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How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Illinois

As environmental concerns have grown, smog and emissions testing for vehicles has moved to the forefront of regular vehicle maintenance.

How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Texas

If you’ve decided to go into the emissions testing and repair field, you’ll need to know how to qualify for an automotive technician job which requires this specific skillset.

How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Idaho

Emissions testing is a significant part of vehicle ownership these days.

How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Utah

In the state of Utah, having an emissions test is a requirement for many vehicles whether they are original registrations or they are registration renewals.

How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Georgia

Smog or emissions inspections are now required in more than two-thirds of states, including Georgia.

How to Get Smog Technician Certified in Delaware

Emissions inspections are required in more than two thirds of states, including Delaware.

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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.

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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.

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Question of the Day: Would you choose smog-reducing gear?

If You Could Opt Out Of Emissions-Reducing Hardware, Would You?

Governments now enforce emissions laws. What if you could choose to comply or not comply?

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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.

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Asthma conditions made worse by traffic pollution

Report Strengthens Link Between Traffic Pollution, Health Problems

California study finds that kids and low-income people living near traffic have worsening asthma conditions.

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Even-numbered license plates banned in Paris to reduce smog

Paris banned vehicles with even-numbered license plates yesterday to reduce record smog levels.

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EPA ready for stricter air quality rules with a look at smog

Current Standard Unchanged Since 2008

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

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Four groups sue EPA over LA anti-smog plan

CARB, SCAQMD Signed Off On New Rules

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

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The internal combustion engine is killing us, literally

In UK, Exhaust Emissions Kill More Than Crashes Do

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.

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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.

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