Tag: Air pollution

Last dash: German lawmakers pass climate, crime bills

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BERLIN — German lawmakers approved bills setting tougher targets for tackling climate change, new rules on second trials for serious crimes and measures to...

Boom in Native American oil complicates Biden climate push

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NEW TOWN, N.D. — On oil well pads carved from the wheat fields around Lake Sakakawea, hundreds of pump jacks slowly bob to extract...

In break with Trump, House GOP forms group on climate change

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WASHINGTON — Utah Rep. John Curtis says he's tired of hearing that Republicans — his party colleagues — don't care about climate change or...

Experts: UK is losing race to adapt to climate change

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LONDON — Britain is losing the race to adapt to the inevitable effects of climate change, including worsening heat and floods, a government-appointed panel...

Swiss vote on whether to hike taxes to fight climate change

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GENEVA — Swiss voters are casting ballots in a referendum on a proposed “carbon dioxide law” that would hike fees and taxes on fuels...

From vaccine sharing to climate, G-7 talks yield agreements

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FALMOUTH, England — The Group of Seven wealthy democracies have wrapped up their first face-to-face summit in two years at a seaside resort in...

5 Poles sue government seeking faster steps on gas emissions

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WARSAW, Poland — A Polish environmental group says five members of the public are separately taking the government to court this month, to demand...

Former VW boss to pay firm $13 million over diesel scandal

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Volkswagen said Wednesday that former CEO Martin Winterkorn has agreed to pay 11.2 million euros ($13.6 million) in compensation for what...

Eying deal, GM softens on tough standards for car pollution

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DETROIT — The nation's largest automaker said Wednesday it can support greenhouse gas emissions limits that other car manufacturers negotiated with California — if...

Carbon dioxide levels hit 50% higher than preindustrial time

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The annual peak of global heat-trapping carbon dioxide in the air has reached another dangerous milestone: 50% higher than when the industrial age began....