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4 Ways The State Of The Union Got Stronger Under Obama

The Huffington Post | Jonathan Cohn | Posted 01.12.2016 | Politics

President Barack Obama delivers his final State of the Union address on Tuesday evening, and this speech won’t be like the ones he has given pr...

State lawmakers bypass Congress to support 50 percent clean energy by 2030 at Paris Climate Conference

Alex Cornell du Houx | Posted 12.11.2015 | Green
Alex Cornell du Houx

As a deal on climate change in Paris approaches, it is important to remember that this is only the first major step - we now need to successfully impl...

Single Market Global Carbon Pricing: The Best Idea Not Gaining Sufficient Traction in Paris Agreement

Todd Eisenstadt | Posted 12.10.2015 | Green
Todd Eisenstadt

PARIS - If you ask a carbon trader when there will be a single, efficient, international price on carbon dioxide emissions, s/he may reply, "How patie...

The King Of Sweden Wants To Ban You From Taking Baths

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 11.23.2015 | Weird News

Relaxing in a warm bubble bath is a great way to unwind -- but the treat could soon become a thing of the past if the king of Sweden gets his way. Th...

Apple's New Solar Projects To Slash Over 20 Million Tons Of Emissions

Reuters | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.22.2015 | Technology

WASHINGTON/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple announced Wednesday it will build 200 megawatts of solar energy projects in China and work with local supp...

Oslo To Ban Private Cars From City Center By 2019

The Huffington Post | Kate Abbey-Lambertz | Posted 10.20.2015 | World

Norway’s capital will ban cars from the city center within four years, part of a plan Oslo politicians announced Monday that calls for dra...

VW Built Several Devices That Evaded Emissions Tests

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 10.19.2015 | Business

* VW changed cheat software for new engine types - sources * VW used different defeat devices in Europe, United States * VW declines to comment, citi...

Volkswagen's Lies Show Need for Real Emissions Tests

Aaron Gray-Block | Posted 10.15.2015 | Green
Aaron Gray-Block

Caught red-handed for cheating on diesel emissions tests, German carmaker Volkswagen's actions in putting profits before public health have underscored the need for urgent reforms of car industry pollution laws.

Toyota Plans To Stop Selling Traditional Gasoline Cars By 2050

AP | Alexandra Ma | Posted 10.14.2015 | Technology

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota, under ambitious environmental targets, is aiming to sell hardly any regular gasoline vehicles by 2050, only hybrids and fu...

An Inconvenient Truth About Clean Diesel

Marcelo Mena | Posted 10.13.2015 | Green
Marcelo Mena

We have been promoting technologies which may be incompatible with clean air. It's not the first time we've made this mistake. Biofuels were promoted widely a decade ago. Now we see that corn ethanol is far from being carbon neutral if coal fuels its manufacturing processes.

Regulators Open 2nd Investigation Into VW Emissions Software

The New York Times | Jenny Che | Posted 10.09.2015 | Business

WASHINGTON — Federal and California regulators have begun an investigation into a second computer program in Volkswagen’s diesel cars that...

Volkswagen's U.S. Chief Meets Skeptical House Subcommittee

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.08.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The chief executive of Volkswagen Group of America faced a skeptical House panel on Thursday, despite his promises that the company is ...

Volkswagen Admits Its Cars Run on Soylent Green

Rob Kirkpatrick | Posted 10.08.2015 | Comedy
Rob Kirkpatrick

Some observers feel the Soylent Green admission should come as no surprise. "Auto makers have been skirting the regulations for years," says Klaus Brinkbäumer, editor-in-chief of Der Spiegel magazine. "Besides, Volkswagen literally means 'People's Car.' So..." he said with a shrug.

Senators Probe Whether VW Misled IRS On More Than $50 Million In Tax Credits

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 10.07.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and ranking member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) want to know if Volkswagen lied to th...

'Green News Report': October 6, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.06.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Biblical rain and record flooding in South Carolina -- is this the new...

'Green News Report' - October 1, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 10.01.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Jeb Bush calls for more oil and more gas in America's future!; Premier ...

Volkswagen Cars Aren't The Only Ones Releasing More Pollutants Than They Should

The Guardian | Jenny Che | Posted 10.02.2015 | Business

This story was originally published by The Guardian and is reproduced here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration. New diesel cars ...

'Green News Report' - September 29, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.29.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: China to launch world's largest cap and trade system; Pope Francis cal...

Here Are All The Countries Investigating Volkswagen's Shady Practices

The Huffington Post | Jenny Che | Posted 09.28.2015 | Business

In just one week, we've seen the discovery of Volkswagen's manipulation of emission systems in its diesel cars, the admission that over 11 millio...

Regulators Will Step Up Auto Testing In Response to Volkswagen Scandal

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

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'Green News Report' - September 24, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.24.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Pope Francis delivers morality and climate change message at the White...

BMW Says It Hasn't Manipulated Emissions Tests

Reuters | Jenny Che | Posted 09.25.2015 | Business

BERLIN, Sept 24 (Reuters) - BMW said it has not manipulated emissions tests, denying a magazine report saying some of its diesel cars were found to e...

'Green News Report' - September 22, 2015

Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen | Posted 09.22.2015 | Green
Brad Friedman and Desi Doyen

The Green News Report is also available via... IN TODAY'S RADIO REPORT: Volkswagen caught red-handed cheating on pollution standards; Exxon on...

DOJ's Pledge To Prosecute White-Collar Criminals Is Getting A Major Test

The Huffington Post | Daniel Marans | Posted 09.22.2015 | Business

The Obama administration accused Volkswagen on Friday of a stunning scheme to deceive the government about its cars’ emissions standards and or...

How China Is Taking Major Steps to Control Shipping Air Pollution

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 09.09.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

In a series of announcements over the weekend and on Monday, the Chinese government took several important steps to control emissions from shipping activities, which until now have been virtually unregulated.