The ongoing drought and heavy reliance on automobiles makes California’s atmosphere the dirtiest in the country.
Neela Banerjee, Tribune Washington Bureau WASHINGTON — Scientists have made a surprising discovery about ethanol: The more it was used by drivers in Sao Paulo, Brazil, the more ozone they measured in the local environment. The finding, reported this week in Nature Geoscience, is contrary to other studies predicting that increased use of ethanol would cut […]
By Diana Marcum, Los Angeles Times FRESNO, Calif. — California’s new effort to map the areas most at risk from pollution features hot spots up and down California. But nowhere are there more of the worst-afflicted areas than in Fresno — in particular a 3,000-person tract of the city’s west side where diesel exhaust, tainted water, […]