Environment

VW, Ford team up to make autonomous, electric vehicles

Jul 12, 2019

Volkswagen will invest $2.6 billion into a Pittsburgh autonomous vehicle company that's mostly owned by Ford as part of a broader partnership on electric and self-driving vehicles, the companies confirmed Friday

EPA reverses ban on pesticide seen as threat to bees

Jul 12, 2019

The Trump administration is allowing a once-prohibited farm pesticide back on the market over objections from beekeepers

Trump escapes blame for ethanol policy hurting corn farmers

Jul 12, 2019

Farmers and the politicians representing them hesitate to directly blame President Donald Trump for EPA decisions on ethanol that hurt corn farmers targeting instead the EPA and its Trump-appointed administrator.

California asks US to end plan to drop rat poison on islands

Jul 10, 2019

Federal wildlife officials were urged Wednesday to withdraw a proposal to drop 1.5 tons of rat poison on remote islands off the coast of California to kill a mice infestation until it addresses questions on the impact to wildlife

'A floodier future': Scientists say records will be broken

Jul 10, 2019

Federal scientists predict 40 places in the U.S. will experience higher than normal rates of so-called sunny day flooding this year because of rising sea levels and an abnormal El Nino weather system

UN report: Climate change is undermining poverty eradication

Jul 9, 2019

A U.N. report says hunger is growing and the world is not on track to end extreme poverty by 2030 and meet other U.N. goals, saying that is mainly because progress is being undermined by climate change and increasing inequality

Fresh from the lab: Startups make meat that avoids slaughter

Jul 9, 2019

A number of startups are creating meat in a lab to avoid hurting animals and damaging the environment

Plan by Sanders, Ocasio-Cortez to declare climate emergency

Jul 9, 2019

Sen. Bernie Sanders and Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez are teaming up on a plan that would designate climate change as an emergency

Stocking up for school can be eco-friendly - and economical

Jul 9, 2019

Environmentally friendly school supplies can carry big prices, but it's possible to care for the Earth and your wallet at the same time

23 US governors join Calif. in opposing Trump mileage freeze

Jul 9, 2019

Citing climate-damaging tailpipe emissions, 23 US governors sign a pledge backing California leaders in their showdown with the Trump administration over its plans to relax vehicle mileage standards

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