Tag Archives: Emissions

China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find

China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find

China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find China’s Emissions of Ozone-Harming Gas Are Declining, Studies Find Emissions from China of a banned gas that harms Earth’s ozone layer have sharply declined after increasing for several years, two teams of scientists said Wednesday, a sign that the Beijing government had made good on vows to crack down on illegal …

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Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels

Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels

Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels Court Faults France Over ‘Ecological Damage’ From Its Emissions Levels PARIS — A French court ruled on Wednesday that France had caused “ecological damage” by insufficiently reducing its greenhouse gas emissions, a landmark decision that environmentalists said they hoped would be more than merely symbolic as such cases are increasingly …

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U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find

U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find U.S. Cities Are Vastly Undercounting Emissions, Researchers Find Dr. Gurney said that the errors seemed to be simple miscalculations. “I don’t think there’s any attempt to systematically or intentionally underestimate emissions,” he said. Although some cities correctly estimated their emissions, he noted, though “whether that’s right for the right reasons or right …

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Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020

Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020

Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 Covid Took a Bite From U.S. Greenhouse Gas Emissions in 2020 WASHINGTON — America’s greenhouse gas emissions from energy and industry plummeted more than 10 percent in 2020, reaching their lowest levels in at least three decades as the coronavirus pandemic slammed the brakes on the nation’s economy, according …

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A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start

A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start A Plan by Eastern States to Cap Tailpipe Emissions Gets Off to a Slow Start WASHINGTON — An ambitious plan by Eastern states for a regional cap-and-trade program to curb greenhouse gas emissions from cars and trucks got off to a slow start Monday after just …

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E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal

E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal

E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal E.U. Agrees to Cut Emissions by 2030 in New Climate Deal BRUSSELS — After an all-night negotiating session, European Union leaders agreed on Friday morning to cut net carbon emissions by 55 percent in the next decade from levels measured in 1990, overcoming the concerns of nations still heavily …

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Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial

Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial

Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial Prosecutors Target Ex-Audi Chief in First VW Emissions Trial Ever since Volkswagen was caught five years ago using illegal software to conceal the fact that its “clean diesels” were actually rolling pollution machines, the company has insisted that the wrongdoing was the work of lower-level employees. Managers at the very top …

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Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion

Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion Daimler to Settle U.S. Emissions Charges for $2.2 Billion The German automaker Daimler said Thursday that it had agreed to pay $2.2 billion to settle accusations that Mercedes-Benz cars and vans sold in the United States were programmed to cheat on emissions tests. The sum, which covers federal fines and a …

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Former VW Executive Is Arrested in Croatia in Emissions Case

Former VW Executive Is Arrested in Croatia in Emissions Case

Former VW Executive Is Arrested in Croatia in Emissions Case Former VW Executive Is Arrested in Croatia in Emissions Case Axel Eiser in 2017. He faces charges of violating the U.S. Clean Air Act.Credit…Bernd von Jutrczenka/Picture Alliance, via Getty Images A former high-ranking executive at Volkswagen who is accused of being part of a conspiracy to evade U.S. clean air …

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Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers

Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers

Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers Volkswagen Settles Emissions Charges Against Two Managers In return, prosecutors will drop the charges against Hans Dieter Pötsch, the chairman of Volkswagen’s supervisory board, and Herbert Diess, the chief executive, the company said in a statement. The company did not admit any wrongdoing. The penalty is relatively modest compared to the over 20 …

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