Air Pollution

Prosecutors charge former Audi boss in emissions scandal

Jul 31, 2019

German prosecutors have charged the former head of Volkswagen's luxury division Audi with fraud in connection with sales of diesel cars with software that enabled cheating on emissions tests

The Latest: Paris beats all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 C

Jul 25, 2019

Paris has beaten its all-time heat record, hitting 40.6 C (105.1 F) amid a heat wave breaking barriers across Europe. Authorities say the temperature is still rising.

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday

Investment report finds many companies wanting on climate

Jul 10, 2019

A report produced for some of the world's biggest institutional investors finds many companies in high-emission industries aren't doing enough to respond to climate change

23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze

Jul 9, 2019

Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 US governors sign a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards

The Latest: Dems want gun control, little consensus on how

Jun 28, 2019

Candidates in the Democratic presidential debate are echoing calls for greater gun control measures, though there was little consensus on how to be the most effective

Smoke from US wildfires boosting health risk for millions

Jun 25, 2019

Wildfires in the Western US are churning out waves of unhealthy smoke that scientists say will sweep across the continent to cause a spike in premature deaths as climate change makes the blazes worse

Report warns of major air pollution in Bosnian city of Tuzla

Jun 25, 2019

Environmental groups have called for urgent measures to combat air pollution in the central Bosnian city of Tuzla, saying dust concentration far exceeds legal limits and causes premature deaths

Latest: Oregon governor: Climate talks hinge on GOP return

Jun 24, 2019

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown says Senate Republicans broke their promise to Democrats by walking out over major climate legislation

Militia threat shuts down Oregon Statehouse amid walkout

Jun 22, 2019

The president of the Oregon Senate ordered the state Capitol to close on Saturday due to a "possible militia threat" from right-wing protesters as a walkout by Republican lawmakers over landmark climate legislation dragged on

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