Prototype Mack heavy-duty plug-in hybrid truck part of e-Highway demo near Ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles

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The demo was conducted near the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach as part of a project with Siemens and sponsored by the South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD).

What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

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California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it''s also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. Topping the lists if the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, followed cities in the American Lung Association''s State of the Air report (via Mashable), seven are in the Golden State.

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Confirmed: Traffic Pollution Can Cause Asthma In Kids (Not Just Trigger It)

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Previously, it was thought that pollution from traffic might only be a trigger for the condition, but the Los Angeles Times reports on a European study that it can also be a cause. It's long been suspected, but a new European survey confirms it: Children living near areas of heavy traffic are more at risk of asthma.

Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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Shipping company Maersk Line and the ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are partnering to measure the environmental benefits of a $125-million upgrade for 12 Maersk container ships. This advances our ability to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants on a global scale. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach will split the $1 million cost under their joint Technology Advancement Program (TAP).

Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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Nationwide health impacts attributable to air pollution exceeding ATS recommendations for O 3 and PM 2.5. Annual excess health impacts are estimated as a function of outdoor pollution concentrations, size of the exposed population, and baseline health risks.

Los Angeles cleans up despite rising car numbers

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Despite rising numbers of cars on the road, the levels of dangerous air pollutants are show rapid decline, new data from Los Angeles shows. The US’ second biggest city shows that levels of some vehicle-related air pollutants in the city have decreased by about 98 per cent since the 1960s; even though residents there are [.]. Latest news air pollution Los Angeles USA

Los Angeles to lease 160 BEVs, 128 PHEVs as part of commitment to 50% EV purchases by 2017

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Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti on Friday announced a commitment to lease 160 pure battery EV vehicles, a move that will give Los Angeles the largest city-owned pure EV fleet in the US. The Los Angeles Police, Fire, General Services, and Water and Power departments will together lease the 160 BEVS.

Port of Los Angeles to Evaluate Vision Industries Tyrano Fuel Cell Hybrid Class 8 Trucks

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Vision Industries Class 8 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell hybrid-electric truck at the Port of Los Angeles. The Port of Los Angeles will be submitting a proposal for funding from the California Energy Commission to help support this project.

6 shipping carriers become inaugural participants in Port of Los Angeles Environmental Ship Index

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Six shipping carriers have become the inaugural participants in the Port of Los Angeles Environmental Ship Index ( ESI ), an international clean air program that rewards ocean carriers for bringing their newest and cleanest vessels to the Port. The Port of Los Angeles developed its ESI with input from the Pacific Merchant Shipping Association and other stakeholders. Deploying ships with a Tier II or Tier III engine to the Port of Los Angeles.

10-year study shows how air pollution fosters heart disease; accelerated plaque build-up in arteries

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Long-term exposure to particulate air pollution has been linked to an increased risk of heart disease, but the biological process has not been understood. A major, decade-long study of thousands of Americans has now found that people living in areas with more outdoor pollution—even at lower levels common in the United States—accumulate deposits in the arteries that supply the heart faster than do people living in less polluted areas.

Foss’ Green Assist Hybrid Tug Joins Fleet in Long Beach and Los Angeles

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A Foss Maritime Company’ Green Assist hybrid tug ( earlier post ) has joined the Foss fleet for the ports of Long Beach and Los Angeles, California. Along with less pollution, the Hybrid Tug offers improved fuel economy and lower maintenance costs.

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Give Me A #BreakFreeLA & Then Give Me 100% Renewables RIGHT NOW

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” He always was so ahead of the curve… Like I say, I live in Torrance, home of the exploding Exxon Mobil refinery where our Air Quality Management District just gave the refinery operators exemptions to exceed pollution limits while they restart the aging climate wrecker back up. .

Los Angeles Building Out New Electric Vehicle Charging Stations at Key Transit Locations

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The California Energy Commission recently announced EV Connect, a provider of electric vehicle infrastructure solutions and the Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority (Metro) will be conducting a pilot program to assess the integration of plug-in electric vehicles (PEVs) into the transportation network and consumer behavior and ridership patterns.

Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach to test new seawater scrubber device to cut vessel emissions

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The Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are co-sponsoring a project to test a seawater scrubber system for the first time on a container ship, beginning this spring. The technology uses seawater to filter pollutants from ships’ auxiliary engines and.

Garcetti: An EV Fanboy, Now The Mayor-Elect Of Los Angeles

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Despite major reductions in air-pollution levels, the Los Angeles basin still has the worst smog problem in the nation.

Los Angeles Harbor Commission Launches 2009 Alternative Fuel Truck Incentive Program with $44.2M

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The Los Angeles Harbor Commission recently approved up to $44.2 million in Port funding toward the 2009 Clean Truck Incentive Program at the Port of Los Angeles. Since the launch of the Clean Truck Program on 1 October 2008, pollution at the Los Angeles-Long Beach port complex has been reduced by more than 23%, according to the Commission.

