Air quality

FILE - The Sept. 29, 2015 photo shows the street sign of the Dieselstrasse (Diesel Street) in Wolfsburg, Germany. The northern German city of Hamburg is going to ban older Diesel cars from two streets to combat air pollution. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber, file)
May 23, 2018 - 5:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — Some diesel cars will be banned in Hamburg to combat air pollution, officials of the northern German city said Wednesday. Parts of two streets in the city will be banned for older models of diesel cars and trucks starting Thursday next week, the German news agency dpa reported. The...
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A photographer records lava erupting from a fissure in Kapoho, Hawaii Monday, May 21, 2018. The eruption of Kilauea volcano in Hawaii sparked new safety warnings about toxic gas on the Big Island's southern coastline after lava began flowing into the ocean and setting off a chemical reaction. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
May 22, 2018 - 8:11 pm
PAHOA, Hawaii (AP) — The Latest on the eruption of Kilauea volcano on Hawaii's Big Island (all times local): 1:55 p.m. Scientists say sulfur dioxide emissions from Hawaii's Kilauea volcano have more than doubled since the current eruption began. The increase could boost volcanic smog known as vog,...
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May 15, 2018 - 1:39 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Auditors say federal regulators have stepped up the kind of testing that could have caught emissions-rigging by Volkswagen. The review by the Environmental Protection Agency's inspector general says the agency still needs to do more to keep automakers from duping it again on the...
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FILE-- In this Oct. 16, 2015 file photo a solar panel is installed on the roof of the Old Governor's Mansion State Historic Park in Sacramento, Calif. After extensive renovations, Gov. Jerry Brown and his wife, Anne Gust Brown moved into the mansion in late 2015, becoming the first chief executive to live in the home since Ronald Reagan in 1967. The California Energy Commission will take up a proposal, Wednesday, May 9, 2018 , to require solar panels on new residential homes and low-rise apartment buildings up to three starting in 2020. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, File)
May 09, 2018 - 5:12 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Jumping out ahead of the rest of the country, California on Wednesday moved to require solar panels on all new homes and low-rise apartment buildings starting in 2020. The new building standard — unanimously approved by the five-member California Energy Commission — would...
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May 06, 2018 - 2:11 pm
CAMARILLO, Calif. (AP) — The average price of regular-grade gasoline in the U.S. rose 7 cents a gallon over the past two weeks to $2.90, the 10th week straight of increases. Industry analyst Trilby Lundberg of the Lundberg Survey said Sunday that the jump marks the highest average price since...
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FILE - In this Jan. 19, 2017 file photo Martin Winterkorn, former CEO of the German car manufacturer 'Volkswagen', arrives for a questioning at an investigation committee of the German federal parliament in Berlin, Germany. VW spokesman Michael Brendel says the German automaker’s supervisory board is checking whether it can demand damage claims from former VW CEO Martin Winterkorn in connection with the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal. German newspaper Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung reported Sunday May 6, 2018 that Winterkorn could stand to lose his entire property in connection with the company’s investigation. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn, file)
May 06, 2018 - 11:14 am
BERLIN (AP) — Former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn may never see the inside of a courtroom in the United States in connection with the company's diesel emissions scandal. But his legal troubles are far from over. A VW spokesman says the German automaker's supervisory board is checking whether it...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2012 file picture Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn poses for the media prior to the company's annual press conference in Wolfsburg, Germany. A federal grand jury in Detroit has indicted former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn on charges stemming from the company's diesel emissions cheating scandal in a plot that prosecutors allege reached the top of the world's largest automaker. ( (AP Photo/Michael Sohn,file)
May 04, 2018 - 10:19 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — German prosecutors are saying their probe of former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn is ongoing and won't be affected by the charges brought against him in the United States. "We have taken account of the U.S. indictment, but it will not change our investigatory approach...
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FILE - In this Dec. 5, 2017 file photo, Indian workers clean discoloration on the Taj Mahal caused by environmental pollution in Agra, India. The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little green and yellow because of air pollution and swarms of insects, and India’s Supreme Court is not pleased. The court has ordered officials to create a plan to ensure the Taj Mahal is properly cared for, and report back by Wednesday, May 9. While officials are cleaning the Taj’s exterior with a special clay, the lawyer who brought the case to the court says not enough is being done.(AP Photo/Manish Swarup, File)
May 04, 2018 - 4:37 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The Taj Mahal, that shining white monument to love, is turning a little green and yellow, and India's Supreme Court is not pleased. The court earlier this week ordered officials to create a plan to ensure the Taj Mahal is properly cared for, and report back by Wednesday. Built by...
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Herbert Diess, CEO of the Volkswagen stock company, poses for the media prior to the shareholders' meeting in Berlin, Germany, Thursday, May 3, 2018. (AP Photo/Michael Sohn)
May 03, 2018 - 7:37 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen's new CEO, Herbert Diess, has vowed to build a more ethical culture after the company's diesel emissions scandal and outlined a new structure aimed at streamlining decision-making at the sprawling company. Diess said Thursday at the shareholder meeting that...
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In this Saturday, Nov. 5, 2016 file photo, a thick layer of smog covers Connaught Place, the heart of New Delhi, India. The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization gives India a dubious lead. Ten Indian cities lead the list of the 20 most polluted cities in the world. (AP Photo/Altaf Qadri, File)
May 03, 2018 - 3:39 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — The most recent air pollution data from the World Health Organization gives India a dubious lead. The world's ten most polluted cities are Indian. The air quality database for 2016 was released by WHO on Wednesday and showed that the north Indian industrial city of Kanpur had the...
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