SoCal Smog Worsens For Second Straight Year Despite Emissions DeclineThe last time the region had more than 140 bad air days was in 2004, when there was more than twice as much smog-forming pollution.
VW Rocked By Emissions Scandal As Prosecutors Come CallingVolkswagen became the world's top-selling carmaker trumpeting the environmental friendliness, fuel efficiency and high performance of diesel-powered vehicles that met America's tough Clean Air laws.
Moreno Valley Considers Construction Of 40-Million Square-Foot Logistics FacilityFor the third consecutive night, the Moreno Valley City Council discussed a proposal to construct a "mega-warehouse".
Santa Monica Pier, Marina Del Rey Beaches Ranked Among Worst-Polluted In Calif.The view from the Santa Monica Pier may draw millions of tourists every year, but the beach itself is among the most polluted in California, according to a report released Wednesday.
State Of The Air Report: Southern California Tops List Of Most Polluted Air In The CountryFor the second year in a row, Southern California has topped the list for the most polluted air in the country, according to a new report released Wednesday.
UCLA Report: LA County Air, Groundwater Excessively PollutedA UCLA study released Tuesday found that while Los Angeles County’s air quality has gotten nominally better, the area’s groundwater and stormwater have excessive levels of pollution.
Exide Recycling Plant Ordered To Close Immediately Under Agreement With US Attorney The embattled Exide battery recycling plant in Vernon will immediately and permanently shut down in exchange for avoiding criminal charges.
Children In Southern California Breathing Easier, Study SaysSmog-covered mountains, gritty sidewalks, smelly fumes from traffic-choked freeways. Los Angeles was a tough place to breathe several decades ago but a study shows how much that has changed, especially for the region's youngest residents.
USGS: More Data Needed To Assess Any Fracking-Pollution LinkA new study by the U.S. Geological Survey says more data is needed to be able to say for sure if a link exists between unconventional oil and gas development and degraded water quality.
Stevenson Ranch Residents Fight Deep-Well Injection Sewage PlanLocal water experts have a plan to address chloride discharge from sewage plants in Stevenson Ranch, involving a deep-well injection system.
Uncovered: Battery Facility Trucks Leaked Toxic Waste On Calif. Roads For 25 YearsOne of California's most powerful lawmakers is demanding action after documents were uncovered detailing trucks leaving toxic waste on Southern California freeways.
Pioneering Researcher Behind State's Clean-Air Regulations DiesJames Pitts, a pioneering smog researcher whose work spurred California's ground-breaking clean-air regulations, has died. He was 93.