Air quality

FILE - In this Oct. 9, 2018 file photo exhaust pipes of a car are pictured in Berlin, Germany. The German government is putting pressure on the country’s automakers to fix diesel cars with excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of driving bans in major cities. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 29, 2018 - 8:42 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Air quality across Europe is slowly improving, but harmful emissions remain stubbornly high in some countries, according to a study released Monday by the European Environment Agency. The Copenhagen-based agency calculated that air pollution caused more than half a...
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FILE - This Jan. 25, 2010, file photo, shows a General Motors Co. logo during a news conference in Detroit. General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies’ sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM’s executive vice president of product development, said the company will propose that a certain percentage of nationwide sales be made up of vehicles that run on electricity or hydrogen fuel cells. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, File)
October 26, 2018 - 4:08 pm
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors says it will ask the federal government for one national gas mileage standard, including a requirement that a percentage of auto companies' sales be zero-emissions vehicles. Mark Reuss, GM's executive vice president of product development, said the company will propose...
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An Indian salesperson carries fire crackers at a shop ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights in Hyderabad, India, Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. Use of firecrackers is being discouraged by both the government and environmentalists as air pollution levels across India’s major cities reach alarming levels. (AP Photo /Mahesh Kumar A.)
October 26, 2018 - 2:42 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities have braced Friday for a major Hindu festival featuring massive fireworks that threatens to cloak New Delhi with more toxic smog and dust. The government's Central Pollution Control Board on...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:34 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG said Thursday that its net profit fell 21 percent in the third quarter as the company faced backlogs registering vehicles under new emissions rules and regulatory pressure over diesel emissions. Daimler's net profit fell to 1.76 billion euros ($...
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October 25, 2018 - 2:06 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler AG says net profit fell 21 percent in the third quarter as the company faced backlogs registering vehicles under new emissions rules. The company said Thursday that net profit fell to 1.76 billion euros ($2.01 billion) from 2.24 billion euros in...
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October 24, 2018 - 9:23 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A court in Stuttgart, Germany has ruled that Volkswagen's parent company must pay 47 million euros ($54 million) in damages to investors for not making a timely disclosure of its scandal over cars rigged to cheat on diesel emissions tests. The dpa news agency reported that...
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October 24, 2018 - 3:42 am
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has called on the country's auto industry to stop penny-pinching when it comes to fixing diesel cars with excessive emissions. Merkel's said late Tuesday that her government wants automakers to pay for hardware upgrades to cars affected by the diesel...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2013, file photo, a mining dumper truck hauls coal at Cloud Peak Energy's Spring Creek strip mine near Decker, Mont. The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military bases or other federal properties as transit points for shipments of U.S. coal and natural gas to Asia. (AP Photo/Matthew Brown, File)
October 15, 2018 - 5:24 pm
BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) — The Trump administration is considering using West Coast military installations or other federal properties to open the way for more U.S. fossil fuel exports to Asia in the name of national security and despite opposition from coastal states. The proposal was described to The...
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Peter Salovey, President of Yale University, right, welcomes Yale University Professor William Nordhaus, one of the 2018 winners of the Nobel Prize in economics, to the podium just before speaking about the honor Monday, Oct. 8, 2018, in New Haven, Conn. Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic analysis. (AP Photo/Craig Ruttle)
October 09, 2018 - 1:48 am
Advocates of taxing fossil fuels believe their position is stronger now because of an alarming new report on climate change and a Nobel Prize awarded to by two American economists, but neither development is likely to break down political resistance to a carbon tax. Previous alarms about global...
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FILE - In this Jan. 29, 2010 file photo, then Stanford Institute for Economic Policy Senior Fellow Paul Romer attends the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. Two researchers at American universities have been awarded the 2018 Nobel Prize for Economics. Yale University's William Nordhaus was named for integrating climate change into long term macroeconomic analysis and New York University's Paul Romer was awarded for factoring technological innovation into macroeconomics. (AP Photo/Virginia Mayo, File)
October 08, 2018 - 8:17 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — Two Americans won the Nobel Prize in economics on Monday for studying a pressing issue facing the global economy: how to deal with pollution and climate change and how to foster the innovation needed to tackle such problems. William Nordhaus of Yale University and Paul Romer of New...
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