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India capital to temporarily restrict cars to curb pollution

Sep. 13, 2019 6:04 AM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — Indian authorities on Friday announced a plan to restrict the movement of private cars in the capital for nearly two weeks after a major Hindu festival that features fireworks that cloak the area with toxic smog and dust. Private cars running on petrol and diesel will be allowed in New...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump and Democrats mangle science

Sep. 7, 2019 5:01 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Science took a beating in the political arena this past week as President Donald Trump sowed confusion about Hurricane Dorian's path and Democratic presidential candidates rang false alarms about the air we breathe. Trump found himself contradicted by his government's own meteorologists...

In a twist, Colorado asks EPA to lower state's air rating

Sep. 6, 2019 6:01 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado took the unusual step of inviting the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to downgrade the air quality rating of the state's biggest population center, and not everyone thinks that was a good idea. The EPA held a hearing Friday on whether to lower the ozone status of Denver and...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's bluster on hurricanes, guns, economy

Sep. 2, 2019 5:32 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Facing another deadly mass shooting, President Donald Trump is deflecting on gun control. Over the weekend, he pointed to mental illness as a likely culprit behind recent shootings in Odessa, Texas, and elsewhere, even though criminologists routinely point to gun ownership as a far better...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's swipe at Puerto Rico, G-7 comments

Aug. 31, 2019 11:01 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump presented a distorted picture of the auto industry, told a fanciful story about Iran duping Barack Obama and took a misinformed swipe at Puerto Rico just as its residents braced for a catastrophe that didn't come. A look at some statements by Trump and his team...

AP FACT CHECK: Trump's mistold tale of Obama and Iran

Aug. 26, 2019 5:40 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Monday assailed the Obama administration for being hoodwinked by Iran, making his case with a frequently told and false story about the U.S. giving billions of dollars to Tehran. In an extended news conference with French President Emmanuel Macron and other...

Colorado OKs electric car requirement to fight air pollution

Aug. 16, 2019 4:56 PM EDT

DENVER (AP) — Colorado tightened its air quality regulations on Friday, requiring that at least 5% of the vehicles sold in the state by 2023 emit zero pollution. The state Air Quality Control Commission, which passed the rule on an 8-1 vote, said the requirement applies to auto manufacturers, not buyers....

The Latest: Heat wave smashes weather records in Europe

Jul. 25, 2019 5:36 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — The Latest on the record-breaking heat wave hitting Europe (all times local): 7:30 p.m. Talk about winning the product placement lottery. A photograph of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II greeting new Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Wednesday showed a tower-like fan standing out against the...

Europe melts under Sahara heat wave, smashes heat records

Jul. 25, 2019 3:08 PM EDT

PARIS (AP) — Even ice cream, Italian gelato or Popsicles couldn't help this time. Temperature records that had stood for decades or even just hours fell minute by minute Thursday afternoon and Europeans and tourists alike jumped into fountains, lakes, rivers or the sea to escape a suffocating heat wave...