13 Aug '12, 3pm

Auto-Related Pollution in Los Angeles Declined 98 Percent Over 50 Years

13 Aug 2012: Auto-Related Pollution in L.A. Declined 98 Percent Over 50 Years Levels of some automobile-related pollutants in Los Angeles have plummeted by 98 percent since the 1960s , even as gasoline consumption nearly tripled during the same period, a new study says. Levels of California Takes the Lead With New Green Initiatives California is taking bold steps to tackle climate change — from committing to reductions in emissions, to establishing a cap-and-trade system, to mandating more zero-emission vehicles. The bottom line, Mark Hertsgaard reports, is to foster an economy where sustainability is profitable. READ THE e360 REPORT volatile organic compounds (VOCs), which are emitted from the tailpipes of cars and are a key ingredient in ground-level smog, have dropped steadily and fell by about half between 2002 and 2010, researchers found. “The reason is simple: Cars a...

Full article: http://e360.yale.edu/digest/auto-related_pollution_in_la_...

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