Latest Air pollution News

US Steel agrees to pay $8.5M to settle air pollution lawsuit

Dec. 13, 2019 5:13 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — U.S. Steel Corp. has agreed to pay $8.5 million to settle a 2017 class-action lawsuit that accused the steelmaker of negligence in allowing air pollution emissions from its Clairton Coke Works. The proposed agreement was filed in Allegheny County Court and a hearing on it was...

Climate talks head into overtime with key issues unresolved

Dec. 13, 2019 2:29 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — Officials from almost 200 countries hunkered down for another night of talks late Friday as a U.N. climate meeting in Madrid went into overtime without agreement on key issues. Chile, which is chairing the talks, said negotiators would continue working on two fronts trying to get deals on aid...

Bloomberg plan to reduce carbon emissions by 50% in 10 years

Dec. 13, 2019 10:41 AM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg on Friday unveiled a broad plan to eliminate all coal power plants and slow the expansion of the natural gas sector as part of a policy to fight climate change that he says would cut carbon emissions across the U.S. economy by 50% over the...

California considers requiring zero emission truck sales

Dec. 12, 2019 7:52 PM EST

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — The country's most populous state could become the first to require a portion of new truck sales be electric or “zero emission” vehicles as California grapples with how to clean up its worst-in-the nation air quality. Home to the two largest ports in the country in...

Iran post office delivers box to minister in drone test

Dec. 12, 2019 12:58 PM EST

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran’s post office has used a drone to test fly a box to the country’s telecommunications minister. Officials say using drones might one day reduce air pollution and traffic in the capital Tehran. Telecommunications Minister Mohammad Javad Azari Jahromi, in video posted...

Protesters vent their anger as UN climate talks stutter

Dec. 11, 2019 3:41 PM EST

MADRID (AP) — With less than 72 hours left to reach a deal on key measures in the fight against global warming, major countries at a U.N. meeting on climate change took the floor to stake out their positions — showing that deep differences remain to be breached. In a sign of growing frustration over...

EU to offer billions to help poorer EU nations cut emissions

Dec. 11, 2019 2:03 PM EST

To get everyone on board with her plan to combat global warming, European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen wants to put up 100 billion euros ($130 billion) to help EU nations that still heavily rely on fossil fuels transition to lower emissions. Von der Leyen, who took office this month at the helm of...

Airline group: We're cutting carbon more than people know

Dec. 11, 2019 11:34 AM EST

GENEVA (AP) — The head of the world’s main association of airlines says it needs to better explain commitments it made years ago to reduce carbon emissions, and not make new pledges collectively - despite rising environmental concerns. Alexandre de Juniac, CEO of the International Air Transport...

Chevron will write down assets by at least $10 billion

Dec. 10, 2019 7:04 PM EST

SAN RAMON, Calif. (AP) — Chevron Corp. said Tuesday it will book a charge of at least $10 billion because lower long-term prices for oil and natural gas will reduce the value of its assets. More than half the write-down is related to gas drilling operations in Appalachia. The huge fourth-quarter write-down...

Exxon Mobil prevails in lawsuit over climate regulations

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Exxon Mobil won Tuesday in a closely watched lawsuit over the costs of climate change, with a judge saying there was no proof the energy giant duped investors about the toll that regulations could take on its business. New York Attorney General Letitia James' office didn't prove the...