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Oil firm accused of hazardous South L.A. emissions agrees to upgrades

published about 2 hours ago
The agreement settles a probe by the EPA, launched after residents of the South L.A. neighborhood complained of health problems.An oil operation that sent noxious fumes into a South Los Angeles neighborhood has agreed to spend about $700,000 on upgrades to prevent future hazardous emissions, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency announced Thursday.

World Briefing | Asia: China: Legislature Toughens Environmental Law

published about 3 hours ago
The Chinese legislature decided Thursday to revise the country’s environmental protection law to allow for stricter punishments against companies or individuals caught polluting the environment, according to a report by Xinhua, the state news agency.

Dot Earth Blog: Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More

published about 14 hours ago
Dot Earth Blog: Darren Aronofsky on Floods, Fanaticism, the Big Bang, Warming and More
The director of “Noah” and other films about obsession explores his views of global warming, fanaticism and the uncomfortable intersection of religion and science.

Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list

published 1 day ago
Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list
New Cal/EPA maps show that Fresno contains eight of the 10 areas most heavily burdened by pollution. But the data tell just part of the story.FRESNO — The state's new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California.

Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says

published 1 day ago
Climate change threatens California's air quality, report says
Climate change and extreme weather could set back decades of improvement in California’s air quality, a new report by the state’s pollution control officers says.