Environment

BERLIN (Reuters) – The European Commission is examining whether German automakers colluded in systems they used to clean exhaust emissions as part of investigations triggered by the Volkswagen scandal, the Handelsblatt daily reported on Thursday. Without citing its sources, the newspaper said the EU competition authorities are looking into the suspicion of collusion due to
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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump’s administration on Wednesday touted its effort to roll back federal regulations by targeting a range of government rules ranging from a “paperwork burden on outdoor enthusiasts” to plans to regulate oil and gas development on Indian reservations. The White House Office of Management and Budget plans to release a
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – Lawmakers in California’s Democratic-controlled senate voted by a slim margin on Monday to extend the state’s cap-and-trade program for another decade, sending the bill to their colleagues in the assembly for approval. Democrats hold a supermajority in both houses of California’s legislature but passage of the cap-and-trade extension has been complicated
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FRANKFURT (Reuters) – Germany is considering “effective measures” to cut pollution from diesel engines, the transport ministry said on Saturday, reacting to a media report saying planned goals were unambitious. German magazine Der Spiegel reported that, after pressure from the auto industry, Berlin was planning to allow car makers to shut off emission control technology
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LONDON (Reuters) – One of the biggest icebergs on record has broken away from Antarctica, scientists said on Wednesday, creating an extra hazard for ships around the continent as it breaks up. The one trillion tonne iceberg, measuring 5,800 square km, calved away from the Larsen C Ice Shelf in Antarctica sometime between July 10
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More than 6,000 firefighters were battling at least 15 large wildfires across California on Tuesday, prompting evacuations as high temperatures and dried out vegetation fueled dozens of blazes in the Western United States, fire officials said. Hundreds of people have been ordered to evacuate the remote canyons affected by the largest blaze, the Alamo Fire,
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JOHANNESBURG Wildlife rangers were searching on Monday for four lions which escaped from South Africa’s main national park, officials said. The male lions escaped from the Kruger National Park, a main tourist attraction, on Sunday night and were last spotted at Matsulu village, South African National Parks said in a statement. The area around Kruger
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