pollution

Reader Input: Support efforts to help planet

The Earth’s climate is getting warmer and humans are responsible. That’s not my opinion, that’s a fact supported by more than 97 percent of climate scientists. ...

Reader Input: Manage our traffic flow scientifically

A traffic engineering course that I took way back in 1960 taught that it cost 3 to 5 cents to stop a vehicle at a traffic light or stop sign. The cost is from wear (engine, brakes, ...

UPDATE: New blueprint to reduce Tahoe lake pollution gets Placer supes OK

Placer County has signed on to a $750,000 plan intended to reduce the amount of pollution going into Lake Tahoe. The project, costing $750,000 over the next five years, include ...

School buses clean up their act

The familiar puff of black exhaust that follows school buses around town is about to disappear. The Mid Placer Public Schools Transportation Agency completed retrofitting 21 school ...

Breathable air is priority one

Air pollution is a matter of life and death. We must cut the mercury, soot, smog and carbon dioxide pollution that threatens our environment and causes asthma attacks, respiratory ...

Oil gluttony kills innocents

If we continue our addiction to oil, we will kill the environment. Innocent animals are dying for our mistake. If we are killing animals for oil, what will happen next? Will we ki ...

Are we a car or a community?

I won’t use a citizen’s name in a letter as I feel that is a shabby approach. I will, however, make mention of anyone who is at the wheel of control. To the major premise of t ...

Big oil backs bad initiative

Valero is the seventh largest polluter in California. Both Valero and Tesoro have pledged $2 million to pay signature gatherers. We urge Californians to not sign any petitions sup ...

Placer air quality dropping, temperature rising

Imagine clamping on the lid of a pressure cooker and then cranking up the heat. That’s what’s in store for the Auburn area over the next few days as a high-pressure system coo ...

Pollution hits children hard

Polluted air has a much greater effect on children because they breathe more frequently and their lungs are still developing. With September designated Spare the Air month, there a ...