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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.

06/19/2014

Traffic Congestion Costs Motorists Extra 38 Hrs A Week And Hundreds Of Dollars

California Among 8 States Pledging To Put 3.3 Million Zero Emissions Cars On Roads By 2025

The states represent about 23 percent of the U.S. auto market.

05/29/2014

Researchers say particle emissions near LAX are  10 times higher than in other parts of LA. (Photo courtesy American Chemical Society)

Study: Air Pollution From LAX Affects Residents Up To 10 Miles Away

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.

05/29/2014

Santa Monica Beach (credit: Jesse Grant/Getty Images)

Heal The Bay: LA County Beaches Lead State In Poor Water Quality

Los Angeles County beaches lead the state in poor water quality, according to Heal the Bay’s 24th annual Beach Report Card.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/22/2014

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Officials Rally At Vernon Recycling Plant Urging Action To Address Chronic Polluters

Community members and elected officials from across Los Angeles and Riverside held a rally Monday calling for statewide action to address chronic polluters.

CBS2 / KCAL9–04/14/2014

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Study: Prenatal Exposure To Air Pollution May Reduce Newborns’ Skull Size

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.

02/19/2014

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Cooking With Gas Stove May Contribute To Indoor Pollution, Study Says

A new study shows that cooking with a gas stove could be contributing to “indoor” air pollution.

CBS2 / KCAL9–11/07/2013

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Local Officials Call For ‘Immediate Accountability’ For Vernon Recycling Plant

Elected officials from several SoCal cities rallied Friday to demand “immediate accountability” for a Vernon battery manufacturer accused of polluting local neighborhoods.

10/11/2013

The Exide Technologies plant has been closed since March. (credit: CBS)

Plant Allowed To Reopen Following Allegedly Unsafe Arsenic Emissions

A battery recycling business in Vernon has reopened after state officials shut it down for allegedly emitting unsafe levels of arsenic.

06/17/2013

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Bill Aims To Reduce Plastic Pollution Along Calif. Coast By 95 Percent

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.

CBS Los Angeles–05/24/2013

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Tests Show SoCal Beach Bonfires Hurt Air Quality

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.

CBS2 / KCAL9–05/15/2013

(Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Environmental Group Threatens Lawsuit After City Council OKs Rail Yard

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.

05/09/2013

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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.

04/23/2013

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LA County Backs Off Proposed Fee To Clean Up Water Pollution

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.

03/12/2013

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Critics Warn Of Increased Pollution If Rail Yard Built Near Port Of LA

A vote by port officials Thursday could clear the way for a $500 million railway project at the Port of Los Angeles.

03/07/2013

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