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Thursday, Jul 5, 2018
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By Jonathan Lloyd

Beach Bummers: California's 10 Most-Polluted Beaches

Heal the Bay's annual "Beach Bummer" list ranks the beaches with the dubious...View gallery

  • No. 10: Surfer's Beach
  • No. 9: Cabrillo Beach
  • No. 8: Cowell Beach
Tuesday, Mar 6, 2018

Taking on 'Microfiber' Pollution, 1 Laundry Room at a Time

Taking on 'Microfiber' Pollution, 1 Laundry Room at a Time

The fight to keep tiny pollutants from reaching the dinner plate might start in the laundry room. Innovators are coming up with tools to keep tiny pieces of thread that are discharged with washing machine...

Friday, Nov 17, 2017

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

Climate Nemesis Carbon Could Soon Be Valuable Resource

A new electric engine powered by a fuel cell containing methanol — produced using a chemical process which draws carbon out of the air — is being touted by some as a weapon in the fight against man-made climate...

Monday, Nov 13, 2017

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global Carbon Pollution Rises After 3-Straight Flat Years

Global carbon pollution rose this year after three straight years when levels of the heat-trapping gas didn't go up at all, scientists reported Monday. Preliminary figures project that worldwide carbon dioxide...

Tuesday, Dec 27, 2016

Neighbors Fear Contamination From Lab Mice Mass Grave

Neighbors Fear Contamination From Lab Mice Mass Grave

Neighbors of Dartmouth College property where for years the Ivy League school disposed of mice and other small animals used in science experiments say they fear pollution from the site has contaminated...

Wednesday, Sep 28, 2016

9 Out of 10 People Breathe Polluted Air: WHO

9 Out of 10 People Breathe Polluted Air: WHO

Nine out of ten people worldwide live in areas where air pollution exceeds guidelines, the World Health Organization said. The pollution puts these people at higher risk for heart disease, strokes and cancer.

Friday, Dec 19, 2014

Autism Linked to Pollution Levels, Study Finds

Autism Linked to Pollution Levels, Study Finds

A groundbreaking new study shows an unborn baby’s risk of autism increases significantly if the child’s mom lives in an area high in air pollution while she is pregnant.

Friday, Jun 20, 2014

SoCal Region Ranks #1 as Worst Place for Skin: Study

SoCal Region Ranks #1 as Worst Place for Skin: Study

A “wrinkle ranking” study has identified a Southern California region as the nation’s worst place for your skin.

Tuesday, Mar 25, 2014

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air Pollution Kills 7 Million People a Year: WHO

Air pollution kills about 7 people throughout the world each year, the World Health Organization said in a new report out Tuesday — most of them due to fumes from indoor stoves.

Wednesday, Nov 28, 2012

Autism May Be Linked to Air Pollution: Study

Autism May Be Linked to Air Pollution: Study

Babies who are exposed in the womb and during their first year of life to air pollution caused by traffic may have an increased risk of becoming autistic, according to a study from the University of Southern...

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