EPA plans new limits on heavy-duty truck emissions
Rules in conjunction with California would mean big cuts in nitrogen oxide.
London introduces expensive pollution levy in new blow to diesel
This on top of the existing congestion charge.
Britain to ban new gasoline, diesel cars in 2040 - not good enough, London's mayor says
That's a long way off, and EVs are maturing quickly.
Eerie drive through China caused by heavy smog [w/video]
Smog was so thick last week that drivers in Zhengzhou, the capital of Henan Province, China could only see a few feet in front of their cars.
Officials ban half of Beijing's cars amid emergency smog alert
Cars will be banned based on their license plate number, as China's authorities desperately try to curb record pollution levels in their capital city.
Question of the Day: Would you choose smog-reducing gear?
Governments now enforce emissions laws. What if you could choose to comply or not comply?
California bill would let classic car owners out of smog check for $200
A bill currently in committee in the California State Assembly would allow some classic car owners to pay $200 to waive the state's smog check after meeting some other criteria.
Asthma conditions made worse by traffic pollution
California study finds that kids and low-income people living near traffic have worsening asthma conditions.
Even-numbered license plates banned in Paris to reduce smog
Paris banned vehicles with even-numbered license plates yesterday to reduce record smog levels.
EPA ready for stricter air quality rules with a look at smog
Like a certain Hobbit, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) wants to take a closer look at Smaug. Sorry, smog. The EPA is on a bit of a kick in thinking about cleaner air standards, which makes sense since the winds of change are blowing. Europeans are taking a closer look at diesel emissions and heal
Four groups sue EPA over LA anti-smog plan
The air in Los Angeles is better than it has been in the past, but that isn't stopping four environmental and health groups from suing the EPA to do a better job. Two national groups (the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council) are filing the lawsuit with two local groups (Physicians for Social Responsibility-Los Angeles and Communities
The internal combustion engine is killing us, literally
That dirty look parents (OK, some parents) give a cigarette smoker blowing smoke towards their kids? Maybe those should extend to drivers of cars using conventional internal-combustion engines. Which would make for a whole lot of stink-eye.
Brazil tests suggest more ethanol means more local smog
One recent report from Nature Geoscience will have ethanol advocates convinced that Big Oil's political influence goes far beyond the reach of US borders. That publication, according to Nebraska's Grand Island Independent, says that greater use of ethanol as a light-duty vehicle fuel actually Danny King
Paris ends even-odd license plate driving ban after just 24 hours
There can come a time when strong measures are needed to ease the effects of too many cars on city street. Today, that time came to Paris. And then it passed.
Volvo's plan for China: sell them on the clean air inside the car
Large Chinese cities aren't known for having clean air. Just this week, the Chinese city of Harbin filled with record levels of smog after starting the city's coal-fired heating system, according to CNN. But Li Shufu, the chairman of Geely, Volvo's parent company, says the automaker's astute attention to cabin comfort in areas such as air filtration is a selling p
Beijing shuts down highways, airport in fight against smog
The Chinese government is desperately trying a variety of methods to reduce its capital city's heavy layers of air pollution. Pollution taxes, urging residents to stay indoors, government s
Exposure to smog while pregnant increases chance of childhood cancer
There's more scientific research on the hazardous impacts of air pollution. Researchers at the Universirty of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health have found that living near traffic pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the likelihood of developing childhood cancer.