Smog Is Back with a Vengeance Thanks to the Drought

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Years of drought are slowing California’s progress against air pollution. Increased heat creates more ozone and, without rain, particulates just hang in the air.  It’s reduced visibility in the Los Angeles Basin.  It’s bad news for people with asthma and cardiovascular disease, especially children. And was it ever a good idea to build housing near busy freeways?

Also, the "Dirty Car Pledge" is designed to save water in these dry times. Can you take the pledge and still go to the local car wash?

Photo: Downtowngal

Credits

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Claire Martin, Katie Cooper