Biden made an ambitious pledge to cut by at least one-half the damaging fumes that America is pumping out. Biden said the world faces “a moment of peril but a moment of opportunity.”…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Christina Larson, Matthew Daly, Associated Press
In our news wrap Wednesday, India set new high records with 2,000 deaths and 295,000 COVID-19 cases in 24 hours. Meanwhile, the United States reached 200 million vaccinations. There's word that President Joe Biden will pledge to cut U.S. greenhouse…
A top European court is forcing 33 governments to prove they are cutting emissions in line with the requirements of the 2015 Paris climate accord.
By Barry Hatton, Associated Press
The AP's findings run counter to statements in late June by Susan Bodine, EPA's assistant administrator for enforcement, who told lawmakers the pandemic was not causing "a significant impact on routine compliance, monitoring and reporting" and that industry wasn't widely…
By Ellen Knickmeyer, Cathy Bussewitz, John Flesher, Matthew Brown, Michael Casey, Associated Press
By Allison Aubrey, NPR
With more people staying at home, food waste has grown across the country. Even before the pandemic nearly $281 billion worth of food was thrown away. Special Correspondent Allison Aubrey reports on the aggressive effort by Denver, Colorado, to tackle…
U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and Environmental Protection Agency chief Gina McCarthy announced Tuesday that the German automaker would plead guilty to felony charges.
By Michael Biesecker and Tom Krishner, Associated Press
WASHINGTON — Volkswagen has disclosed to U.S. regulators that there is additional suspect software in its 2016 diesel models that would potentially help their exhaust systems run cleaner during government tests.
By PBS NewsHour
How did Volkswagen get caught rigging the emissions software of its diesel vehicles? William Brangham talks with John German of the International Council on Clean Transportation, one of the engineers who helped catch the automaker.
California's Air Resources Board on Friday approved updates to a key climate change rule that requires oil producers to cut carbon pollution from gasoline and diesel fuels by at least 10 percent by 2020. California is the only the second…
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