Air Pollution

Australian state leader intervenes to approve coal mine

May 22, 2019

An Australian state government leader has intervened to fast-track a proposed coal mine days after voters rejected tougher action to curb greenhouse gas emissions in a federal election

The Latest: Trump congratulates Morrison, reaffirms alliance

May 19, 2019

President Donald Trump has spoken by phone with Prime Minister Scott Morrison of Australia to congratulate him on his conservative coalition's surprise election victory

Leaders campaign until the end of Australian election day

May 18, 2019

Political leaders are continuing frenetic 11th-hour campaigning as Australians vote at an election likely to deliver the nation's sixth prime minister in as many years

Trump administration pulls $1B from California rail project

May 17, 2019

The Trump administration is canceling nearly $1 billion in federal money for California's high-speed rail project

Jay Inslee touts $9 trillion climate plan as economic boom

May 16, 2019

Democratic presidential candidate Jay Inslee is pitching a $9 trillion climate action plan that he touts as an economic renaissance and scientific necessity

Germany's Merkel edges closer to Macron on 2050 climate plan

May 14, 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel says she would like to join other European countries in aiming to eliminate virtually all greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, but the goal needs to be achievable

NYC mayor says he'll decide this week on presidential run

May 13, 2019

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says he'll announce this week whether he's running for president

Report: Air quality harmed as Texas oil production booms

May 9, 2019

An environmental group says the booming production of oil and natural gas in West Texas is coming at a cost to residents who are regularly exposed to unhealthy levels of air pollution

BMW profit hit by anti-trust case, spending on technology

May 7, 2019

BMW lost money making cars in the first quarter as its automotive division was hit by a 1.4 billion-euro ($1.6 billion) set-aside for an EU anti-trust fine and by costs for new technology and factories

Southern German city declares 'climate emergency'

May 3, 2019

A city in southern Germany has become the first in the country to declare a "climate emergency," following similar moves in Canada, Britain and Switzerland

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