Air Pollution

Trump to allow year-round sales of high-ethanol gas

May 8, 2018

President Donald Trump will allow year-round sales of renewable fuel with blends of 15 percent ethanol

Average price of US gas jumps 7 cents, to $2.90 a gallon

May 6, 2018

The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. rose 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.90, the 10th week straight of increases

VW board eyes damage claims against former CEO Winterkorn

May 6, 2018

A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal

Mexico City's new air pollution woe: pipeline geysers

May 4, 2018

Mexico City's stubborn air pollution problem has a new cause: gasoline and diesel spewing from illegal taps drilled into government pipelines to steal fuel

US charges don't change German probe of ex-Volkswagen CEO

May 4, 2018

Germany prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won't be affected by the charges brought against him in the United States

With Taj Mahal turning a bit green, Indian court gets mad

May 4, 2018

The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little green and yellow because of air pollution and swarms of insects, and India's Supreme Court is not pleased

US indictment alleges top VW exec knew of emissions cheating

May 3, 2018

A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal

Volkswagen's new CEO promises a more ethical culture

May 3, 2018

New Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess has vowed to press ahead with building a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new, six-part structure aimed at streamlining decision-making at the sprawling company

10 Indian cities top WHO list of most polluted in the world

May 3, 2018

India has a dubious lead in WHO's air pollution data, with 10 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world in the most recent list

Arizona AG announces $40M VW consumer fraud settlement

May 2, 2018

Arizona's Attorney General Mark Brnovich has announced a $40 million settlement with Volkswagen over claims in a nationwide emissions cheating scandal


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