Buyers love SUVs, but experts warn they come at a cost to others

Feb 13, 2020
SUVs, crossovers and pickups dominate the market. There are implications for the environment and pedestrians.
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Shipping costs likely to rise as new clean-air rules kick in for vessels on January 1

Dec 26, 2019
By how much shipping costs and the price of diesel will increase is up for debate.
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Cities pledge to lower climate change emissions

Oct 10, 2019
And they’ll look to do it without major budget impacts, because there’s no dedicated “city climate change fund.”
Los Angeles Mayor and Chair of C-40 Eric Garcetti is trying to strike a "Global Green New Deal" to lower emissions. Above, a layer of pollution hovering over L.A. in late 2017.
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California signs deal with 4 automakers to raise gas mileage

Jul 25, 2019
Ford, BMW, Honda and Volkswagen are parties to the deal with the California Air Resources Board, which apparently is designed to pressure the administration and the rest of the auto industry into joining or reaching a compromise.
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Toxic accidents database could improve emergency planning

Apr 2, 2019
Environmental groups say people living near industrial chemical facilities could soon get better information on what’s being spewed into the air around them when accidents happen.
Sulfur in coal is a big cause of air pollution.
Reid Frazier

The U.S. is cutting carbon emissions despite Trump policy

Sep 12, 2018
A coalition of elected officials and business leaders sees progress toward Paris climate agreement targets.
Emissions spew out of a large stack at the coal-fired Morgantown Generating Station in 2014 in Newburg, Maryland.
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Do electric vehicles reduce emissions when the electricity comes from coal?

Aug 4, 2017
Each state has its own energy sources to power EVs, making the impact different depending where you are.
The Beacon Solar Farm will provide 250 MW of renewable electricity to Southern California when it's completed this year.
Jed Kim

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Volvo says the combustion engine is a thing of the past

Jul 5, 2017
Volvo will launch several electric models in the near future.
English film actor Roger Moore opening the door of his Volvo for Isabelle McMillan in a scene from the television series, "The Saint."
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EPA locks in fuel standards just days before the Trump administration

Jan 13, 2017
Automakers must double fuel efficiency by 2025.

A new emissions cap-and-trade program starts up in Canada

Dec 30, 2016
Ontario’s program will connect with California’s and Quebec’s, adding momentum to efforts to combat global warming.