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31 Jul 2017

EU court orders Poland to stop logging primeval forest now

By Gabriela Baczynska and Agnieszka Barteczko (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 BRUSSELS/WARSAW – The European Union’s top court ordered Poland on Friday to immediately halt large-scale logging in an ancient protected forest, one […]

28 Jul 2017

U.S. regulators approve fix for 326,000 VW diesels

By David Shepardson (Reuters) | 27 July 2017 WASHINGTON – The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board on Thursday approved a fix for 326,000 Volkswagen AG (VOWG_p.DE) diesel […]

28 Jul 2017

German court paves way for diesel ban in Stuttgart

By Ilona Wissenbach (Reuters) | 28 July 2017 STUTTGART, Germany  – A German court said on Friday that driving restrictions were not legally out of proportion to cut down on […]

26 Jul 2017

EU top court rules against ArcerlorMittal carbon challenge

By Michele Sinner (Reuters) | 26 July 2017 LUXEMBOURG – The European Court of Justice on Wednesday ruled against steelmaker ArcelorMittal’s challenge against how the European Union allocates free carbon […]

21 Jul 2017

Five lawsuits aim to get Texas to enforce air quality laws

By Emily Flitter (Reuters) | 20 July 2017 NEW YORK – Green groups sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Thursday to force Texas to toughen its stance on air […]

19 Jul 2017

Beijing aims to curb city’s use of coal by 2020

By Muyu Xu (Reuters) | 19 July 2017 BEIJING – China’s capital city Beijing is aiming to cut its coal consumption to below 5 million tonnes by 2020 and limit […]

18 Jul 2017

France must define possible scenarios to reduce nuclear: minister

By Bate Felix & Mathieu Rosemain (Reuters) | 15 July 2017 PARIS – France should define a clear roadmap to fulfill its pledge to cut the share of nuclear power […]

13 Jul 2017

Conservative groups urge lawmakers to gut climate programs in U.S. military

By Timothy Gardner (Reuters) | 12 July 2017 WASHINGTON  – A coalition of 14 conservative groups urged U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday to support an amendment to the House of Representatives’ […]

13 Jul 2017

U.S. EPA chief says to treat diesel emissions cheating ‘very aggressively’

By Valerie Volcovici and David Shepardson (Reuters) | 12 July 2017 WASHINGTON – U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt said the agency must ensure Volkswagen AG’s (VOWG_p.DE) excess diesel emissions is not repeated, […]

12 Jul 2017

EU parliament extends exemption for foreign flights from carbon emissions scheme

By Julia Fioretti (Reuters) | 11 July 2017 BRUSSELS – A European Union parliamentary committee voted on Tuesday to extend the exemption of international flights from the EU’s charges for carbon emissions, but […]

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