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Biden calls for ‘transition’ from oil, GOP sees opening

Democrat Joe Biden's remark that he would “transition” away from oil in the U.S. in favor of renewable energy drew quick attention Thursday night...

Colorado wildfires drag on later than normal, break records

DENVER (AP) — Orange skies, winds gusting up to 70 mph, smoke tornadoes and hazardous air. While it could be an apocalyptic scene out...

Environmental groups sue over Portland tear gas use

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Night after night in Portland, tear gas and other crowd control devices have enveloped protesters and bystanders in airborne chemicals...

EU leaders divided over new climate goals for 2030

BRUSSELS (AP) — European Union leaders agreed Thursday they need to raise their climate ambition above the existing target but stopped short of endorsing...

Wildfire smoke in US exposes millions to hazardous pollution

SANTA CRUZ, Calif. (AP) — Wildfires churning out dense plumes of smoke as they scorch huge swaths of the U.S. West Coast have exposed...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — Amid the tumult of the 2020 presidential campaign, one dynamic has remained constant: The Nov. 3 election offers voters a choice...

California governor calls for protecting 30% of state land

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Gov. Gavin Newsom signed an executive order Wednesday to protect nearly a third of California’s land and coastal waters in...

Boston delays school reopening plan after virus cases surge

BOSTON (AP) — The next phase of the Boston Public Schools reopening plan was delayed Wednesday because the city's coronavirus positivity rate has climbed...

Indian capital launches campaign to curb toxic air pollution

NEW DELHI (AP) — Authorities in New Delhi launched an anti-pollution campaign on Monday in an attempt to curb air pollution levels ahead of...

Record-breaking California wildfires surpass 4 million acres

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — In a year that has already brought apocalyptic skies and smothering smoke to the West Coast, California set a grim...

Former Audi chief on trial in VW diesel emissions scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — The former head of Volkswagen's Audi luxury car division and three others went on trial Wednesday on charges related to...

China fires back at US over environment, South China Sea

BEIJING (AP) — U.S.-China friction flared again Monday, with Beijing firing back at accusations by Washington that it is a leading cause of global...

Leaders to UN: If virus doesn’t kill us, climate change will

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — In a year of cataclysm, some world leaders at this week’s annual United Nations meeting are taking the long view, warning:...

California is ready to pull the plug on gas vehicles

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California will ban the sale of new gasoline-powered passenger cars and trucks in 15 years, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Wednesday,...

House backs bill to boost ‘clean energy,’ enhance efficiency

WASHINGTON (AP) — The House has approved a modest bill to promote “clean energy” and increase energy efficiency while phasing out the use of...

Former VW boss Winterkorn faces trial on 2nd set of charges

BERLIN (AP) — A German court has ruled that former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must face trial on a second set of charges in...

Kings Canyon, Yosemite parks reopen as air quality improves

YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) — Kings Canyon National Park reopened to visitors on Wednesday and Yosemite National Park will welcome back visitors on...

California ban on fracking by 2024 criticized as too late

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California Gov. Gavin Newsom moved Wednesday to end issuing new hydraulic fracturing permits by 2024, a delay criticized by many...

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

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...

Germany: 8 more charged in Volkswagen diesel scandal

BERLIN (AP) — German prosecutors said Wednesday they have filed charges against eight more Volkswagen employees accused of involvement in the company's diesel scandal,...

China, top global emitter, aims to go carbon-neutral by 2060

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — Chinese President Xi Jinping says his country will aim to stop adding to the global warming problem by 2060. ...

Rally puts Padres back in playoffs for 1st time in 14 years

SAN DIEGO (AP) — After 14 long years, the San Diego Padres are back in the playoffs, this time with a cast of stars...

After wildfire smoke clears, protests resume in Portland

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Protesters returned to the streets of Portland, Oregon, following a dayslong pause largely due to poor air quality from wildfires...

A’s clinch playoff berth with win over Giants, Mariners loss

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — An AL West title will mean so much more than simply clinching a playoff berth given how the past two...

