World Oct 26

Although trucks and vans comprise only 5 percent of vehicles on the road, they account for about 20 percent of greenhouse gas emissions in the U.S. transportation sector. Photo by Mike Blake/Reuters
EU Commission proposes tougher pollution restrictions

The European Union’s executive arm sought on Wednesday to toughen up pollution restrictions to ensure that harmful pollutants are eliminated by 2050 to potentially save the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.