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EPA announces new limit on ozone emissions

The Obama administration unveiled new limits on smog-producing ozone emissions Thursday, though the new rules are less stringent than what some environmentalists and public health experts had hoped for.


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Houston sues Volkswagen for polluting its air

Houston is suing Volkswagen for $100 million claiming its cars that evaded U.S. emission standards "spew dangerous chemicals" in the air surrounding the Texas city.

The Harris County attorney filed a lawsuit against Volkswagen Group of America on Wedn...

Volkswagen emblem

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EPA to automakers: We'll test everyone for VW problems

Federal regulators are putting U.S. automakers on notice.

The EPA said Friday it will test emissions at every automaker to make sure no other company is trying to dodge pollution regulations like Volkswagen did.

Obama and Xi Jinping

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China to unveil new climate regulations

China plans to unveil a new cap-and-trade program for carbon emissions Friday as the country's leader meets in Washington with President Barack Obama, U.S. officials said Thursday night.

National Zoo panda gives birth

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3 prosecuted in China over panda poaching

Three people are being prosecuted in China over the killing of a giant panda in the wild and the sale of its meat, state media reported.

Giant pandas are an endangered species that's beloved in China, where many regard the creatures as a national trea...

Hillary Clinton in New Hampshire

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Hillary Clinton opposes Keystone XL pipeline

Hillary Clinton said Tuesday she opposes the controversial Keystone XL pipeline, taking sides with progressives who are fighting the 1,179-mile project over environmental concerns.

The announcement, which comes after months of Clinton remaining mum ov...

summer weather


Been a hot summer? Try Earth's hottest on record

The summer of 2015 is Earth's hottest on record.

Earthlings, you deserve a lemonade. With ice.

The meteorological summer of June-July-August saw its highest globally averaged temperature since records began in 1880, the National Oceanic and Atmospheric...

crumbling tourist sites - Great Barrier Reef 2

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Report: Marine life has taken devastating hit over 40 years

A new report from the World Wildlife Fund indicates a nearly 50% decline in marine life populations between 1970 and 2012.

Hazy skies, Malaysia


WHO: 3 million die early from air pollution every year

The air we breathe outdoors could be harming more people than ever, a new study suggests.

Ben Carson September 2015

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Brown gives Carson climate change evidence

Ben Carson says there's no convincing research to prove that man plays a role in climate change.

Did You Know?

  • Oregonians drive in excess of 31 billion miles a year.

  • Most families spend more on transportation than healthcare or food.

  • About 67% of all trips are non-work related.

  • Transportation accounts for 34% of greenhouse gas emissions in Oregon.

  • The average car releases nearly a pound of C02 for each mile driven.

  • Green your commute - try carpooling, biking or taking the bus just twice a week.
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