People living near 60 Freeway in Ontario breathe the worst air in the Southland

A new air monitoring site near the 60 Freeway in Ontario, a route frequently used by trucks, showed the highest concentrations of lung-damaging soot in the region. With its sprawl of tract homes, apartment complexes, shopping centers and warehouses, Ontario looks like many other communities in the Inland Empire and shares the same environmental woes,[…]

Air pollution in China is killing 4,000 people every day, a new study finds

Air pollution is killing about 4,000 people in China a day, accounting for one in six premature deaths in the world’s most populous country, a new study finds. Physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, calculated about 1.6 million people in China die each year from heart, lung and stroke problems because of incredibly polluted[…]

RIVERSIDE: Student to address air pollution at conference at UN

BY JOHN M. BLODGETT / CONTRIBUTING WRITER Published: Aug. 12, 2015 Updated: 3:50 p.m. Available at   A UC Riverside doctorate student wants to convince the United Nations that clean air is as basic a human right as freedom of thought, access to education and equal protection of the law. This afternoon, he has five minutes[…]

Millennium Development Goals

At the Millennium Summit in September 2000 the largest gathering of world leaders in history adopted the UN Millennium Declaration, committing their nations to a new global partnership to reduce extreme poverty and setting out a series of time-bound targets, with a deadline of 2015, that have become known as the Millennium Development Goals. The[…]