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Oxnard: Thomas Fire Update

Oxnard: Thomas Fire Update

Oxnard, California – The Thomas Fire has now consumed more than 242,500 acres in Ventura and Santa Barbara counties and is 30 percent contained. Intensive fire control and containment efforts continue. Resources from the Oxnard Police and Fire Departments remain actively involved in the response. While there is no fire actively burning in the City […]

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, Dec. 14

Ventura County School Closures for Thursday, Dec. 14

Due to air quality concerns, some Ventura County school districts will remain closed through the remainder of this week (Dec. 13, 14 and 15). This includes school sites and classrooms operated by the Ventura County Office of Education in the Ventura, Oxnard and Ojai areas (see the full list below). This chart reflects the latest […]

Oxnard City Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today due to Poor Air Quality from Thomas Fire

Oxnard City Offices to Close at 1 p.m. Today due to Poor Air Quality from Thomas Fire

Oxnard, California – In light of the poor air quality as a result of the Thomas Fire, and concerns about the health and safety of its employees, all City of Oxnard offices will close today at 1 p.m. All non-essential employees are being asked to go home and remain indoors. All essential public safety and utility […]

Safe and healthy (not pristine) air

Safe and healthy (not pristine) air

By Paul Driessen Federal air quality rules must be based on science – not used to stifle energy and industry It’s called the Clean Air Act, but it was never intended to ensure pure, pristine air. Congress wanted America to have safe, healthy air, and regulations based on solid scientific and medical studies. The law […]

Port Signs Agreement with Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Port Signs Agreement with Ventura County Air Pollution Control District for Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

Port Hueneme, CA – The Port of Hueneme recently was awarded a $14,000 Grant from the Ventura County Air Pollution Control District to install two electric vehicle (EV) charging stations for public use at two locations within the Port’s jurisdiction (one in front of the District headquarters building at 333 Ponoma Street and one in front […]

Analysis: EPA Data Shows Air In Red States Is 10% Cleaner Than In Blue States

Analysis: EPA Data Shows Air In Red States Is 10% Cleaner Than In Blue States

The average red states’ air is 10 percent cleaner than the average blue state, according to Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) data analyzed by The Daily Caller News Foundation. The EPA data tracks average exposure to small particulates, which kill roughly 5.5 million people globally every year and cause most asthma. Particulate emissions have fallen by […]

California Farmers Achieve More Air Quality Gains in 2015

California Farmers Achieve More Air Quality Gains in 2015

DAVIS, Calif., March 28, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Although California continues to cope with some of the Nation’s most compromised air quality, farmers continue to reduce emissions from their operations. During 2015, California’s farmers, working with USDA’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, voluntarily applied seven conservation practices to reduce pollutants by 788 tons—an equivalent of 170,000 low […]

Backlash to GOP’s AQMD takeover accelerates

Backlash to GOP’s AQMD takeover accelerates

. Democratic politicians and environmental groups are scrambling to reverse decisions made by the South Coast Air Quality Management District board, which is now controlled by Republicans for the first time in memory. The agency oversees air pollution control reduction efforts for Orange County and the heavily populated urban areas of Los Angeles, San Bernardino and Riverside […]

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

Traveling Portugal with photographer David Pu’u

By David Pu’u A little background on this trip.  I actually have never been to Europe. Part of my family came from this place where I am writing, a couple hundred years ago. The family name was Miguel. My ancestor had made his way to Hawaii, and married into a Hawaiian family. Much to ponder […]

What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

What citizens can do on their own to help the environment

    . Kate Neiswender. The Obama administration has announced a carbon cap program to try to roll back greenhouse gases, and potentially save the human race.  It is a small drop in the carbon bucket, but we have to start somewhere.  Even the Fox Network is in the game now: the re-boot of Carl […]

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