Antelope Valley Transit orders up to 85 electric buses from BYD; first US all-electric public transit fleet

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Additional benefits AVTA will see as a result of electrifying its entire fleet include: Noise Pollution Reduction: noise pollution will be reduced by 50%, making it a more pleasant ride for bus operators and transit passengers.

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Big Blue Bus receives nearly $900K to purchase 58 new Cummins-Westport Near-Zero NOx engines

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In California, Big Blue Bus (BBB) will receive $870,000 from the Mobile Source Air Pollution Reduction Review Committee’s (MSRC) Near Zero Engine Incentive Program. Serving Santa Monica and the Los Angeles area since 1928, Big Blue Bus operates a fleet of almost 200 vehicles transporting more than 61,000 passengers daily across a 51-square mile service area.

Ready To Be Part of Art History & Be Seen Around the World? Join Us On November 21 for Another 350.org Spectacular!

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20th and 28th, 350.org will help coordinate 20 public art pieces in ecosystems and communities impacted by climate change—our sinking coastlines, endangered forests, melting glaciers, and polluted cities—that are massive enough to be seen from space.

First of 27 BYD electric trucks arriving in Southern California freight and rail yards; $19.2M project

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The State of California, San Bernardino Council of Governments (SBCOG) and partners Daylight Transport and BYD Motors celebrated the arrival of the first of 27 electric yard and service trucks for freight and rail yards in three disadvantaged communities in San Bernardino, Los Angeles and Fontana. Three yard trucks and a service truck will operate at Daylight and the other 23 will operate at two BNSF Railway rail yards in San Bernardino and Los Angeles counties.

Pasha, Port of LA and California ARB partner on $26.6M Green Omni Terminal demo project; emerging zero and near-zero emission tech

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and the Port of Los Angeles are launching the Green Omni Terminal Demonstration Project, a full-scale, real-time demonstration of zero and near-zero emission technologies at a working marine terminal. The $26.6-million project is funded in part by a $14.5-million grant from the California Air Resources Board (CARB) for reducing greenhouse gases and other pollutants. Pasha Stevedoring and Terminals L.P.

Greenius Says The Congresswoman Gets It. Harman Calls Lack of Bold or Binding Agreement to Cap GHG Emissions in Copenhagen, “Stunning.”

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“ Though President Obama’s personal intervention at Copenhagen salvaged a modest non-binding agreement among major polluter nations, he acknowledged that much remains to be done at the international and national levels.

Mayors of 12 major cities pledge to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025; major areas to be zero-emission by 2030

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The mayors of London, Paris, Los Angeles, Copenhagen, Barcelona, Quito, Vancouver, Mexico City, Milan, Seattle, Auckland and Cape Town have pledged to procure only zero-emission buses from 2025 and ensure that a major area of their city is zero emission by 2030. Reduce the number of polluting vehicles on city streets. In London, the new T-Charge toll on the most polluting vehicles (pre-Euro 4 / IV) went into effect today.

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Nissan To Fiat: Our Leaf Is Ugly? Look In The Mirror, Buddy!

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Following comments from Fiat at the Los Angeles auto show, hinting that the Nissan Leaf was a form of "visual pollution", Nissan has hit back, criticizing Fiat's own electric car, the 500e. If you've always wanted to see two large car companies having a good, old-fashioned hair-pulling, nails-out, purse-swinging fight, then you're in luck.

Meet LA’s Hybrid Trolley Truck: Part Trolley Bus, Part Big-Rig

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It’s no secret that Los Angeles has some of the worst air pollution of any city in the U.S., especially around its ports, where long lines of trucks wait idling to fill up with cargo from docking ships. But a new project from German electronics company Siemens could see that change forever, thanks to a modern application of an idea that goes

Greenius Drinks L.A. Times’ Milkshake On Global Warming

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“ Really, Los Angeles Times? It sounds like the Los Angeles Times is telling us there is still a viable debate on this subject. It’s a none-too-subtle form of propaganda on behalf of the most polluting, planet-warming product anyone sells and uses in our world. “ But some scientists say that weaning the world off coal is crucial to slowing the devastating effects of climate change. “ Some Scientists?&# That’s your report?

Port of Long Beach achieves record pollution reductions; diesel PM down 88%, NOx down 56%

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The Port of Long Beach has achieved clean air records in its latest study of air pollution emissions, including an 88% reduction in diesel particulate matter. The first phase of the zero-emissions Long Beach Container Terminal opened on Pier E in 2016, helping to drive down the air pollution tallied in the Port’s annual Emissions Inventory, which was completed this week.

