In terms of smog, metropolitan Los Angeles is still the worst city in the United States. In fact, all 10 of the smoggiest counties are in California, according to an annual report from the American Lung Association.
Apr 29, 2010 The Los Angeles Times
In this editorial, the Times strongly supports the new, more stringent ozone standard proposed by the EPA. It views the new proposal as a sign that the Obama administration looks toward science, not industry, to set environmental and health standards
Jan 10, 2010 The New York Times - Opinion
The Environmental Protection Agency is releasing new air quality standards that will likely place hundreds of additional counties nationwide in violation.
Jan 8, 2010 The New York Times
The American Lung Association has failed 2/3rds of California's counties in a recent study of levels of smog and soot.
May 4, 2009 San Jose Mercury News
Boise's degrading air quality and the fear it may lead to a loss in federal transportation funding is causing local governments to improve public transit options to get commuters out of their cars. The alternative, smog testing of cars, is resisted.
Jan 24, 2009 The New York Times
An economic study has been published showing that the costs of air pollution to the 20 million Californians living in the state’s (and nation’s) two most polluted regions, the LA basin and San Joaquin Valley, to be around $28 billion annually.
Nov 21, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
A U.N. report details the severity of the 'brown cloud' phenomenon affecting much of Asia and other parts of the planet. In addition to reducing sunlight and causing premature death, the clouds affect weather patterns, harvests, and glacier declines
Nov 20, 2008 The New York Times
Sixty years after twenty people died from air pollution spewing from a steel and zinc mill in Donora, PA (just outside Pittsburgh) in perhaps the worst air quality tragedy in the U.S., a museum has opened to commemorate and learn from the tragedy.
Nov 4, 2008 The New York Times
<p>Air pollution is so bad in Mexico City that residents have less sensitivity to smells, according to a recent study.</p>
Jun 6, 2008 Reuters
<p>Sprawl around Budapest has created a major smog problem for the Hungarian capital.</p>
Mar 20, 2008 The Christian Science Monitor