- Polish minister: Country against further gas emission cuts Updated: Nov-25-15 12:20 pm
WARSAW, Poland - Poland's new environment minister said Wednesday he is against further cuts in carbon gas emissions, a key topic during climate talks next week in Paris.
- Alaska wants Fairbanks area split into 2 air quality zones Updated: Nov-25-15 11:40 am
FAIRBANKS, Alaska - The state of Alaska is calling on the federal government to split Fairbanks and North Pole into separate smoke pollution non-attainment areas.
- VW to offer quick fix for diesel engines in Europe Updated: Nov-25-15 7:56 am
BERLIN - Volkswagen says it will take less than an hour to bring 1.6 and 2.0 liter turbodiesel engines in Europe into line with emissions rules.
- Obama to meet with leaders of China, India at climate summit Updated: Nov-24-15 4:01 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama is hoping to generate early momentum for international climate talks in Paris next week by holding one-on-one meetings there with the leaders of China and India.
- German execs remain optimistic despite Paris attacks Updated: Nov-24-15 4:29 am
BERLIN - A closely watched survey suggests that German executives remain unfazed by the recent attacks in France or the emissions-rigging scandal at Volkswagen.
- Voter initiatives seek higher use of renewable electricity Updated: Nov-22-15 2:50 pm
HELENA, Montana - A retired clergyman and an attorney want Montana voters to pass a law requiring power companies to buy and sell more renewable energy to reduce the amount of carbon dioxide - a gas tied to climate change - in the atmosphere.
- AG asks state Supreme Court to dismiss governor's complaint Updated: Nov-20-15 11:54 pm
DENVER - Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman asked the state Supreme Court on Friday to dismiss Gov. John Hickenlooper's complaint about lawsuits she filed without his permission.
- UN official: Over 120 leaders to attend Paris climate summit Updated: Nov-20-15 10:50 pm
UNITED NATIONS - The attacks in Paris are affecting crucial climate change talks in the French capital starting later this month, but more than 120 world leaders strongly support the conference and have confirmed they will attend, a senior U.N. official said Friday.
- EPA says VW cheating software is on more vehicles Updated: Nov-20-15 8:06 pm
WASHINGTON - Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal widened Friday after the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said the German automaker used software to cheat on pollution tests on more six-cylinder diesel vehicles than originally thought.
- Judge denies Washington kids' petition on climate change Updated: Nov-20-15 5:52 pm
SEATTLE - A judge has denied an appeal by eight young activists who petitioned Washington state to adopt stricter science-based regulations to protect them against climate change.
- The Latest: US says more cars included in VW diesel cheating Updated: Nov-20-15 1:41 pm
BERLIN - The latest developments in Volkswagen's emissions scandal. All times local:
- Volkswagen cutting investments, to present US engine fixes Updated: Nov-20-15 9:08 am
WOLFSBURG, Germany - Volkswagen will cut its spending by 1 billion euros ($1.07 billion) next year and "strictly prioritize" investments as it shores up its finances to deal with its emissions-rigging scandal, CEO Matthias Mueller said Friday after a board meeting.
- Refinery agrees to pay $1.2M in settlement with feds Updated: Nov-19-15 6:47 pm
SALT LAKE CITY - An oil refinery company with operations in Utah has agreed to pay a $1.2 million as part of a settlement with federal regulators over the emission of hazardous air pollutants.
- VW has only a few costly options to fix polluting diesels Updated: Nov-19-15 5:03 pm
DETROIT - When Volkswagen submits a plan to fix emissions-cheating diesel engines on Friday, it will have only two options for most of the cars.
- Republican leader renews call for ODOT director to resign Updated: Nov-19-15 9:45 am
SALEM, Oregon - Senate Republican Leader Ted Ferrioli again called on the director of the state Department of Transportation to resign, saying the agency's blunders helped end an effort to repeal and replace a controversial environmental law in June.
- Iowa health department says soy plant emissions not a threat Updated: Nov-19-15 8:12 am
DES MOINES, Iowa - The Iowa Department of Public Health says residents and businesses near a Des Moines soy processing plant face no health threat from the facility's emissions.
- Germany's largest trade union opening US office with UAW Updated: Nov-18-15 6:52 pm
NASHVILLE, Tennessee - Germany's largest trade union is opening a joint office with the United Auto Workers in Tennessee to promote labor issues at German automakers and suppliers in the southern United States.
- Washoe County launches stove swap program to cut pollution Updated: Nov-18-15 12:26 pm
RENO, Nevada - The Washoe County Health District is offering $1,000 for old stoves in an effort to reduce air pollution.
- Courting business, Obama presses for climate action in Asia Updated: Nov-18-15 8:49 am
MANILA, Philippines - Aggressive action to fight climate change will be a boon for businesses in Asia and beyond, President Barack Obama is asserting as he reaches for a global climate change agreement he hopes will burnish his environmental legacy.
- VW offers diesel owners $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers Updated: Nov-09-15 11:07 pm
DETROIT - Volkswagen is offering $1,000 in gift cards and vouchers as a goodwill gesture to owners of small diesel-powered cars involved in an emissions cheating scandal.
- Analysis: Polarized politics dictated Obama Keystone call Updated: Nov-09-15 1:06 pm
WASHINGTON - President Barack Obama's decision to block the Keystone XL oil pipeline has exposed an endlessly polarized Washington, and likely hardened its divides.
- New York finds Peabody climate statements misleading Updated: Nov-09-15 12:21 pm
ALBANY, New York - Peabody Energy, the world's biggest private-sector coal company, violated New York laws with misleading statements to investors and the public about the financial risks from climate change and potential regulatory responses, New York's attorney general said Monday.
- UK: In 1st, global temps average could be 1 degree C higher Updated: Nov-09-15 11:37 am
STOCKHOLM - This year is on track to be a record 1 degree Celsius (1.8 degrees Fahrenheit) hotter than the 19th-century average, hitting a symbolic milestone in the temperature rise that scientists blame mostly on human activities, Britain's weather service said Monday.
- Greenpeace targets Volkswagen over emissions scandal Updated: Nov-09-15 7:11 am
BERLIN - Environmental activists protested outside the main entrance to Volkswagen headquarters in Wolfsburg, unfurling a banner reading "Das Problem" - a play on the carmaker's marketing slogan "Das Auto."
- China promises action on climate ahead of Paris talks Updated: Nov-09-15 2:56 am
BEIJING - China has changed course and emerged as a leader in curbing greenhouse gas emissions six years after it was accused of obstructing the last high-level climate talks in Copenhagen.