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Step one: listen to community questions before asking your own.
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Faced with an order to reduce dust from the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreation Area, the State Department of Parks and Recreation is spending $437,506 to study whether ocean algae is to blame for air pollution downwind of the park.
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The director of California State Parks on Monday committed to banning camping and vehicles from a section of the shoreline on the Oceano Dunes State Vehicular Recreational Area by the end of the year to comply with orders to reduce air pollution.
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Currently, there is no centralized place for the public to easily access information on air pollution from California oil refineries, power plants and manufacturers.
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This story was produced as part of a larger project led by Monica Vaughan, a participant in the 2019 California Fellowship....
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We are investigating air quality on the Nipomo Mesa to learn about how bad air days affect local families and their health — and we want to hear your story.
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For years, the New River has been plagued by toxic pollutants and raw sewage spills. In 2016, two Desert Sun journalists set out to discover why.
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Can't find the data you need? Consider collecting it yourself, as reporter Sandy Mazza did through low-cost air monitors placed at homes around LA's ports.
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Nick Serrano, a San Pedro High School senior, learned that his family’s Sunday afternoon barbecues create toxic pollution spikes outside his home based on data from a PurpleAir monitor installed there by Southern California News Group.
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Thanks to climate change, the health hazard posed by extreme heat is growing. And practical solutions aren't meeting the challenge so far.

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