One of California’s most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.
James Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California’s ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.
The states represent about 23 percent of the U.S. auto market.
Residents near Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) are exposed to the same amount of toxic chemicals in the air as is found in hundreds of miles of freeway traffic, researchers said Thursday.
Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bay’s 24th annual Beach Report Card.
Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.
Researchers say pregnant women living near freeways or other places with high concentrations of air pollution may be at greater risk of delivering a baby with a smaller head.
A new study shows that cooking with a gas stove could be contributing to “indoor” air pollution.
Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.
A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.
It’s a common sight on the nation’s beaches: among the sand, sea foam and gnarled kelp lay plastic bottles, bags and other garbage.
Preliminary testing released Wednesday by regional air quality officials found that smoke from the beach bonfires that dot the Southern California coastline pollutes the air in nearby neighborhoods and on the beaches themselves.
An environmental advocacy group threatened to file a lawsuit Thursday following a City Council vote to approve a new rail yard for the Port of Los Angeles.
Parts of California are well known for their pollution, and a recent study is helping to pinpoint the most severe contributors.
A typical homeowner would pay about $4.50 per month, but the actual amount paid would be determined by the amount of runoff their parcel generates.