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Scientists say ozone from Asia contributes to the West's pollution

published about 2 hours ago
Scientists say ozone from Asia contributes to the West's pollution
High above the Big Sur coast, Ian Faloona is finding pollution on the edge of the continent, a place that should have some of the country's cleanest air.

State's toxic releases post 50% gain, EPA says

published about 20 hours ago
State's toxic releases post 50% gain, EPA says
The amount of toxic chemicals released in California jumped 50% in 2013 over the year before because of a surge in disposal by the state's largest polluter, a hazardous-waste landfill in Kern County, according to data from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

Dot Earth Blog: A Scientist’s View of ‘Planetary Boundaries’ from the Ground Up – in Rural India

published 1 day ago
Dot Earth Blog: A Scientist’s View of ‘Planetary Boundaries’ from the Ground Up – in Rural India
A scientist studying rural communities in India pushes back on the value of scientists measuring planetary limits.

Chevron to Abandon Shale Venture in Poland, a Setback to Fracking Europe

published 1 day ago
Chevron to Abandon Shale Venture in Poland, a Setback to Fracking Europe
The announcement came as the energy company reported that fourth-quarter earnings fell by almost 30 percent compared with a year earlier.

Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds

published 1 day ago
Most Americans Support Government Action on Climate Change, Poll Finds
An overwhelming majority, including nearly half of Republicans, back government steps to curb global warming, according to a poll conducted by The Times and others.