Anything related to air quality, air pollution, or the atmosphere

New S. Calif. Urban Oil Field Rules Tighten Emissions Controls

"Regional air quality officials have tightened rules on odors and fumes coming from thousands of wells at hundreds of urban oil fields in Southern California. The move comes after coordinated campaigns by people living near oil operations in Huntington Beach, Whittier, and South Los Angeles."

Source: KPCC, 09/07/2015

"Freight Trucks at New Jersey Port Must Curb Idling"

"The air in Newark, New Jersey’s largest city, is expected to clear up now that the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has finalized agreements with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and port terminal operators that will cut air pollution caused by idling diesel trucks at the port."

Source: ENS, 08/07/2015

"Strawberries Are in Big Trouble. Scientists Race To Find Solution."

EPA is trying to phase out the soil fumigant methyl bromide, on which the commercial strawberry crop has been dependent. Methyl bromide damages the ozone layer of the atmosphere. But the effort to find an adequate substitute has scientists scrambling.

Source: Wash Post, 08/06/2015


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