Air pollution

Volunteers and policemen wear pollution masks and stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying obey odd and even, remove pollution, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Authorities in New Delhi are restricting the use of private vehicles on the roads under an "odd-even" scheme based on license plates to control vehicular pollution as the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 04, 2019 - 5:55 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The government restricted many private vehicles from taking to the roads of India's capital on Monday amid a public health crisis that has left New Delhi residents gasping and their eyes burning from toxic air pollution. The "odd-even" scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd...
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Volunteers and policemen wear pollution masks and stand at a busy crossing with the banner saying obey odd and even, remove pollution, in New Delhi, India, Monday, Nov. 4, 2019. Authorities in New Delhi are restricting the use of private vehicles on the roads under an "odd-even" scheme based on license plates to control vehicular pollution as the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 04, 2019 - 3:14 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — New Delhi restricted many private vehicles from the roads Monday to try to lessen pollution as people gasped and their eyes burned in toxic smog that exacerbated a public health crisis. The "odd-even" scheme will restrict private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving...
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Delhi's sky line is seen enveloped in smog and dust in New Delhi, India, Friday, Nov. 1, 2019. An expert panel in India's capital has declared a health emergency due to air pollution choking the city, with authorities ordering schools closed until Nov. 5. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
November 04, 2019 - 1:13 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi are restricting private vehicles from the roads on alternating days to control vehicular pollution as people in the national capital continues to gasp under toxic smog. The measure restricts private vehicles with odd-number license plates to driving on odd...
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German Chancellor Angela Merkel speaks with a driver of an electric vehicle at a metro station in New Delhi, India, Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. India and Germany agreed on Friday to enhance cooperation in tackling climate change, cybersecurity, skill development, artificial intelligence, energy security, civil aviation and defense production. The two countries signed several agreements, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi saying India is eager to benefit from Germany's expertise. (AP Photo/Shonal Ganguly)
November 03, 2019 - 9:56 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Sunday she wants to drastically increase the number of charging stations for electric cars in Germany to give consumers more confidence to switch over to electric from internal combustion engines. Speaking in her weekly video podcast, Merkel said...
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FILE- In this June 1, 2017 file photo, protesters gather outside the White House in Washington to protest President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw the Unites States from the Paris climate change accord. For more than two years President Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement. Starting Monday, he can finally do something about it. But the withdrawal process will take a year and doesn’t become official until the day after the 2020 presidential election. And if someone other than Trump wins in 2020, the next president can get back in the deal in just 30 days. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)
November 03, 2019 - 8:53 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — For more than two years President Donald Trump has talked about pulling the United States out of the landmark Paris climate agreement . Starting Monday he finally can do something about it. Even then, though, the withdrawal process takes a year and wouldn't become official until...
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November 01, 2019 - 10:08 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — The Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures agreed in June, a government agency said Friday. The Environmental Assessment Agency said in a report that the government's climate accord , will...
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November 01, 2019 - 8:13 am
AMSTERDAM (AP) — A Dutch government agency says the Netherlands is unlikely to reach its target of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 49% by 2030 despite a tough package of measures. The Environmental Assessment Agency said in a report Friday that the government's climate accord , agreed in June...
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Berkeley Unified School District employee Nikkya Harris, dressed as Okoye from Black Panther, waves at students of Washington Elementary during their annual Halloween Parade on Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019, in Berkeley, Calif. The school had considered holding the parade indoors if the air quality was questionable because of a massive wildfire in Northern California's wine country. For tens of thousands of children in California, the biggest monsters this Halloween are wildfires that have thrown trick-or-treating into disarray. (AP Photo/Liz Schultz)
October 31, 2019 - 6:28 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For tens of thousands of children in California, the biggest monsters this Halloween are wildfires that have thrown trick-or-treating into disarray. Nancy Metzger-Carter and her family have been in a San Francisco hotel since Saturday when a blaze in Sonoma County wine...
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In this Tuesday, Oct. 29, 2019, photo provided by Nancy Metzger-Carter, an employee at Love on Haight boutique in San Francisco's Haight-Ashbury neighborhood puts makeup on 11-year-old Baila Carter as her friend, 10-year-old Sabina Weidman looks on as part of her hippie costume for Halloween. Both girls' families had to evacuate their homes because of a wildfire. For tens of thousands of children in Northern California, the spookiest monster this Halloween is a massive wildfire that has thrown the tradition of trick-or-treating into disarray. (Nancy Metzger-Carter via AP)
October 31, 2019 - 2:32 pm
BERKELEY, Calif. (AP) — For tens of thousands of children in California, the biggest monsters this Halloween are wildfires that have thrown trick-or-treating into disarray. Nancy Metzger-Carter and her family have been in a San Francisco hotel since Saturday when a blaze in Sonoma County wine...
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Activists of the environment protection organisation 'Greenpeace' take part in a protest rally in front of the administrative court in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, Oct. 31, 2019. Three German farming families are taking Chancellor Angela Merkel to court, arguing that her government isn't doing enough to tackle climate change. The lawsuit that will be heard Thursday is the first attempt in Germany to hold authorities legally accountable for pledges they have made to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Slogan reads: 'You are sueing for everybody - we stay next to you'. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
October 31, 2019 - 10:36 am
BERLIN (AP) — A German court on Thursday threw out a lawsuit by three farming families arguing that Chancellor Angela Merkel's government isn't doing enough to tackle climate change. The suit was the first attempt in Germany to hold authorities legally accountable for pledges they have made to...
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