Tag: Air pollution

EU’s top court rejects effort to force tougher climate rules

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BRUSSELS — The European Union’s top court on Thursday rejected an effort by a Scandinavian youth group and eight families around the world to...

Canada’s Supreme Court says carbon price is constitutional

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OTTAWA, Ontario — The Supreme Court of Canada ruled Thursday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s national carbon price is entirely constitutional. ...

Science panel: Consider air cooling tech as climate back-up

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The U.S. must seriously consider the idea of tinkering with the atmosphere to cool a warming Earth and accelerate research into how and whether...

University of Michigan OKs ‘net zero’ carbon emission plan

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TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — The University of Michigan announced a plan Thursday to achieve “net zero” carbon footprint status for its $12.5 billion endowment...

In a first, US pipeline agency weighs climate change impacts

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WASHINGTON — For the first time, a federal energy board is weighing how a proposed natural gas pipeline would affect greenhouse gas emissions, one...

Auto industry urges emissions deal weaker than Obama’s

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WASHINGTON — A coalition of automakers has told the Biden administration it would agree to raise mileage standards to reduce tailpipe emissions but with...

Groups sue over California county’s plan to drill oil wells

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BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Environmental and community groups have sued a California county after the prime oil-drilling region approved a plan to fast-track thousands of...

Mexican court blocks law favoring state electricity plants

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MEXICO CITY — Even sooner than critics had expected, a court in Mexico issued an injunction Thursday to block a new law that favors...

Kerry wants world’s biggest polluters to pledge real change

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PARIS — U.S. special envoy for climate John Kerry on Wednesday called on the world’s biggest polluters to make “key decisions” in the coming...

Cyprus, Israel, Greece sign deal on electric cable link

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NICOSIA, Cyprus — Plans to connect Israel, Cyprus and Greece with a 2,000 megawatt undersea electricity cable took a key step forward on Monday,...