Environmental concerns

From right to left : Harald Krueger, CEO of German car maker BMW, Dieter Zetsche, chairman of German car maker Daimler AG and head of Mercedes-Benz cars and Matthias Mueller, CEO of German car maker Volkswagen have taken seat to attend a so-called diesel summit on Wednesday, Aug. 2, 2017 in Berlin. German government officials and automakers meet to discuss the future of diesel vehicles, after a nearly two-year saga of scandal spread from Volkswagen to others in the sector. (Axel Schmidt/Pool Photo via AP)
August 02, 2017 - 10:15 am
BERLIN (AP) — German automakers are offering to fit over 5 million diesel cars in the country with updated software to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, an industry group said Wednesday after meeting ministers and state governors. The figure given by the VDA group applies to most diesel cars of...
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The brand logo of German car maker BMW is photographed on a car in Berlin, Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017. German Transport Minister Alexander Dobrindt and Environment Minister Barbara Hendricks call the heads of German car makers for a meeting named National Diesel Forum to Berlin on Wednesday, Aug. 3, 2017. (AP Photo/Markus Schreiber)
August 02, 2017 - 4:07 am
BERLIN (AP) — German auto bosses, ministers and state governors are considering how to reduce diesel emissions as drivers face the threat of possible bans on driving older diesel cars in some cities. A meeting Wednesday at the Transport Ministry is to bring together leading politicians with bosses...
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FILE - In this July 16, 2004, file photo, a gray wolf is seen at the Wildlife Science Center in Forest Lake, Minn. A federal appeals court Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2017, retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. (AP Photo/Dawn Villella, File)
August 01, 2017 - 7:28 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government made crucial errors when it dropped them from the endangered species list five years ago. The court upheld a district judge who...
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August 01, 2017 - 7:28 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A North Carolina company is recalling nearly 5,000 pounds of ground beef that may be contaminated with plastic foam. The U.S. Department of Agriculture's Food Safety and Inspection Service said in a news release Tuesday that JBS USA Inc. of Lenoir reports the ground beef was...
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August 01, 2017 - 3:13 pm
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. (AP) — A federal appeals court Tuesday retained federal protection for gray wolves in the western Great Lakes region, ruling that the government acted prematurely when it dropped them from the endangered species list. The court upheld a district judge who in 2014 overruled the...
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FILE - In this April 28, 2009 file photo, smog covers downtown Los Angeles. Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia are suing over the Trump administration’s delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
August 01, 2017 - 2:43 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Attorneys general from 15 states filed a legal challenge on Tuesday over the Trump administration's delay of Obama-era rules reducing emissions of smog-causing air pollutants. The states petitioned the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit to overturn Environmental Protection...
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FILE- In this July 22, 2017 file photo, an Indian farmer uses a pair of bulls to plough a vegetable field on the outskirts of Hyderabad, India. Researchers report a link between crop-damaging temperatures and suicide rates in India, where more than 130,000 farmers end their lives every year. (AP Photo/Mahesh Kumar A, file)
August 01, 2017 - 2:01 am
NEW DELHI (AP) — When Rani's husband died by drinking pesticide, he left the family in debt. But even if they could pay off the loans, Rani said their farming days are over. "There are no rains," said the 44-year-old woman from drought-stricken Tamil Nadu, one of hundreds of farmers protesting in...
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July 31, 2017 - 3:08 pm
NEW DELHI (AP) — Researchers who have studied decades of temperature and suicide data in India say climate change could lead more of the nation's farmers to kill themselves. Researcher Tamma Carleton from the University of California, Berkeley, studied suicide data from India's National Crime...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Canadian Coast Guard Capt. Victor Gronmyr looks out over the ice covering the Victoria Strait as the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica traverses the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
July 29, 2017 - 9:45 am
NUUK, Greenland (AP) — The Latest on the icebreaker MSV Nordica's record-breaking transit of the Northwest Passage (all times local): 10:55 a.m. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the...
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FILE - In this July 22, 2017 file photo, Canadian Coast Guard Capt. Victor Gronmyr looks out over the ice covering the Victoria Strait as the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica traverses the Northwest Passage through the Canadian Arctic Archipelago. After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the Atlantic oceans, has been opening up sooner and for a longer period each summer due to climate change. Sea ice that foiled famous explorers and blocked the passage to all but the hardiest ships has slowly been melting away in one of the most visible effects of man-made global warming. (AP Photo/David Goldman, File)
July 29, 2017 - 8:54 am
NUUK, Greenland (AP) — After 24 days at sea and a journey spanning more than 10,000 kilometers (6,214 miles), the Finnish icebreaker MSV Nordica has set a new record for the earliest transit of the fabled Northwest Passage. The once-forbidding route through the Arctic, linking the Pacific and the...
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