Pollution

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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

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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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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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Alliance Claims Magic Mountain Pollutes River With Cleaning Practices

Local environmental groups have issued a stunning accusation against Six Flags Magic Mountain, claiming that the popular theme park is polluting the Santa Clara River.

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New Pollution Elimination Plan Aims To Reduce Beach Closures

Federal and local officials say they’re introducing a strict new pollution plan to eliminate beach closures and reduce trash and toxic chemicals in 175 Los Angeles-area waterways.

03/28/2012

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Study: Californians Had Summer Of Clean Beaches

California beachgoers enjoyed another summer of clean water, according to an annual study released Tuesday.

09/27/2011

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Study: LA Subway Air Up To Twice As Dirty As Light Rail System

A new study shows commuters on the Red Line subway may be exposed to up to twice as many hazardous air pollutants as commuters on the Gold Line light rail system.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–07/28/2011

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KFWB On Your Corner: Cutting Down On Pollution

(KFWB 980) — Long Beach needs to reduce smog. Phil Hulett spoke with Sam Atwood, the spokesman for the South Coast Air Quality Management District.

06/24/2011

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Some Gains, But SoCal Still Tops List For Worst Air Quality

The American Lung Association’s annual “State of the Air Report” shows the Los Angeles-Long Beach-Riverside region is the most polluted area for ozone levels in the U.S.

04/27/2011

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SeaWorld San Diego Plans To Stop Using Plastic Bags

SeaWorld San Diego plans to stop giving out plastic bags at the park’s gift stores beginning June 18.

04/23/2011

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USC Researchers Say Pollution May Be Harming Our Brains

New research suggests that polution in Southern California may be harming our brains.

04/07/2011

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Take The Mayor’s Challenge: Clean Water Pledge

The Mayor’s Challenge encourages cities to register residents for an online water conservation pledge.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/31/2011

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