Latest News about Air Pollution and Its Effects

As Britain exits the European Union, it steps away from leading environmental laws.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 2:00 pm

The United Kingdom’s decision to leave the European Union Friday took the world and its markets by surprise, as implications of what happens now that the second largest economy in Europe is poised to exit the E.U. loom with no clear answers in sight.

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‘Catastrophic’ California wildfires could erupt in ‘unprecedented’ 66 million dead trees.
Saturday June 25th 2016, 2:00 pm

An estimated 66 million dead trees in a six-county region of Southern California are a tinder box just waiting to be ignited, US officials say.

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Volkswagen to pay $10 billion to U.S. diesel owners.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Volkswagen will reportedly pay up to $7,000 apiece to owners of its diesel cars that were rigged to cheat U.S. emission standards under a $10 billion settlement that is scheduled to be submitted to a federal judge next week.

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House votes in favor of review to determine biosolids benefits.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The proposal directs the Legislative Budget and Finance Committee to review regulations regarding the beneficial use of biosolids, or municipal sewage sludge.

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California’s climate change agency just approved a $500 million plan — but there’s no money for it.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The state agency in charge of combating climate change signed off on a plan to get 100,000 clean cars on the road, limit pollution from heavy-duty trucks and replace outdated school buses.

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Volkswagen to pay $13.4 billion in US over emissions scandal: Source.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Volkswagen has agreed to pay $10 billion to settle a huge US civil case over its diesel emissions-cheating scandal, a person familiar with the negotiations said on Thursday.

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UK’s out vote is a ‘red alert’ for the environment.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

From the ‘red-tape’ slashing desires of the Brexiters to the judgment of green professionals, all indications are for weaker environmental protections.

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Oslo votes to slash emissions 95 percent by 2030.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Oslo city council will ban cars from its city centre by 2019 as it seeks to meet a new goal of wiping out practically all of its greenhouse gas emissions.

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Obama administration suffers through a losing streak.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

The legal battles over some of President Obama’s marquee environmental rules are far from over. But lately, the news hasn’t been good for the administration.

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Beijing has fallen: China’s capital sinking by 11cm a year, satellite study warns.
Friday June 24th 2016, 2:00 pm

Pumping of groundwater blamed for causing soil to collapse as development roars ahead above, with railways among infrastructure at risk, say scientists.

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Wind farm regulations meet turbulent response at general assembly.
Thursday June 23rd 2016, 2:00 pm

Proposed regulations on wind power facilities could effectively quash the development of the alternative energy source in Eastern North Carolina.

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