September 16, 2010, 12pm PDT
A new study says that improved environmental quality in office building leads to reductions in "work hours affected by asthma, respiratory allergies, depression, and stress."
July 4, 2010, 7am PDT
Arlington, TX Mayor Robert Chuck is also a physician, acutely aware of the effects of ozone air pollution in his city. In this Q & A with Grist's Jonathan Hiskes, he describes ozone's causes and effects and his role as mayor.
June 2, 2010, 11am PDT
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.
March 1, 2010, 8am PST
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.
The New York Times - Business
January 8, 2010, 9am PST
The Environmental Protection Agency is releasing new air quality standards that will likely place hundreds of additional counties nationwide in violation.
December 28, 2009, 2pm PST
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.
November 6, 2009, 12pm PST
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
August 7, 2009, 1pm PDT
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.
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.
February 20, 2009, 7am PST
Leaders in Arlington, Texas, near Dallas, are studying how to reduce pollution generated by idling cars at drive-thru windows.
December 30, 2008, 9am PST
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.
December 8, 2008, 12pm PST
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.
August 26, 2008, 10am PDT
With some of the its cleanest air in decades, Beijing is warming up to some of the pollution-cutting regulations officials have enacted during the Olympics. Some may become permanent.
August 20, 2008, 8am PDT
New research from the University of Cincinnati shows that nearly a third of U.S. schools are located within a quarter-mile of major highways, posing a significant air pollution threat to students.
August 18, 2008, 8am PDT
Despite improved air quality, China says it has no plans to continue the car control measures it has enacted during the Olympics to clean the city's air.