SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — U.S. environmental officials approved a plan by the state of Utah for new pollution controls on coal-fired power plants aimed at reducing haze near two of the state's famous...
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel has welcomed China's plan to be carbon-neutral by 2060, contrasting it with the U.S. failure to abide by the goals of the landmark 2015 Paris climate...
UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060.
Xi's announcement during a speech Tuesday to the U.N....
ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico stands to have some of the most expansive rules for addressing methane and other emissions from the oil and gas industry after many meetings with industry...
BRUSSELS (AP) — Amid fierce criticism from environmental activists, the European Commission unveiled plans Wednesday for its first ever climate law, which will act as the basis of the European...
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Maryland could begin replacing old diesel and hybrid state-operated transit buses with electric and zero-emission ones no earlier than July 2022 if a bill passes the General...
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of lawmakers plans to push ahead with legislation in the next session to reduce Vermont's carbon emissions.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A group of lawmakers plans to push ahead with legislation in the next session to reduce the state’s carbon emissions.
AUGUSTA, Maine (AP) — Maine’s governor has signed an executive order requiring the state to step up investing in energy efficiency, renewable energy and emissions reductions.
FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky officials say five school districts will receive $231,237 to reduce diesel emissions from their school bus fleets.
ALBANY, N.Y. (AP) — In a story April 7 about legislation known as the Climate and Community Protection Act, The Associated Press erroneously reported the bill's timetable for emissions reductions....
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Automaker BMW says it is expanding a recall to cover 1.6 million vehicles worldwide due to possible fluid leaks that could result in a fire.
BMW said Tuesday that in some diesel vehicles coolant could leak from the exhaust gas recirculation module, part of the emissions reduction system. The leaks could combine with soot at high temperatures and lead to a fire.
FAIRBANKS, Alaska (AP) — The Fairbanks borough has commissioned a $458,000 chimney smoke scrubber testing program as it look for ways to improve air quality.
The Fairbanks Daily News-Miner reports the Fairbanks North Star Borough voted unanimously in favor of the testing Thursday following overwhelming testimony on smoke scrubbing technology.
BERLIN (AP) — German Chancellor Angela Merkel is making clear that she opposes setting new, more ambitious European emissions reduction targets for 2030. She says the continent needs to concentrate on fulfilling the aims it has already set.
The European Union wants to achieve a 40 percent cut in greenhouse gas emissions from 1990 levels by 2030. Last week, EU climate chief Miguel Arias Canete told Germany's dpa news agency that he plans to propose increasing that to 45 percent.
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — A new report is recommending ways Vermont can decrease greenhouse gas emissions while also encouraging economic growth.
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — The Environmental Protection Agency said Friday that it plans to deny Maryland and Delaware petitions seeking emissions reductions from power plants in five upwind states.
The petitions sought to reduce emissions of ozone-forming nitrogen dioxide from power plants in Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio, Pennsylvania and West Virginia.
DETROIT (AP) — A Detroit nonprofit has been awarded a $1 million federal grant to help reduce diesel emissions from heavy-duty trucks and city-owned utility equipment.
The Environmental Protection Agency says Southwest Detroit Environmental Vision will use the funds to implement projects with several partners that have committed to accelerate replacement of pre-2007 diesel trucks.
MILAN (AP) — The CEOs of Italian-American carmaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles SpA and Italian energy giant ENI have agreed to jointly develop technologies to reduce carbon emissions from vehicles.
The companies signed the agreement Tuesday in Rome with Premier Paolo Gentiloni that broadly focus on technologies related to compressed natural gas and liquefied natural gas - alternative fuels in which Italy has long been a market leader.
CHICAGO (AP) — The mayor of Chicago says the city will host a climate summit for North American cities this fall.
Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Wednesday said Chicago would partner on the summit with the Global Covenant of Mayors for Climate and Energy , an alliance of more than 7,400 cities and governments from the U.S., Canada and Mexico that have committed to reducing carbon emissions as outlined in the Paris climate accord.
HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy says Connecticut will join a group of states committed to upholding the Paris climate agreement, despite President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from the international pact involving nearly 200 nations.
The Democrat said Friday that Connecticut is "a national leader in combatting climate change" and it has no intention of slowing efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Three Democratic governors said Thursday they won't let the United States back away from a commitment to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, despite President Donald Trump decision to withdraw from an international pact.
"This is an insane move by this president," California Gov. Jerry Brown said, blasting the decision as "deviant behavior from the highest office in the land."
SEATTLE (AP) — Eight children asked a judge to find Washington in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming.
The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge Tuesday to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.
SEATTLE (AP) — Eight children asked a Seattle judge Tuesday to find Washington state in contempt for failing to adequately protect them and future generations from the harmful effects of climate change, part of a nationwide effort by young people to try to force action on global warming.
The petitioners, between 12 and 16 years old, asked a state judge to step in and require the state Department of Ecology to come up with science-based numeric emissions reductions.