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FILE - In this July 29, 2020 file photo, a VW ID.4 stands in front of the Frauenkirche on the occasion of a Volkswagen vehicle presentation on the Neumarkt in Dresden, Germany. Germany's Volkswagen is unveiling the ID.4, the battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. (Sebastian Kahnert/dpa via AP, File)

New SUV is next step in VW's post-scandal electric offensive

Sep. 23, 2020 6:22 PM EDT

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen is unveiling a battery-powered sport-utility vehicle that is headed for global markets including the United States and China, as the company takes a major step forward in its campaign to make electric cars a mass-market choice. The ID.4 combines the battery drive...

Dora Negrete is consoled consoled by her son Hector Rocha after seeing their destroyed mobile home at the Talent Mobile Estates, Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020, in Talent, Ore., after wildfires devastates the region. (AP Photo/Paula Bronstein)

Stunned residents tour Oregon town devastated by wildfires

Sep. 10, 2020 8:21 PM EDT

PHOENIX, Ore. (AP) — Stunned residents of the small Oregon town of Phoenix walked through a scene of devastation Thursday after one of the state's many wildfires wiped out much of their community, including a mobile home park, houses and businesses. But even as residents in southern Oregon near the...

German villagers want top court to save homes from coal mine

Sep. 9, 2020 1:04 PM EDT

BERLIN (AP) — Villagers living on the edge of a vast German coal mine said Wednesday they have lodged a case with Germany's top court in a bid to save their homes. The villagers say that a law intended to phase out the country's use of coal over the next 18 years will nevertheless result in the destruction...

Review: Methanol plant would boost greenhouse gas emissions

Sep. 2, 2020 8:01 PM EDT

SEATTLE (AP) — A new environmental review of plans to build a massive methanol plant on the Columbia River in southwestern Washington shows that the project would boost the amount of greenhouse gases released into the atmosphere — but not as much as if the methanol were made elsewhere. The $2...

FILE - In this March 12, 2020, file photo, the sun shines through clouds above a shale gas drilling site in St. Mary's, Pa. President Donald Trump's administration is expected to undo Obama-era rules designed to limit greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier presidential battleground state of Pennsylvania. (AP Photo/Keith Srakocic, File)

Trump's EPA dumps methane emissions rule for oil, gas fields

Aug. 13, 2020 8:00 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — President Donald Trump's administration is undoing Obama-era rules designed to limit potent greenhouse gas emissions from oil and gas fields and pipelines, formalizing the changes Thursday in the heart of the nation's most prolific natural gas reservoir and in the premier...