particle pollution

In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

In California, Even Heavy Equipment Goes Green

LOS ANGELES, California, January 8, 2009 (ENS) – The Puente Hills Landfill hosted a rare group of federal and state environmental officials on Monday. They met at the waste disposal site to view tractors, bulldozers and refuse compactors that are ahead of schedule in meeting California’s new, stringent diesel emissions standards for heavy equipment. The…

Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

Californians Dying Prematurely from Particles in Vehicle Exhaust

SACRAMENTO, California, May 23, 2008 (ENS) – Every year, up to 24,000 Californians die prematurely because they breathe fine particle pollution over a long period of time, according to research presented Thursday to the California Air Resources Board. A majority of these deaths occur in highly populated areas around the state, including the South Coast,…

Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

Breathing in Los Angeles, Pittsburgh Can Be Hazardous

WASHINGTON, DC, May 1, 2008 (ENS) – One out of every 10 people in the United States lives in an area with unhealthful levels of all three types of air pollution tracked by the new American Lung Association State of the Air report – ozone, short-term particle pollution and year-round particle pollution. Published today, the…

Pittsburgh Diesel Trash Trucks Upgraded for Cleaner Air

Pittsburgh Diesel Trash Trucks Upgraded for Cleaner Air

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, April 30, 2008 (ENS) – Trash trucks that don’t trash the air quality of the neighborhoods they serve soon will be traveling the streets of Pittsburgh. On Friday, the Mid-Atlantic Regional Air Management Association received a $127,000 grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency that will be used for a pilot project to…