sources," an attorney for Sierra Club said.

West Michigan

Fight Trump’s smog-loving evil mandate

That smoke choking we who breathe Southern California air all this past week, even those of us far from the Holy fire?Yeah, it’s been nasty.And as a …

Southern California

Relaxed Fuel Standards Could Jeopardize Arizona's Air Quality

The Trump administration’s plan to roll back federal car standards promises to be a major fight with California and other liberal states. But it’s …

Science

China's coal hub Shanxi plans voluntary winter smog curbs to 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s major coal mining hub, Shanxi province, plans to curb industrial manufacturing output voluntarily during the next three winters as part of its 2018-2020 anti-pollution crackdown.<p>FILE PHOTO: A car drives on a village road in smog on a polluted day in Qingxu, China's …

China

Smoke Prompts 5th 'Spare The Air' Alert For Bay Area

Smoke from wildfires and smog from vehicles prompted air district officials to issue a "Spare the Air" alert for Wednesday in the Bay Area.<p>BAY AREA, …

Roads

Pure Project Brewing, Topa Topa Brewing and Smog City Brewing Collaborate on Brut for the Planet IPA

<b>SAN DIEGO</b> — Pure Project Brewing teamed up with fellow California 1% for the Planet Members, Topa Topa Brewing Co. and Smog City Brewing Co. to brew …

Beer

Solar Geoengineering [image]

Solar Geoengineering (image)<p>University of California - Berkeley<p><b>Disclaimer:</b> AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases …

UC Berkeley

Smoke but no fire as Tsing Yi MTR evacuated

About 100 commuters had to be evacuated from Tsing Yi MTR Station when smoke filled two levels, including the platform yesterday evening.<p>At about …

News (Hong Kong)

Smog may be a problem on last day of the heatwave, RIVM warns

Traffic is a major source of inner city pollution. Photo: Depositphotos.com<p>People who are sensitive to polluted air are being advised to stay indoors …

Pollution

Head of California Air Resources Board Takes to Twitter to Teach the History of Smog

Note: GJEL Accident Attorneys regularly sponsors coverage on Streetsblog San Francisco and Streetsblog California. Unless noted in the story, GJEL …

California Air Resources Board

Lawsuits seek reversal of smog break for Wisconsin Foxconn plant, Indiana steel mills

Two lawsuits filed Thursday urge a federal appeals court to force southeast Wisconsin and northwest Indiana to comply with the latest limits on lung-damaging smog, targeting a Trump administration rollback intended to benefit Foxconn Technology Group and a handful of other big industrial …

Chicago

Trump EPA Will Maintain Obama-Era Smog Rule

Trump's U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) said Wednesday that it would defend an Obama-era smog rule from a lawsuit brought in part by …

Pesticides

China prepares winter smog curbs to improve toxic air

BEIJING (Reuters) - China is considering measures to curb pollution in its smog prone Beijing-Tianjin-Hebei region and nearby areas during the upcoming winter season as the government ramps up its push to improve air quality, a draft plan showed on Thursday.<p>That would be the second year Beijing has …

China

Overnight Energy: Trump EPA to defend Obama smog rule | Wheeler gets warmer welcome before Senate | Animal rights groups sue Interior over pro-hunting council

<b>TRUMP EPA TO KEEP OBAMA SMOG RULE:</b> The Trump administration has decided to keep the Obama administration's controversial 2015 smog regulation and …

Pesticides

Greenpeace’s Thought-Provoking Ads Question Mankind’s Impact On The World

Last week you saw Greenpeace’s powerful, hard-hitting print campaign that urges you to rethink your use of plastic.<br>This time, the NGO has partnered …

Pollution

Smog Pollution Standards Maintained - But Clean Air Still in Jeopardy

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Acting Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Andrew Wheeler announced today that he would not revise or repeal the …

Pesticides

EPA touts reduced air pollution, but impact of wildfires felt nationally

All six types of harmful air pollutants tracked by the Environmental Protection Agency have declined since the agency was founded in 1970, but some …

Wildfires

Mexico City's first woman mayor wants car firms' help to end smog

© Reuters. Mexico City's first woman mayor wants car firms' help to end smog<p>By Frank Jack Daniel and Diego Oré<p>MEXICO CITY, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Mexico …

Mexico City

Heat warnings called off across Metro Vancouver

There's good news for anyone who has been losing sleep from the hot weather that’s been baking Metro Vancouver in recent days.<p>Cooling temperatures …

Western Canada

Environmental group sues over Wisconsin smog regulations

An environmental group has filed a federal lawsuit challenging new federal smog regulations in Wisconsin.

Lake Michigan

Smoke-filled air and smog prompt air quality advisories across British Columbia

VANCOUVER — A blood orange sun rose over much of British Columbia on Monday, a warning of high levels of smoky particulate and elevated ground-level …

Halifax

Metro Vancouver expands air quality advisory to include fine particulate matter in addition to smog

If you're noticing poorer air quality these days in Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley, you're not alone.<p>This afternoon, Metro Vancouver said it's …

Western Canada