FROM Chip Jacobs
New Smog Rules The Environmental Protection Agency proposed new smog rules today. The stricter standards target smog-producing factories and power plants by limiting how much ozone they can pump into the air. Ozone is the emission that causes smog. Smog, in turn, causes all kinds of health problems: asthma, heart disease, even premature death. And it just so happens that California is the capital of smog in America.
WHO Smog Report Air pollution is now the single biggest global health hazard, according to a new report from the World Health Organization. Seven million people died worldwide from dirty air in 2012. About half of those deaths came from indoor pollution - from cooking on coal stoves - and most of the deaths from outdoor pollution were in Asia. But air isn’t stagnant... We have some of that dirty air from China here. Plus our own homegrown smog.
Lessons in LA's Smog Temperatures are on the rise and the inversion layer's returning to Southern California. All that exhaust from all those cars is staying with us. Does Los Angeles' experience with smog contains lessons for dealing with global warming? We go in search of answers with Chip Jacobs and William Kelly, co-authors of Smogtown : The Lung-Burning History of Pollution in Los Angeles.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Securing Public Spaces, Super Wealthy Asians Vehicles are increasingly being used as weapons, as seen in the London Bridge attack over the weekend and in New York’s Times Square last month. The Compton-based company Calpipe is designing security bollards to help make public spaces safer. And novelist Kevin Kwan satirizes the “crazy rich” Asian jet set and their luxurious tastes in his latest book, “Rich People Problems.”
Why did Jared Kushner want a back channel with Russians? News broke Friday that President Trump’s son-in-law and senior advisor, Jared Kushner, tried setting up a back channel between the Trump transition team and the Russian government. What are the consequences for Kushner, President Trump, and the investigation into Russian meddling?
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.