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Experts: Everything points to another busy hurricane season

Batten down the hatches for another nasty hurricane season. Nearly every natural force and a bunch of human-caused ones — more than just climate change — have turned the last several...

VW pays millions in 'Dieselgate' settlement in Britain

Volkswagen on Wednesday said that it would pay 193 million British pounds (roughly €227 million, or $243 million) as part of an out-of-court settlement over the diesel emissions scandal that engu...

8 Midwest states seek permanent waiver to sell E15 gas

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Governors from eight Midwest states asked the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Thursday for a permanent waiver that will allow each state to continue selling ethanol-blende...

China promotes coal in setback for efforts to cut emissions

BEIJING (AP) — China is promoting coal-fired power as the ruling Communist Party tries to revive a sluggish economy, prompting warnings Beijing is setting back efforts to cut climate-changing carbon e...

Cleaner Earth: Healing ozone hole, less smog, more eagles

With climate change, plastic pollution and a potential sixth mass extinction, humanity has made some incredible messes in the world. But when people, political factions and nations ...

There's still a way to reach global goal on climate change

If nations do all that they’ve promised to fight climate change, the world can still meet one of two internationally agreed upon goals for limiting warming. But the planet is blowing past the other th...

India: How air pollution is affecting people in Delhi's slums

This week, authorities in India's capital New Delhi released a new plan of action to curb air pollution over the course of summer, as a severe heatwave bakes the city. The plan focuses on reduc...

Business Highlights: Inflation's jump, fertilizer crunch

___ US inflation jumped 8.5% in past year, highest since 1981 WASHINGTON (AP) — Inflation soared over the past year at its fastest pace in more than 40 years, with ...

Biden waiving ethanol rule in bid to lower gasoline prices

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Joe Biden is visiting corn-rich Iowa on Tuesday to announce he'll suspend a federal rule preventing the sale of higher ethanol blend gasoline this summer as his administrat...

No country met WHO air quality standards in 2021 - data

Not a single country managed to meet the World Health Organization's (WHO) air quality standard in 2021, a survey of pollution data in 6,475 cities showed on Tuesday, and smog even rebounded in so...

EPA plan would limit downwind pollution from power plants

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency is proposing a plan that would restrict smokestack emissions from power plants and other industrial sources that burden downwind areas with smog-c...

Biden restores California's power to set car emissions rules

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Biden administration is restoring California's authority to set its own tailpipe pollution standards for cars, reversing a Trump administration policy and likely ushering in stri...

Business Highlights: Wall Street slide, China trade

___ Biggest stock slide on Wall Street since ’20 as oil surges NEW YORK (AP) — Stocks fell sharply on Wall Street Monday after another big leap for oil prices threa...

EPA rule would make heavy trucks cut smog, soot pollution

DETROIT (AP) — The Biden administration is proposing stronger pollution regulations for new tractor-trailer rigs that would clean up smoky diesel engines and encourage new technologies during the next...

3 dead in crashes amid fog and smoke on I-95 in Florida

EDGEWATER, Fla. (AP) — Three people were killed in a series of crashes involving 17 vehicles early Thursday along a stretch of Interstate 95 in Florida where visibility was very low due to fog combine...