Smog

This May 22, 2018 photo from video from an unpiloted aircraft provided by the U.S. Geological Survey, shows flow from what scientists call fissure 22 as lava from Kilauea Volcano continues to flow into the ocean, top, near the town of Pahoa, Hawaii. (U.S. Geological Survey via AP)
May 25, 2018 - 9:06 pm
HONOLULU (AP) — Aina Akamu gave final exams to his students as they sat on bleachers or the floor of the basketball court in the gym in his small town on Hawaii's Big Island. He moved his class to the community of Pahala's gym nearby after he and his students could no longer stand the volcanic ash...
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A photographer records lava erupting from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 8:11 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Scientists say sulfur dioxide emissions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began. The increase could boost volcanic smog known as vog,...
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May 06, 2018 - 2:11 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. rose 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.90, the 10th week straight of increases. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the jump marks the highest average price since...
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May 01, 2018 - 4:57 pm
CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia has reached a $2.65 million settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates in a lawsuit over the automaker's emissions-rigging scandal, state Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Tuesday. Morrisey announced the settlement with Volkswagen and...
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March 10, 2018 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors. The government of Tianjin, a port city of 15.5 million people east of Beijing, said half its cars will be barred from the...
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January 02, 2018 - 11:53 am
DOVER, Del. (AP) — Delaware officials say they intend to sue the Environmental Protection Agency over its failure to rein in power plant emissions from other states that are blamed for air pollution in Delaware. Officials said Monday that they intend to sue the EPA for not requiring power plants in...
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FILE - This Jan. 17, 2017, file photo shows a Ford sign at an auto dealership, in Hialeah, Fla. At least 30 percent of the new vehicles Ford will roll out in China by 2025 will be electric, with Beijing pushing hard to improve air quality for people living in smoke-choked cities. Ford said Tuesday, Dec. 5, that the new electric cars will fall under the Lincoln brand and its namesake. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)
December 05, 2017 - 9:22 am
DETROIT (AP) — Ford Motor Co. is promising to roll out more than 50 new vehicles in China over the next eight years including 15 powered by electricity as it restructures its business and responds to a government push for cleaner air by making all new vehicles electric. The automaker, currently a...
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Indian commuters wait for transport amid thick blanket of smog on the outskirts of New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 10, 2017. As air pollution peaked this week in Delhi, it rose to more than 30 times the World Health Organization’s recommended safe level. Experts have compared it to smoking a couple of packs of cigarettes a day. A recent report by the Lancet medical journal estimated that a quarter of all premature deaths in India, some 2.5 million each year, are caused by pollution. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri)
November 11, 2017 - 4:30 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — As thick smog crept over India's capital this past week and smudged landmarks from view, Nikunj Pandey could feel his eyes and throat burning. Pandey stopped doing his regular workouts and said he felt tightness in his lungs. He started wearing a triple layer of pollution masks...
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Indian presidential staff members walk surrounded by smog at the presidential palace in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2017. Air pollution in India's capital has hit hazardous levels prompting local officials to ask that school shut down and a half marathon scheduled later in November be called off. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 07, 2017 - 5:37 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — A thick gray haze enveloped India's capital on Tuesday as air pollution hit hazardous levels, prompting local officials to ask that schools shut down and a half marathon scheduled for later in November be called off. The readings of the government's air quality index hovered...
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August 03, 2017 - 3:37 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — One day after getting sued by 15 states, Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt reversed his earlier decision to delay implementation of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. Pruitt presented the change as his agency being more responsive...
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