The ongoing drought and heavy reliance on automobiles makes California’s atmosphere the dirtiest in the country.
By Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — The U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit on Tuesday upheld the Environmental Protection Agency’s first-ever limits on air toxins, including emissions of mercury, arsenic and acid gases, preserving a far-reaching rule the White House had touted as central to President Barack Obama’s environmental agenda. […]
By Mary MacVean, Los Angeles Times LOS ANGELES — If legislation banning smoking protects people from disease, then the proportion of the world population covered by such laws is too low — just 16 percent, according to researchers. “Smoke-free legislation is associated with substantial reductions in preterm births” and hospital visits for asthma, the researchers […]