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First 10 electric double-decker buses hit the roads in Singapore

Singapore has taken another step towards sustainable public transport, with the deployment of the first 10 fully electric double-decker buses.

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UNEP: Imported used vehicles worsening air pollution in developing countries

80% of the imported vehicles failed to meet minimum safety and environmental standards in exporting countries.

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How green is that electric car? And when it hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.
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Climate

California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Surface ozone increase threatens global food crops

Basic food crops for millions of people worldwide are endangered because of surging ground-level ozone concentration.

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In visiting a charred California, Trump confronts a scientific reality he denies

A president who has mocked climate change and pushed policies that accelerate it is set to be briefed on the scorched earth and ash-filled skies that experts say are the predictable result.
Justice

The struggle to crack down on a cottage industry sabotaging vehicle pollution controls

The EPA is cracking down on body shops and parts dealers marketing devices that nullify pollution controls in cars and trucks.
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Soon, the kitty litter will come by electric truck

With deliveries surging during the pandemic, carriers like UPS and FedEx and companies like Amazon are renewing their push toward electric vehicles.
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Climate

EPA proposes airplane emission standards that airlines already meet

The Trump administration on Wednesday made public the federal government's first proposal to control planet-warming pollution from airplanes, but the draft regulation would not push the airlines beyond emissions limits they have set for themselves.

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John J. Mooney, an inventor of the catalytic converter, dies at 90

The device he developed with a colleague in the 1970s has prevented billions of tons of carbon emissions from being spewed by cars, trucks and lawn mowers.
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New rule in California will require zero-emissions trucks

More than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.
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Pandemic’s cleaner air could reshape what we know about the atmosphere

Coronavirus shutdowns have cut pollution, and that’s opened the door to a “giant, global environmental experiment” with potentially far-reaching consequences.
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Justice

Former VW executive is arrested in Croatia in emissions case

A former Audi manager faces extradition to the United States on charges that he was part of a conspiracy to evade clean air regulations.
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U.S. ruling could mean a flood of new claims against Volkswagen

Judges on Monday cleared the way for counties to pursue the automaker, which has already paid more than $20 billion in federal penalties for cheating on pollution tests, under local laws.
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The dangerous fringe theory behind the push toward herd immunity: Derrick Z. Jackson

Resumption of normal life in the United States under a herd immunity approach would result in an enormous death toll by all estimates.

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Thanks to the Clean Water Act and one relentless activist, Georgia's South River may finally stop stinking.

Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

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