bad air

California Update for Thursday, April 19, 2018

Apr 19, 2018
California Department of Fish and Wildlife

,• A new kind of poaching is taking place in California. Thieves are stripping succulents from cliffs near the ocean, boxing them up and sending them to countries like Korea, China, and Japan.

• California cities dominate the list of places with the most polluted air in the United States according to an annual report by the American Lung Association.

Today's reporting by Ezra David Romero and Randol White.

Across the country, thousands of public schools are within 500 feet of pollution-choked roads like highways and truck routes. Next time on Reveal, we investigate the high levels of exhaust surrounding U.S. schools and how the bad air is affecting the millions of children who are breathing it in.  

Reveal is the Peabody Award-winning investigative journalism program for public radio from The Center for Investigative Reporting and PRX.