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Children In Southern California Breathing Easier, Study Says

Smog-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.


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Hot October Drives Up SoCal Smog Levels

Hot, stagnant weather caused smog levels to jump in Southern California this year.


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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.


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Report: SoCal Tops List For Worst Air Pollution In U.S.

Southern California is back at the top of the list for having the worst air pollution in the country.

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Air Quality Monitors To Be Installed To Measure Vehicle Pollution On SoCal Freeways

Federal regulators will begin testing pollution levels in the air near freeways in Southern California and across the nation next year.


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Supreme Court Strikes Down ‘Clean Trucks’ Program At Port Of LA

The Supreme Court has overturned part of the anti-smog program at the Port of Los Angeles.


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Study: Los Angeles Smog Pollution On The Decline

Los Angeles skies are less smoggy, a sign that emission-control strategies are working, new research has found.

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Californians Offered Chance To Swap Out Fume-Generating Lawn Mowers

For the 10th year, the Southern California smog regulatory agency is accepting applications from lawn mower owners to swap their fume-generating gas machines for subsidized and quiet, clean electrical mowers.


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EPA Sued Over Los Angeles Smog

A federal lawsuit says the Environmental Protection Agency failed to force officials to crack down on Los Angeles smog.


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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.


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Los Angeles Named Third ‘Dirtiest’ City In America

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Can clean be overrated? America’s dirtiest cities happen to include some very popular tourist destinations. According to an annual survey in Travel + Leisure magazine, Los Angeles has been dubbed the […]

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Lawsuit Forces Home Depot To Halt Sales Of Alleged Pollutant Paints

One of the top do-it-yourself outlets in the U.S. faces a lawsuit for selling products that regulators say could damage the environment.


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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.


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Anti-Smog Agency Allows Companies To Pollute By Purchasing Credit

Southern California’s anti-smog agency overwhelmingly approved a controversial plan that would allow companies to pollute by purchasing emission credit.

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Southern California Air Board Approves Pollution Program

Southern California’s anti-smog agency overwhelmingly approved a controversial plan that would allow companies to pollute by purchasing emission credits.