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Volkswagen fined $1.2 billion in Germany over diesel scandal

Jun 13, 2018

Automaker Volkswagen says it's being fined 1 billion euros ($1.18 billion) by German authorities in connection with the diesel emissions scandal

German prosecutors investigate Audi CEO in emissions case

Jun 11, 2018

German prosecutors say they have expanded their probe into manipulation of emissions controls at Volkswagen's Audi division to include Audi's CEO, Rupert Stadler

Pennsylvania to require gas drillers to reduce air pollution

Jun 7, 2018

Democratic Gov. Tom Wolf's administration will begin enforcing tougher new air pollution standards on the state's booming natural gas industry

Hamburg becomes 1st German city to impose limited diesel ban

May 31, 2018

Drivers of older diesel-powered trucks are banned from using two road sections in Hamburg, the first German city to implement such a ban

Current lava flows are hottest, fastest of latest eruption

May 31, 2018

The hottest and fastest-moving lava of Kilauea volcano's latest eruption spread across new parts of the Big Island Wednesday, forcing officials to order evacuations in two coastal neighborhoods

Besides lava and ash, Hawaii volcano is pumping out 'vog'

May 28, 2018

A volcano on Hawaii's Big Island is creating "vog," or volcanic smog.

Emails show cooperation among EPA, climate-change deniers

May 26, 2018

Newly released emails show senior political appointees at the Environmental Protection Agency working closely with a think-tank that dismisses warnings of climate change

Volcanic ash swamps Hawaii school, turning tennis court gray

May 26, 2018

A small, rural school on Hawaii's Big Island is covered in a gritty, gray layer of ash from an erupting volcano

The Latest: 3 lava flows now reaching ocean off Hawaii

May 25, 2018

Three lava flows from an erupting volcano are now flowing into the ocean off Hawaii's Big Island

German officials order recall of Mercedes diesel vans

May 24, 2018

Automaker Daimler says it is being told to recall models of its Mercedes-Benz Vito delivery van by Germany's motor vehicle authority, which has ruled that the vehicle's emissions controls do not meet legal requirements

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