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California faces significant early season heat wave

Jun. 14, 2021 15:47 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Much of California faces an early season heat wave this week as high pressure over the Southwest expands westward. Significant heat is expected to be in full effect in Southern California on Tuesday, excluding some coastal areas, the National Weather...

California agency approves warehouse rule for air quality

May. 07, 2021 21:27 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California air quality regulators on Friday approved a rule that would curb diesel emissions from thousands of trucks that ferry goods from the growing number of massive warehouses in the region run by Amazon and other companies. Areas...

New Mexico proposes more rules to curb oil and gas emissions

May. 06, 2021 15:20 PM EDT

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (AP) — Oilfield equipment that emits smog-causing pollution would be targeted by New Mexico environmental regulators under a proposed rule made public Thursday by the state Environment Department. The release of the proposal marks the next step in a...

Report: Wisconsin air quality better, except for 6 counties

May. 03, 2021 01:24 AM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Most of Wisconsin has breathed cleaner air over the last several years, according to the American Lung Association. But, the group gave failing grades to six counties along Lake Michigan over smog pollution as part of its annual national report card on the state of air...

India's electric vehicles face practical, technical hurdles

Apr. 18, 2021 23:58 PM EDT

NEW DELHI (AP) — H.S. Panno, an independent contractor living in a spacious two-story penthouse in New Delhi, had his doubts when he bought his first electric car in September. So far, he's pleased with his savings on gas and maintenance, which are down by more than...