Parts of now smoky rural Nevada lack government air monitors

CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) — Nevada has been largely spared from the blazes roaring through the West; the state is currently experiencing no active...

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘criminal’ virus response

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying of the...

At town hall, Biden blasts Trump’s ‘criminal’ virus response

MOOSIC, Pa. (AP) — Joe Biden on Thursday went after President Donald Trump again and again over his handling of COVID-19, calling Trump's downplaying...

Latest: Southern California forest fire burns near homes

The Latest on wildfires in the U.S. West (all times local): ...

LEADING OFF: Seattle hosts Padres in San Diego, Fried back

A look at what's happening around the majors Friday: ...

Giants beat Mariners again in road game playing at home

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The nomadic Mariners are taking their bats from the Bay Area to Southern California for three more “home games” on...

Mariners-Padres series moved to San Diego due to air quality

SEATTLE (AP) — The Mariners' upcoming series against the Padres has been relocated to San Diego due to air quality concerns in the Seattle...

Western wildfire smoke causes East Coast haze, vivid sunsets

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada...

Wildfire smoke brings haze, vivid sunsets to East Coast

The smoke from dozens of wildfires in the western United States is stretching clear across the country — and even pushing into Mexico, Canada...

Top EU official proposes new 2030 target to reduce emissions

BRUSSELS (AP) — The European Union's top official proposed a more ambitious target Wednesday for cutting greenhouse gas emissions in Europe, setting a reduction...

Seeping under doors, bad air from West’s fires won’t ease up

PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — Dangerously dirty air spewing from the West Coast wildfires is seeping into homes and businesses, sneaking into cars through air...

LEADING OFF: M’s-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors today: ...

LEADING OFF: M’s-Giants shift because of fires, Hamels debut

A look at what's happening around the majors on Wednesday: ...

2 Giants-Seattle games off due to smoky skies, moved to SF

SEATTLE (AP) — The two-game series between the San Francisco Giants and Mariners in Seattle that was scheduled to start Tuesday night was postponed...

Winds kick up century old volcanic ash in Alaska

ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — While western U.S. states were suffering from hazy red skies from wildfires, Alaska was dealing with an air quality problem...

Santa Anita postpones fall opener 1 week due to wildfire

ARCADIA, Calif. (AP) — Opening day of Santa Anita’s fall season will be pushed back a week until Sept. 25 because of poor air...

Daimler AG to pay $1.5B to settle emissions cheating probes

WASHINGTON (AP) — Automaker Daimler AG and subsidiary Mercedes-Benz USA have agreed to pay $1.5 billion to the U.S. government and California state regulators...

Volkswagen completes monitoring in 2015 emissions scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Volkswagen said Monday that it has completed supervision by an independent monitor imposed as part of the company's plea agreement...

Winds a worry as death toll reaches 35 from West Coast fires

BEAVERCREEK, Ore. (AP) — Nearly all the dozens of people reported missing after a devastating blaze in southern Oregon have been accounted for, authorities...

Smoke chokes West Coast as wildfire deaths keep climbing

SALEM, Ore. (AP) — Wildfire smoke that posed a health hazard to millions choked the West Coast on Saturday as firefighters battled deadly blazes...

49ers place WR Deebo Samuel on IR

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers have placed starting receiver Deebo Samuel on injured reserve. ...

Wildfire smoke brings worst air quality to Portland, Seattle

SEATTLE (AP) — Smoke pollution from wildfires raging in California and across the Pacific Northwest worsened in San Francisco, Seattle and Portland, Oregon,...

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

WASHINGTON (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire season....

Climate change largely missing from campaign as fires rage

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — Historic fires are raging across the western United States ahead of what scientists say is the typical peak of wildfire...

Eerie orange hue fades in the West but air quality worsens

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A dense smoke layer from dozens of raging wildfires darkened the skies and fouled the air along much of the...

German study highlights carbon footprint of video streaming

BERLIN (AP) — Streaming high-definition videos and games can result in significant greenhouse gas emissions, depending on the technology used, according to a German...

