Air pollution

October 08, 2019 - 3:05 am
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — Brook trout have been discovered in a high-elevation Adirondack Mountain lake for the first time since the lake was declared fishless due to acid rain 32 years ago. The Department of Environmental Conservation says the breeding population of trout in Lake Colden in the High...
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Tractors driven by protesting farmers line up and block the road during a protest in The Hague, Netherlands, Tuesday, Oct. 1, 2019. Thousands of Dutch farmers headed to the city on Tuesday, many driving in slow-moving convoys of tractors that snarled traffic in the morning rush hour, for a national day of protest to demand more respect for their profession. (AP Photo/Mike Corder)
October 01, 2019 - 8:53 am
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Thousands of Dutch farmers massed in The Hague on Tuesday to demand more respect for their profession, many after driving in slow-moving tractor convoys that snarled traffic around the country. Farmers staged a national day of protest as the Netherlands wrestles with...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German prosecutors say they have charged Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess and chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, along with former CEO Martin Winterkorn, with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that erupted in 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
September 30, 2019 - 9:03 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court opened proceedings Monday in a landmark case in which some 470,000 consumers aim to establish a right to compensation from automaker Volkswagen for cars affected by the company's diesel emissions scandal. The case, brought by the Federation of German Consumer...
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FILE - In this Wednesday, Aug. 1, 2018 file photo, the logo of Volkswagen is seen on top of a company building in Wolfsburg, Germany. German prosecutors say they have charged Volkswagen chief executive Herbert Diess and chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch, along with former CEO Martin Winterkorn, with market manipulation in connection with the diesel emissions scandal that erupted in 2015. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
September 30, 2019 - 6:17 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court has opened proceedings in a landmark case in which some 470,000 consumers aim to establish a right to compensation from automaker Volkswagen for cars affected by the company's diesel emissions scandal. The case, brought by the Federation of German Consumer Organizations...
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September 26, 2019 - 6:29 am
BERLIN (AP) — German authorities say they have arrested two Pakistani men accused of being part of a criminal gang engaged in a large-scale tax scam involving emissions certificates. Prosecutors said Thursday that the 37 and 40-year-old men were arrested Tuesday at Frankfurt Airport after they flew...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 24, 2019 - 10:40 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10:40 p.m. New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern says that the ability of terrorism and climate change to reach across borders proves the need for leaders to respond with global solutions. Ardern's remarks Tuesday to the United Nations General Assembly gathering appeared...
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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the U.N. headquarters. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 24, 2019 - 10:24 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 10 p.m. Britain's prime minister avoided addressing the troubles facing him and instead used his speech at the U.N. General Assembly to warn about the perils of technology. But he says that with the right approach, humanity can deliver itself to a brighter future. In an oddly...
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, meets with United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres during the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, at U.N. headquarters, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
September 24, 2019 - 10:00 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — 9:50 P.M. Japan's prime minister wants to meet the leader of North Korea, Kim Jong Un. Shinzo Abe says he's "determined to meet Kim Jong Un myself face to face, without attaching any conditions." He says he wants Japan to normalize relations with North Korea "as well as...
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Polish President Andrzej Duda addresses the 74th session of the United Nations General Assembly, Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, at the United Nations headquarters. (AP Photo/Frank Franklin II)
September 24, 2019 - 8:37 pm
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Poland's president is championing his country's record on combating climate change after taking heat from France, whose leader recently suggested climate activists should "go protest in Poland." President Andrzej Duda used part of his U.N. General Assembly speech Tuesday to...
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FILE - In this April 22, 2014 file photo, drivers enter Sacramento on Highway 50 to come to a near stand still as traffic backs up in West Sacramento, Calif. The Trump administration's environmental battle with California intensified Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2019, as the Environmental Protection Agency warned the state that it could lose federal highway funds if it doesn't clean up its air. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
September 24, 2019 - 6:59 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The Trump administration on Tuesday blamed California's worst-in-the nation air quality on shoddy paperwork, calling on the state to overhaul its plans for cleaning up toxic smog or risk losing billions in federal road dollars. The government's warning is the latest battle...
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