Air Pollution

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

West Virginia reaches $2.65M settlement with Volkswagen

May 1, 2018

West Virginia has reached a $2.65M settlement with Volkswagen AG and two of its affiliates for rigging diesel emissions technology to pass U.S. smog tests

California sues over plan to scrap car emission standards

May 1, 2018

California and 16 other states sued the Trump administration on Tuesday over its plans to scrap standards on vehicle greenhouse gas emissions, which help set gas mileage rules

The Latest: Brown pledges fierce fight on vehicle emissions

May 1, 2018

California Gov. Jerry Brown says the state's conflict with the Trump administration is "sharpening."

California, 16 other states sue to halt Trump administration plan to scrap vehicle emission standards over next decade

May 1, 2018

California, 16 other states sue to halt Trump administration plan to scrap vehicle emission standards over next decade

America's air isn't getting cleaner as fast as it used to

Apr 30, 2018

A new study finds that levels of a key ingredient in smog aren't falling as fast as they used to in the United States and may be leveling off

Smoke from Wisconsin refinery explosion poses health risk

Apr 27, 2018

An explosion and asphalt fire at a Wisconsin oil refinery sent huge plumes of smoke into the air that pollution experts said almost certainly contains large amounts of toxins

Profit slips at Volkswagen after accounting change

Apr 26, 2018

Profits have slipped at automaker Volkswagen in the first quarter due to a change in accounting rules, but sales increased and the company recorded no significant additional losses from its diesel emissions scandal


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