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The San Onofre and Diablo Canyon nuclear power plants. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)

Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury Limits

The Supreme Court’s conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration’s first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.


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No-Burn Alert Takes Effect Monday For Parts Of SoCal

Officials are issuing a no-burn alert Monday for residents in greater Los Angeles, Orange County and the Inland Empire.


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No-Burn Alert Issued For Southern California

Southern California air quality regulators are issuing a no-burn alert for Monday, advising residents not to burn wood or fire logs because of excessive air pollution.


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Study: Southern California’s Air Quality Getting Healthier

The cancer risk from air pollution in Southern California has dropped by more than 50 percent since 2005, according a study released Thursday by the South Coast Air Quality Management District.


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Pioneering Researcher Behind State’s Clean-Air Regulations Dies

James Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California’s ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.



Fight Skin Aging Due To Air Pollution With Clarisonic

Air pollution is not only bad for your health, it also makes you look older!

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/21/2014

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Report: SoCal Tops List For Worst Air Pollution In U.S.

Southern California is back at the top of the list for having the worst air pollution in the country.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/30/2014


Drought Pushing More Air Pollution Into Southern California As No-Burn Alerts Triple

Southern California has seen 16 no-burn alerts this winter – compared to five last year – with the hardest hit areas in the San Joaquin Valley.

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California EPA Study Reveals Most Polluted Cities

Parts of California are well known for their pollution, and a recent study is helping to pinpoint the most severe contributors.


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UCLA Researchers Find Potential Link Between Air Pollution And Childhood Cancer

UCLA researchers have found a possible link between auto pollution exposure and several childhood cancers, officials at the university’s Fielding School of Public Health said Tuesday.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/09/2013

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USC Researchers Link Autism With Breathing Air Pollution

USC researchers say they have evidence that links autism with breathing air pollution.


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Pollution Experts Say Carmageddon II Will Help Clear The Air

That deep breath you take this weekend? Thank Carmageddon II.


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Study: Air Pollution From Burger Joints Worse Than Trucks

A UC Riverside study found that commercially cooked hamburgers cause more air pollution than diesel trucks.

CBS2 / KCAL9–09/18/2012

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Study: Cleaner Cars Helping To Reduce LA Pollution

The Los Angeles area still has some of the nation’s dirtiest air, but a study released Thursday concluded cars are belching far fewer pollution-causing fumes.

CBS2 / KCAL9–08/09/2012

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You Thought LA Was Bad? Residents In This Town Say The Air Makes Them Nauseous

It’s the Mecca everyone wants to make a pilgrimage away from.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/03/2011