Salton Sea 'Rotten Egg' Smell Triggers Coachella Valley Odor AdvisoryAn odor advisory was issued for the Coachella Valley on Sunday as elevated levels of hydrogen sulfide gas made the Salton Sea stink of rotten eggs.
Cooking Fire Blamed For 1,000-Acre Prado Dam Blaze As Evacuations Are LiftedHelpful weather overnight assisted firefighters who battled a blaze near the Prado Dam overnight Saturday into Sunday.
Residents Call For Permanent Shutdown Of Exide Plant At AQMD MeetingHundreds of protesters were on hand for a meeting Friday to demand the shutdown of a battery recycling plant blamed for contaminating a Boyle Heights neighborhood with lead.
No-Burn Alert Issued For Southern CaliforniaA ban on burning wood was issued Monday for the South Coast Air Basin, which includes the greater Los Angeles area, Orange County and the Inland Empire.
Regional Wood-Burning Ban Issued For MondayResidents throughout much of the Southland will not be allowed to burn wood, nor manufactured fire logs, on Monday under an order issued Sunday afternoon by they South Coast Air Quality Management District.
Vernon Recycling Plant Could Reopen With Tougher Pollution StandardsOfficials with a Vernon battery recycling plant have agreed to implement tough new pollution control standards after elevated lead levels were found in the soil at dozens of nearby homes.
EPA Claims Exide Battery Recycling Plant Has Repeatedly Violated Lead Emission StandardsOfficials announced Thursday that the Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon has emitted risky levels of lead into the air, violating federal limits and endangering nearby residents' health.
State Regulators Demand OC Metal Plant Make Major Changes Or Shut DownThe South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) issued notices to the County saying -- Hixson poses an "unacceptably high" cancer risk to its neighbors.
Air Quality Inspectors Blame Foul Odor On Santa Fe Springs CompanyAir quality inspectors were investigating complaints of a foul odor Monday in Santa Fe Springs.
Residents Demand Closure Of Vernon Battery Recycling Plant In Heated Town Hall MeetingResidents at a town hall meeting Tuesday called for the closure of a controversial battery recycling plant that state agencies charge has spread hazardous pollution into the air and groundwater.
Air Quality Monitors To Be Installed To Measure Vehicle Pollution On SoCal FreewaysFederal regulators will begin testing pollution levels in the air near freeways in Southern California and across the nation next year.
AQMD Approves Restrictions On Fire RingsThe South Coast Air Quality Management District Friday approved a plan to allow fire pits along Southland beaches, although certain restrictions will be in effect.