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Volkswagen sees profit rise but warns on trade disputes

Aug 1, 2018

Volkswagen says its earnings rose in the second quarter on record sales and fatter profit margins. But it also warned that "growing protectionism" is a threat to the globally connected car industry.

On nature's side: Vegan soccer club is now carbon neutral

Jul 31, 2018

An English soccer team has become the first professional sports team in the world to be certified carbon-neutral by the United Nations.

Daimler earnings hit by trade tensions, emissions rules

Jul 26, 2018

German automaker Daimler AG says its net profit fell 27 percent in the second quarter to 1.8 billion euros, from 2.5 billion euros a year earlier

Jailed Audi chief seeks release pending German fraud probe

Jul 19, 2018

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is seeking his release from jail during an ongoing investigation of suspected fraud as part of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

Study: National parks get fewer visits when pollution rises

Jul 18, 2018

Researchers say pollution levels in some U.S. national parks are similar to cities like New York and Los Angeles and are leading people to avoid visiting

Trump administration seeks to stop 'climate kids' lawsuit

Jul 17, 2018

The Trump administration is trying to stop a lawsuit filed by young activists who say the government is failing to protect them from climate change

EPA proposal to limit science studies draws opposition

Jul 17, 2018

Democratic lawmakers are joining scientists in denouncing an industry-backed proposal to dramatically limit what kind of science the Environmental Protection Agency can consider

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials

Jul 12, 2018

Editorial Roundup: Excerpts from recent editorials in newspapers in the U.S. and abroad

California meets greenhouse gas reduction goal years early

Jul 12, 2018

Officials say California greenhouse gas emissions have fallen below 1990 levels, putting the state well on its way toward meeting long-term goals to fight climate change

Pollution controls help red spruce rebound from acid rain

Jul 11, 2018

Scientists find red spruce trees rebounding from acid rain with help from pollution controls, changing climate

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