Tag: Pollution

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...

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...

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:...

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...

Israel plans to tax disposable plastic in bid to reduce use

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JERUSALEM — Israel's government Monday put forward a plan to double taxes on single-use plastics in a bid to reduce the proliferation of the...

Experts: Europe floods shows need to curb emissions, adapt

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BRUSSELS — Just as the European Union was announcing plans to spend billions of euros to contain climate change, massive clouds gathered over Germany...