Tag: Air pollution

EPA sets grants to restore ‘brownfields’ at blighted sites

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WASHINGTON — The Environmental Protection Agency on Tuesday announced more than $66 million in grants to 151 communities nationwide to assess and clean up...

French demonstrators demand more action on climate change

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PARIS — Thousands of demonstrators took to the streets of Paris and other French cities on Sunday to call for more ambitious measures in...

California proposes to steer new homes from gas appliances

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SAN FRANCISCO — California‚Äôs energy policy and planning agency wants to transition new homes away from gas-powered appliances. ...

Red meat politics: GOP turns culture war into a food fight

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DES MOINES, Iowa — Conservatives last week gobbled up a false news story claiming President Joe Biden planned to ration red meat. Colorado Rep....

Carbon emissions from energy dropped 10% in the EU last year

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BRUSSELS — Carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuel combustion dropped 10% in the European Union last year amid the coronavirus pandemic, according to estimates...

Germany aims for net zero emissions by 2045, 5 years early

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BERLIN — Officials in Germany proposed Wednesday accelerating the plans to cut the country's greenhouse gas emissions by setting a new goal of reaching...

EPA rule to phase out gases used in refrigerators, coolants

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WASHINGTON — In the first Biden administration rule aimed at combatting climate change, the Environmental Protection Agency is proposing to phase down production and...

Public transit hopes to win back riders after crushing year

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WASHINGTON — Taking the Los Angeles Metro for his first trip in months, Brad Hudson felt a moment of normalcy when the train rolled...

Germany pledges to adjust climate law after court verdict

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BERLIN — The German government on Friday announced that it will swiftly adjust its law aiming to curb climate change, after the country's top...

NOT REAL NEWS: A look at what didn’t happen this week

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A roundup of some of the most popular but completely untrue stories and visuals of the week. None of these are legit, even though...