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California, American Lung Association, Air Quality, Smog, Pollution, Environment, Health, Drought, Automobiles, Asthma

Drought Making California’s Air Quality Worse, American Lung Association Says

The ongoing drought and heavy reliance on automobiles makes California’s atmosphere the dirtiest in the country.

April 30, 2015

EPA Expected To Propose Stricter Ozone Limits

Learn more about the EPA’s tough new smog limits.

November 26, 2014

Switch From Gasoline To Ethanol Linked To Higher Ozone Levels

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 […]

May 1, 2014

Fresno ranks No. 1 on California pollution list

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, […]

April 24, 2014