Tag: Air quality

Evacuation order lifted after chemical leak at Texas plant

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LA PORTE, Texas — An evacuation order has been lifted in an industrial area of a Houston-area city following a chemical release earlier in...

EXPLAINER: As wildlife smoke spreads, who’s at risk?

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BILLINGS, Mont. — Smoke from wildfires in the western U.S. and Canada is blanketing much of the continent, including thousands of miles away on...

EXPLAINER: What is fueling Russia’s ‘unprecedented’ fires?

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MOSCOW — Thousands of wildfires engulf broad expanses of Russia each year, destroying forests and shrouding territories in acrid smoke. ...

G20 environment ministers meet in Italy amid floods, fires

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NAPLES, Italy — With forest fires raging in the U.S. and Russia and floods devastating parts of Western Europe, environment and energy ministers from...

Merkel: No way back on German plan to end nuclear power use

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BERLIN — Chancellor Angela Merkel on Thursday defended her decision to end Germany's use of nuclear power next year, but acknowledged that it will...

Mercedes sketches out all-electric scenario by decade’s end

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FRANKFURT, Germany — Daimler AG's luxury car brand Mercedes-Benz says it is stepping up its transition to electric cars, doubling the planned share of...

Indiana issues air quality alert due to smoke from wildfires

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INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana's environmental agency issued a statewide air quality alert this week urging Hoosiers to slow down and take other steps as smoke...

Floods fuel climate debate in Germany’s election campaign

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LUETZERATH, Germany — As Germany reels from the deadliest inland floods in living memory, one word has been on the lips of leading politicians:...

Daimler: $4.3 billion quarterly profit despite chip shortage

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FRANKFURT, Germany — German auto maker Daimler reaped strong profits in the second quarter as demand for its Mercedes luxury cars continued to rebound...

Climate envoy says US, China must end world’s ‘suicide pact’

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LONDON — U.S. climate envoy John Kerry called on China to join America in urgently cutting greenhouse gas emissions and described the international alliances...