Environmental groups threaten lawsuit over air quality

Enviroment 01/03/19, 17:38

A coalition of environmental groups filed a notice of intent to sue on Thursday, warning the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency it must hold Utah and Arizona accountable for missing deadlines to submit plans to clean up air pollution.The announcement came just as a new layer of dirty air settled in ...

Indian firefighters battle air pollution in New Delhi

Health 12/27/18, 00:46

Indian authorities have ordered firefighters in the capital to sprinkle water from high-rise buildings to settle dust and stop garbage fires and have banned construction activity amid hazardous air quality affecting millions of people.New Delhi recorded one of the highest pollution levels of the year on Sunday with the air ...

Romanians protest poor air quality in congested Bucharest

Europe 12/12/18, 09:26

Dozens of Romanians have protested against poor air quality in the capital, which recently was ranked one of Europe's most traffic-congested cities.People walk wearing masks during an anti-pollution protest outside the city hall in Bucharest, Romania, Wednesday, Dec. (AP Photo/Vadim Ghirda)Demonstrators wore medical face masks as they protested outside City ...

Wildfire smoke is becoming a nationwide health threat

California 11/23/18, 03:21

The impacts of recent forest fires in California reach well beyond the burned areas. Smoke from the Camp Fire created hazardous air quality conditions in San Francisco, more than 170 miles to the southwest – but it didn’t stop there. Cross-country winds carried it across the United States, creating hazy conditions ...

Cal-Stanford Big Game postponed because of wildfire smoke

Sports 11/16/18, 16:25

The annual Big Game between Stanford and California that had been scheduled for Saturday has been postponed because of dangerous air quality resulting from a wildfire some 150 miles to the north.Cal announced Friday that the game would be played Dec. 1 with a noon kickoff at Memorial Stadium in ...

Northern California wildfires lead to sports cancellations

Sports 11/16/18, 00:58

Two men's basketball games in the Bay Area have been called off because of poor air quality from wildfires in Northern California and the status of the Big Game between Stanford and California is in doubt.Cal canceled its basketball game against Detroit Mercy on Thursday night because the Air Quality ...

State says permit for refinery near national park justified

U.S. 11/13/18, 14:04

North Dakota's Health Department did not improperly discount its own concerns about pollution from a proposed oil refinery near Theodore Roosevelt National Park when it permitted the project earlier this year, attorneys for the agency and for the developer argue.The department and Meridian Energy Group are asking a state judge ...

49ers, Raiders alter schedules due to smoke from wildfire

Sports 11/09/18, 20:06

The San Francisco 49ers shifted workout times Friday as smoke from a massive Northern California wildfire affected the air quality in the Bay Area.With the air quality rated at levels considered unhealthy, the 49ers worked out earlier so they could get off the field before conditions worsened.The team has been ...

Toxic smog cloaks Indian capital amid Diwali festivities

Health 11/08/18, 01:38

Toxic smog has shrouded the Indian capital as air quality plummeted to hazardous levels after tens of thousands of people set off a multitude of firecrackers to celebrate the major Hindu festival of Diwali.With schools closed for holidays, many young children stayed indoors to escape the pollution levels that shot ...

Europe’s air pollution still exceeds limits, must improve

Europe 10/29/18, 08:02

The European Union's environmental agency says air pollution is slowly improving across the continent but still exceeds the bloc's limits and guidelines from the U.N. health agency.The European Environment Agency on Monday issued its 2018 report on air quality and said emissions from road traffic, agriculture, energy production, industry and ...

Indian authorities brace for worst air pollution season

World 10/26/18, 02:48

With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities have braced Friday for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust.An Indian farmer is seen through smoke as he walks back after burning paddy ...

Volkswagen offers more incentives to unload old diesels

Business 10/18/18, 23:26

German automaker Volkswagen says it is offering more incentives to trade in older diesel models in an effort to improve air quality. The company said Thursday it would offer trade-in incentives for people who want to replace old diesels that met formerly looser emissions standards, and additional premiums for people who ...

Brown touts Oregon environmental legislation

Enviroment 10/03/18, 13:23

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown on Wednesday announced legislation that would maintain Oregon's water and air quality rules at the same level or higher than they were the day before President Donald Trump took office.Oregon Public Broadcasting reports that one of the goals of the legislation is to protect public health ...

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