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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 million veh...

Regulators Will Step Up Auto Testing In Response to Volkswagen Scandal

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 09.27.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- In the wake of accusations that Volkswagen used software to get around emissions standards, the federal government is putting other car ...

'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 H...

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 ex...

'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 once...

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 ordered...

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.

Why Obama Is Still Missing A Key Step When It Comes To Climate Change

Betsy Rosenberg | Posted 08.28.2015 | Green
Betsy Rosenberg

This is a step in a very positive direction. However the president can't get an "A" in my book until his administration does something to address the eco-education gap among adults.

Obama Administration Releases New Rules For Methane Emissions

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.18.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration on Tuesday proposed new standards limiting methane emissions from oil and gas drilling operations, a significan...

Coal Interests Prepare To Challenge Obama's Power Plant Rules

The Huffington Post | Kate Sheppard | Posted 08.03.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- New rules limiting emissions from power plants are set to be released Monday afternoon, but industry groups are already launching legal ...

Obama To Unveil Tough Emission Cuts As Part Of Climate Change Actions

Associated Press | Andrew Hart | Posted 08.02.2015 | Politics

NEW YORK (AP) — President Barack Obama will impose even steeper cuts on greenhouse gas emissions from U.S. power plants than previously expected, Wh...

Here's Where Electric Vehicles Actually Cause More Pollution Than Gas Cars

Citylab | Eric Jaffe | Posted 07.01.2015 | Business

If you think EVs are always greener, these county-level maps will take you by surprise.

Kate Sheppard

TransCanada Argues That Recent Emissions Commitments Build The Case For Keystone XL

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- TransCanada, the company seeking to build the controversial pipeline that would carry oil from Alberta to refineries in Texas, is leanin...

Kate Sheppard

Supreme Court Rejects Obama's Drive To Cut Mercury Emissions From Power Plants

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.30.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Supreme Court on Monday ruled against an Environmental Protection Agency regulation limiting mercury and other toxic emissions from ...

Kate Sheppard

Obama Admin Builds Economic Case For Action On Climate Change, As House Preps To Block It

HuffingtonPost.com | Kate Sheppard | Posted 06.22.2015 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Obama administration is making another big push on climate change this week, marking the two-year anniversary of the release of the ...

Modi's Oxymoronic Stance on Climate Change

Chaitanya Kumar | Posted 06.10.2015 | World
Chaitanya Kumar

Yes, the world doesn't need to tell India what to do because of our unique cultural value to the environment and our minimal contribution to historic carbon emissions, but neither can India's Prime minister continue to dwell in rhetoric and falsely lead the public into thinking he is doing enough to protect them.

China's War on Pollution Is Gaining Traction

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.27.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Beijing just announced that it will close the last of its four major coal-fired power plants in 2016, avoiding an estimated 30 million tons of carbon. This welcome step, carried out as part of China's national Air Pollution Action Plan, is the latest evidence that China is putting teeth into its pledges to tackle air pollution and cap its carbon emissions.

Hong Kong Once Again Leading the Way in the Fight to Control Shipping Emissions

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 05.20.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

Hong Kong has just taken another giant step towards controlling marine emissions, the major source of its domestic air pollution. The Hong Kong Legislative Council has just approved a new rule mandating that Ocean-Going Vessels (OGVs) switch to clean fuel while at berth.

Big Oil Chicanery Threatens Cap and Trade

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 05.16.2015 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

The Seattle Times ran an article whose headline was so unsurprising I almost didn't read on: "Oil industry not buying Gov. Jay Inslee's cap-and-trade plan." No surprise right?

Global Climate Deal Shouldn't Harm Economic Growth, France Says

Reuters | Posted 04.07.2015 | Green

NEW DELHI, Feb 5 (Reuters) - A global deal to curb carbon emissions must recognize each country's right to develop, France's foreign minister said i...

There's More to the Oil Crash Than Meets the Eye

J. L. Morin | Posted 03.31.2015 | Green
J. L. Morin

As New York shakes off another dose of the climate change reality dealt by winter storm Juno, many are beginning to re-appreciate the forces of Nature and the power of public policy.

The World Can Live Better And Fight Climate Change, Report Says

Reuters | Posted 03.30.2015 | Green

By Megan Rowling BARCELONA, Jan 28 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - The world can improve living standards for all while cutting climat...

A New Paradigm: Saving Our Way to Cleaner Air

Margo T. Oge | Posted 02.28.2015 | Green
Margo T. Oge

It turns out that the industry is right: fighting climate change will have serious impacts on the economy. What they didn't tell you is that the choice to fight global warming and air pollution is also our best chance to have cheaper gas, a more stable economy and greater energy security.

Baby Steps at 2014 Lima COP20

Zak Bennett | Posted 02.17.2015 | Green
Zak Bennett

After finishing 34 hours late, some people left the United Nations Climate Change Conference 2014 (COP20), held in Lima, Peru, with conclusions and others with confusion and dismay.

Three Key Questions About China's Climate Commitments

Barbara A. Finamore | Posted 02.08.2015 | Green
Barbara A. Finamore

A number of questions have arisen about whether China is serious about meeting these targets, and how it will achieve them in the face of daunting challenges. Here are three reasons why we believe China is completely serious about tackling climate change and has the tools to do s.