Environmental concerns

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 automaker Volkswagen reports its third quarter earnings on Tuesday, Oct. 30. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
October 30, 2018 - 7:01 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen saw net profit more than double in the third quarter even as sales fell due to delays certifying vehicles for new emissions tests. Profit rose to 2.76 billion euros ($3.14 billion) from an adjusted figure of 1.07 billion in the same period last year. Sales...
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October 29, 2018 - 11:09 pm
BEIJING (AP) — China says it will allow trading in products made from endangered tigers and rhinos under "special circumstances," reversing a previous ban and bringing condemnation from conservation groups. A notice from the Cabinet issued Monday avoided mentioning any change in the law, saying...
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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 - 2:55 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — With the air quality reduced to "very severe" in the Indian capital region, authorities are bracing 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 Friday...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2013 file photo Dieter Zetsche, Chairman of the Board of Management of Daimler AG, Head of Mercedes-Benz Cars speaks at media previews for the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Automaker Daimler, maker of Mercedes-Benz cars, announces third quarter earnings Thursday, Oct. 25, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
October 25, 2018 - 4:42 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German automaker Daimler said Thursday that net profit fell 21 percent in the third quarter as the company faced backlogs registering vehicles under new emissions rules and costs rose due to regulatory pressure over diesel emissions. Daimler's net profit fell to 1.76...
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FILE - This March 9, 2010, file photo shows a tanker truck passing the Chevron oil refinery in Richmond, Calif. Federal officials say Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a nearly $3 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations the company violated pollution laws. The U.S. Department of Justice announced the agreement Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2018. (AP Photo/Paul Sakuma, File)
October 24, 2018 - 7:57 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Federal officials said Wednesday that Chevron Corp. has agreed to pay a nearly $3 million fine and spend $160 million on environmental improvements and upgrading oil refineries to resolve allegations the company violated pollution laws. The U.S. Department of Justice said the...
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This illustration provided by Carbon Engineering in October 2018 shows one of the designs of the company's air contactor assemblies to remove carbon dioxide from the atmosphere. Carbon Engineering acting chief scientist David Keith, a Harvard University professor, said “in the long-term, carbon removal will make sense to reduce atmospheric carbon burden, but only once emissions have been brought near zero. The idea that humanity might continue huge fossil emissions while simultaneously balancing them with removal is nutty _ you plug the leaks before bailing the boat.” (Carbon Engineering via AP)
October 24, 2018 - 2:09 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The nation needs to ramp up efforts to suck heat-trapping gases out of the air to fight climate change, a new U.S. report said. The report Wednesday from the National Academy of Sciences says technology to do so has gotten better, and climate change is worsening. By mid-century,...
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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 24, 2018 - 10:10 am
BERLIN (AP) — The German government is putting pressure on the country's automakers to fix their diesel cars that have excessive emissions, in a bid to placate drivers angered by the prospect of diesel driving bans in major cities. Chancellor Angela Merkel's Cabinet agreed upon a series of measures...
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October 24, 2018 - 10:04 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A court in 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 the...
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FILE - In this Aug. 1, 2017 file photo the brand logo of German car maker BMW is photographed on a car in Berlin. BMW said it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
October 23, 2018 - 8:13 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire. BMW said Tuesday that in some diesel vehicles coolant could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module, part of the emissions...
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FILE - In this July 18, 2018, file photo, lawyers and youth plaintiffs lineup behind a banner after a hearing before Federal District Court Judge Ann Aiken between lawyers for the Trump Administration and the so called Climate Kids in Federal Court in Eugene, Ore. The U.S. government is trying once again to block a major climate change lawsuit days before young activists are set to argue at trial that the government has violated their constitutional rights by failing to take action climate change. On Thursday, Oct. 18, 2018, the Justice Department for a second time this year asked the U.S. Supreme Court to dismiss the case. The high court in July denied the request as premature. (Chris Pietsch/The Register-Guard via AP, File)
October 22, 2018 - 8:03 pm
SEATTLE (AP) — Young activists who are suing the U.S. government in a high-profile climate change lawsuit say the case poses important constitutional questions that should be fully evaluated at trial next week. The 21 young people issued a response Monday after the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily...
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