Smoke from nearby wildfires creates eerie baseball scene

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — The Oakland Coliseum lights shone brightly for miles through a sunless, smoky sky in the middle of the afternoon —...

Massive smoke clouds, thick air darken Western US skies

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — People from San Francisco to Seattle woke Wednesday to hazy clouds of smoke lingering in the air, darkening the...

Warner returns for 49ers; Samuel, Aiyuk remain sidelined

SANTA CLARA, Calif. (AP) — The San Francisco 49ers got one key defensive player back to practice in advance of the season opener but...

Former VW boss Winterkorn must stand trial in diesel scandal

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — A German court has ruled former Volkswagen CEO Martin Winterkorn must stand trial on fraud charges in connection with the...

Trump expands ban on new offshore drilling sites in Atlantic

JUPITER, Fla. (AP) — President Donald Trump expanded a ban on new offshore drilling Tuesday, an election-year reversal likely to appeal to voters in...

EPA chief pledges more cleanups, less focus on climate

Environmental Protection Agency chief...

Wyoming lauds US carbon capture study; utility skeptical

CHEYENNE, Wyo. (AP) —...

EU share of electric cars grew during virus lockdown months

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Portugal: Young climate activists take 33 countries to court

LISBON, Portugal (AP) —...

Firefighter killed at scene of wildfire in California forest

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

Trump administration finalizes coal plant pollution rollback

BILLINGS, Mont. (AP) —...

Key air monitors offline after Laura hits Louisiana gas hub

Hazardous emissions from a...

Mercedes gets big electric van order from Amazon

BERLIN (AP) — Amazon...

Damage from whopper hurricanes rising for many reasons

A destructive storm is...

Sales of California pollution permits rebound in 3rd quarter

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) —...

Swiss team claims 1st jump, free fall from solar plane

BERLIN (AP) — A...

Search ends for 2 still missing after Texas port explosion

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)...

2 bodies found, 2 missing after explosion in Texas port

CORPUS CHRISTI, Texas (AP)...

Thunberg, fellow activists press Merkel over climate action

BERLIN (AP) — Young...

California slammed by wildfires, heat, unhealthy smoky air

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

California firefighters battle wildfires in extreme heat

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

Unhealthy air from wildfire smoke postpones Reno schools

RENO, Nev. (AP) —...

Lightning sparks new wildfires across California

LOS ANGELES (AP) —...

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

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) —...

Daimler reaches deals to settle US diesel emissions claims

BERLIN (AP) — Daimler...

6 former EPA bosses call for agency reset after election

Six former Environmental Protection...

Fiat Chrysler to recall vehicles that may pollute too much

DETROIT (AP) — About...

Homes evacuated as Southern California wildfire grows

BANNING, Calif. (AP) —...

Trump vs. Biden: Where they stand on health, economy, more

WASHINGTON (AP) — President...

Trump downplays West Texas energy worries, attacks Democrats

MIDLAND, Texas (AP) —...

Dems push universal health care, police overhaul in platform

Democratic officials are moving...

Suit: North Dakota refinery developer owes workers wages

BISMARCK, N.D. (AP) —...

2 firefighters hurt at scene of California blaze

SUSANVILLE, Calif. (AP) —...

Rich Americans spew more carbon pollution at home than poor

Rich Americans produce nearly...

Europe’s shift to electric cars picks up despite recession

FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) —...

Jobs, ecology key to France’s $110 billion virus rescue plan

PARIS (AP) — France’s...

Biden’s $2 trillion climate plan aims to reframe debate

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) —...

Dutch police arrest farmers protesting emission cuts

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP)...

California crews scramble to douse blazes from fireworks

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) —...

House approves $1.5T plan to fix crumbling infrastructure

WASHINGTON (AP) — The...

Fauci, CDC chief raise concerns about full airline flights

The government’s top experts...

Dem climate plan would end greenhouse gas emissions by 2050

WASHINGTON (AP) — House...

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