Can health care costs be factored into transportation investments? Should they? The American Public Health Association says an emphatic 'yes' to both. Results are reported in a 12-page report that includes cost savings from walkable urban design.
Jun 2, 2010 Grist
The single largest source of air pollution in Southern California are the Ports of LA and Long Beach. Environmentalists, environmental justice advocates, and Teamsters are working together to replace offending diesel drayage trucks.
Mar 1, 2010 The New York Times - Business
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
New air quality guidelines aimed at reducing the carbon footprint of new housing developments may turn out to hinder the approval of dense projects in California.
Dec 28, 2009 The New York Times
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
Nov 6, 2009 Forbes
In order to clean the air in Calcutta, officials have begun enforcing a rule that removes all vehicles manufactured before 1993, mandated by the city's High Court.
Aug 7, 2009 BBC
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
Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.
Feb 20, 2009 NBC DFW
People in 46 American metropolitan areas breathe air that exceeds federal soot levels, according to new figures from the Environmental Protection Agency. Nearly one-third of all Americans live in affected areas.
Dec 30, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
The Los Angeles and Long Beach Ports’ new Clean Trucks program is the object of a legal battle pitting Teamsters, environmental and public health groups, the NAACP, and community groups demanding clean air against trucking companies and shippers.
Dec 8, 2008 Los Angeles Times