California Energy Commission awards more than $36M to clean transportation projects

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The California Energy Commission awarded more than $24 million in grants today for clean energy freight transportation projects in Los Angeles and Long Beach and more than $12 million for other clean transportation projects. The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD) and Long Beach Harbor Department received $10 million each and the Los Angeles Harbor Department received $4.5

UC Irvine study finds organic constituents of UFP play important role in heart disease; suggestions for more effective emission control

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Numerous studies have found that exposure to PM air pollution may contribute to both disease and death. Particle scale. Inset: 4 polydisperse modes of traffic-related ambient particulate matter span approximately 4 orders of magnitude from below 1 nm to above 10 ?m.

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LA Port Cuts Emissions Half Or More Since 2005: Huge Success

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In smog-susceptible Los Angeles, the Port of LA was a huge hotspot of toxic emissions. And seven years ago, the Port embarked on an ambitious program to eliminate the bulk of those pollutants. Public-health advocates have known for years that living around freight yards is hazardous to your cardiopulmonary health. Now, the data is in: It worked

California ARB awarding $1.6 million to LA for low-income EV carsharing pilot program

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million to the City of Los Angeles to set up a pilot carsharing program for electric vehicles in disadvantaged communities. The funding was announced at an event held at an affordable housing complex in the MacArthur Park neighborhood of Los Angeles, one of the neighborhoods that will be served by the pilot program, which aims to serve 7,000 residents in disadvantaged communities.

Toyota launches NOx-scrubbing billboard campaign for Mirai

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Thirty-seven billboards in Los Angeles and San Francisco will create 24,960 square feet of pollution scrubbing surface and reverse the equivalent of 5,285 vehicles worth of nitrogen dioxide (NO x ) emissions per month. Toyota will launch an eco-billboard campaign for the fuel cell Mirai, in coordination with Clear Channel Outdoor Americas, from 3 April through 28 May 28.

SkyNRG and AEG Fuels deliver sustainable aviation biofuels for Bombardier Business Aircraft demo fleet

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The change to biofuels reduces carbon dioxide emissions resulting in less pollution. This milestone follows the recent successful biofuel-powered flights of its demonstration aircraft out of Los Angeles International Airport.

CMU policy briefs outline benefits and potential for adoption of electrified vehicles in the US

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To achieve the best outcomes, the brief suggests, plug-in vehicle adoption should typically be focused on HEVs and PHEVs by city drivers in mild-climate regions with a clean electricity grid, such as San Francisco or Los Angeles.

Study links air pollution to heightened risk of Type 2 diabetes in overweight and obese Latino children

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Latino children who live in areas with higher levels of air pollution have a heightened risk of developing Type 2 diabetes, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and published in the journal Diabetes. The study, the researchers said, is the first to follow children for years to find a connection between air pollution and diabetes risk in children. Scientists tracked the Los Angeles County children for an average of 3.5

Decrease in air pollution associated with decrease in respiratory symptoms among children

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Decreases in ambient air pollution levels over the past 20 years in Southern California were associated with significant reductions in bronchitic symptoms in children with and without asthma, according to a study by researchers at the University of Southern California published in JAMA. Ambient air pollutants are important determinants of bronchitis occurrence. A model was used to estimate the association of changes in pollution levels with bronchitic symptoms.

Study finds gasoline exhaust contributes more to formation of secondary organic aerosols than diesel

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This is important because fine-particle pollution can cause human health effects, such as heart or respiratory problems. in the Los Angeles (LA) Basin, California during May and June 2010 to assess the amount of SOA formed from diesel emissions. Los Angeles proved to be an ideal location. While diesel engines emit other pollutants such as soot and nitrogen oxides, for organic aerosol pollution they are not the primary culprit.

Pollution plumes in Paris air are richer in gaseous aromatic compounds than in LA; gasoline engines main source of VOCs

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The study also shows that the proportion of gaseous aromatic compounds—apart from benzene—in hydrocarbon emissions is two to three times greater in pollution plumes in Paris than in Los Angeles, even though the total quantity of hydrocarbons emitted in Los Angeles remains considerably greater than in Paris. times greater than in Los Angeles due to the greater overall volatile hydrocarbon pollution in the latter city.

California providing incentives up to $12K to help low-income families afford the cleanest cars

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SB 535, introduced by State Senator Kevin de Leon, directs funds to provide economic and health benefits to the state’s disadvantaged communities—those that are most impacted by both poverty and pollution.).

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SCAQMD launches US’ largest zero-emission commercial lawn mower demonstration program in San Bernardino

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SCAQMD is the air pollution control agency for Orange County and major portions of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside counties. Funding for the program comes from US EPA’s Targeted Air Shed Grant Program to implement incentive programs to reduce air pollution in the communities of San Bernardino and Boyle Heights.