Air pollution

FILE - In this April 29, 2010 file photo, a pair of coal trains idle on the tracks near Dry Fork Station, a coal-fired power plant being built by the Basin Electric Power Cooperative near Gillette, Wyo. Ten teams competing to make money from carbon dioxide pollution will share $5 million in prize money and advance to the final round of an international competition. Five of the finalists will compete to make use of actual flue gases from this Wyoming plant. The other five will compete at a gas-fired power plant in Alberta, Canada. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
April 09, 2018 - 10:52 am
CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) — A $20 million international competition to make profitable products from a gas that otherwise would contribute to global warming has entered its final stretch. The 10 finalists in the contest sponsored by a U.S. energy company and a group of Canadian oil sands producers have...
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March 30, 2018 - 1:29 pm
DETROIT (AP) — The Trump administration is expected to announce that it will roll back automobile gas mileage and pollution standards that were a pillar in the Obama administration's plans to combat climate change. It's not clear whether the announcement will include a specific number, but current...
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Sen. John Barrasso, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt and Sen. Mike Enzi talk to the press after a tour of the Black Thunder Coal Mine outside of Wright, Wyo., Thursday, Mar. 29, 2018. (Josh Galemor/The Casper Star-Tribune via AP)
March 29, 2018 - 6:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The head of the Environmental Protection Agency lived in a Capitol Hill condominium linked to a prominent Washington lobbyist whose firm represents a roster of fossil fuel companies. ABC News first reported Thursday that EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt had been living in a building...
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March 29, 2018 - 9:11 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is trying to reassure its German customers that they can trade in their new diesel car if it is banned from the road by cities trying to meet air pollution limits. The company said Thursday that the guarantee applies to new cars bought from a Volkswagen dealer...
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March 29, 2018 - 8:17 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is seeking to reassure German customers that they can trade in their new diesel auto if the car is banned from the road by cities trying to meeting air pollution limits. The company said Thursday that the guarantee applies to new cars bought from a Volkswagen...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:17 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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March 21, 2018 - 8:12 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — Declines in coal power plant construction in China, India and the U.S. are projected to push the heavily-polluting fuel over the edge— but not fast enough to meet international climate change goals, environmental groups said Wednesday. Coal's dominance as the fuel of choice...
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FILE - In this Dec. 7, 2009, file photo, demonstrators block the main entrance of Chevron Corp. in San Ramon, Calif. A federal judge presiding over lawsuits accusing big oil companies of lying about global warming is turning his courtroom into a classroom. U.S. District Judge William Alsup has asked lawyers for two California cities and five of the world's largest oil and gas companies to come to court on Wednesday, March 21, 2018, to present "the best science now available on global warming." (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
March 21, 2018 - 7:15 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — There were no test tubes or Bunsen burners, but a courtroom turned into a science classroom Wednesday for a U.S. judge considering lawsuits that accuse big oil companies of lying about the role of fossil fuels in the Earth's warming environment. Leading researchers taught U.S...
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FILE - In this Feb. 13, 2018, file photo, part of President Donald Trump's 160-page budget summary for fiscal year 2019 that deals with the Environmental Protection Agency and that mentions the term "Climate Change" is photographed in Washington. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam on Monday, March 12, 2018, ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to complete the designations by the end of April. The term "Climate Change" is only mentioned once in the name of a science program marked for elimination at the EPA. (AP Photo/Jon Elswick, File)
March 12, 2018 - 6:01 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The Trump administration violated federal law when it failed to meet a deadline to identify all parts of the U.S. that don't meet air quality standards for smog, a federal judge ruled on Monday. U.S. District Judge Haywood Gilliam ordered the U.S. Environmental Protection...
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March 10, 2018 - 3:59 am
BEIJING (AP) — One of China's biggest cities has imposed curbs on traffic and factories due to a spike in air pollution and told elderly people and children to stay indoors. The government of Tianjin, a port city of 15.5 million people east of Beijing, said half its cars will be barred from the...
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