Air Pollution

Volkswagen shakes up management pay after diesel scandal

Dec 19, 2018

Volkswagen says it is changing the pay system for its senior management, dropping personal performance bonuses and increasing the extent to which the company's performance is reflected in variable pay

US: German company to plead guilty in VW emissions scheme

Dec 19, 2018

U.S. authorities say a German engineering company has agreed to plead guilty and pay $35 million for its role in the Volkswagen vehicle emissions scandal

Former VW CEO Winterkorn leaves Bayern supervisory board

Dec 18, 2018

German champion Bayern Munich says former Volkswagen chief executive Martin Winterkorn has left its supervisory board, three years after he resigned from the automaker amid its diesel emissions scandal

Talks adopt 'rulebook' to put Paris climate deal into action

Dec 17, 2018

U.S, China and nearly 200 other nations at U.N. climate talks agree on 'rulebook' for putting Paris accord into action

The Latest: UN climate talks agree on reporting emissions

Dec 16, 2018

Officials from around the world have agreed upon a set of rules to govern the 2015 Paris climate accord after two weeks of U.N. climate talks in Poland

Nations at UN climate talks back universal emissions rules

Dec 15, 2018

After two weeks of bruising negotiations, officials from almost 200 countries have agreed on universal, transparent rules that will govern efforts to cut emissions and curb global warming

Idaho test reactor is pivotal in US nuclear power strategy

Dec 15, 2018

A nuclear test reactor that can melt uranium fuel rods in seconds is running again after a near quarter-century shutdown as U.S. officials try to revamp a fading nuclear power industry with safer fuel designs and a new generation of power plants

California is first state to mandate zero-emission bus fleet

Dec 15, 2018

California is moving to eliminate fossil fuels from its fleet of 14,000 transit buses, enacting a first-in-the-nation mandate that will vastly increase the number of electric buses on the road

Alaska groups sue EPA to enforce clean air laws in Fairbanks

Dec 14, 2018

Three Alaska groups are suing the Environmental Protection Agency to demand it enforce the cleanup of polluted air around the state's second-largest city

No. 2 gas-producing state moves to curb air pollution

Dec 13, 2018

Pennsylvania, the No. 2 gas-producing state, is aiming to curb air pollution and greenhouse emissions from fields even as the Trump administration moves to relax federal requirements

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