The mandatory wood-burning ban will be in effect through 11:59 p.m. Thursday for all those in the South Coast Air Basin, including Orange County and non-desert portions of Los Angeles, Riverside and San Bernardino counties.
Residents in neighborhoods spanning from North Long Beach to the Peninsula smelled the nauseating odor they compared to sulfur.
Elevated levels of toxins in the air are expected in the mountain areas through Friday afternoon, the AQMD said.
What if traffic lights and cars could talk to each other? A new Long Beach-based pilot program, aimed at reducing pollution and congestion using intelligent cars and artificial intelligence, is trying to find out.
The South Coast Air Quality District said poor air quality was likely through the afternoon Monday because fireworks emit high levels of particulate matter.
The Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area again ranked as the most ozone-polluted region in the nation, joining six other California areas on the list of the 10 worst cities for ozone in the United States, according to an American Lung Association report released Wednesday.
The average number of unhealthy ozone days in Los Angeles-Long Beach increased compared to the last report.
A state law brings the promise of relief to disadvantaged communities by, for the first time, requiring a comprehensive approach to addressing air pollution at the community level.
Since Jan. 1, 2016, SCAQMD has received more than 2,000 complaints from residents in Long Beach, Seal Beach and Huntington Beach of petroleum, sulfur and/or chemical-type odors.
The Port of Long Beach has awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants to fund nine air filtration projects for area schools, youth centers and clinics affected by the port’s operations.