May 4, 2009, 12pm PDT
The American Lung Association has failed 2/3rds of California's counties in a recent study of levels of smog and soot.
San Jose Mercury News
January 24, 2009, 11am PST
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.
The New York Times
November 21, 2008, 12pm PST
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.
San Francisco Chronicle
November 20, 2008, 10am PST
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
The New York Times
November 4, 2008, 6am PST
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.
The New York Times
June 6, 2008, 9am PDT
<p>Air pollution is so bad in Mexico City that residents have less sensitivity to smells, according to a recent study.</p>
March 20, 2008, 6am PDT
<p>Sprawl around Budapest has created a major smog problem for the Hungarian capital.</p>
The Christian Science Monitor