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Trump could seek new law to purge government of Obama appointees

If he wins the presidency, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump would seek to purge the federal government of officials appointed by Democratic President Barack Obama and could ask Congress to pass legislation making it easier to fire public workers, Trump ally, Chris Christie, said on Tuesday.

US authorities say Volkswagen diesel recall plan 'not approvable'

The California Air Resources Board rejected Tuesday Volkswagen's recall plan for diesel cars equipped with emissions cheat devices, and the federal Environmental Protection Agency agreed the plan was not acceptable.

Audi to spend 50 million euros to repair diesel cars in US

The US agency alleges that the AECD permitted Audi to evade US emissions controls.

EPA says Volkswagen cheating software may be on more vehicles

The Environmental Protection Agency accused VW of putting the software on about 10,000 vehicles.

Higher death rates even when air pollution is below EPA limits

A new study has linked air pollution below EPA standards with higher death rates.

No widespread danger to water from fracking: US agency

The controversial oil and gas extraction technique known as fracking poses no widespread danger to US drinking water, the US environmental agency said Thursday in a long-awaited assessment.

New Zealand stops Basin Reserve fly-over

New Zealand`s environmental watchdog stepped in Tuesday to prevent a proposed fly-over in Wellington that would have threatened the historic Basin Reserve`s status as a Test cricket venue.

Climate action to save thousands of lives: White House

The White House said Friday proposed US action against climate change would save thousands of lives by reducing asthma, heat-related illnesses and other health hazards.

`Barack Obama`s carbon emission policy to benefit India`

The new ambitious carbon emission standards announced by the Obama administration can usher in a great India-US cooperation on low-carbon growth strategies, a top Indian industrialist has said.

US top court examines rules on cross-border air pollution

The US Supreme Court heard arguments on environmental rules aiming to reduce smog that drifts from one state to another.

US to limit emissions at new power plants

The US Environmental Protection Agency proposed Friday to limit carbon dioxide emissions from new power plants, in a bid to implement President Barack Obama`s plan to fight climate change.

Obama announces emmisions cut plan for first time

US President Barack Obama has unveiled the country`s first national climate action plan, pledging to limit carbon emissions from American power plants.

US suspends contracts with British oil giant BP

The US has temporarily suspended new government contracts with the British oil and gas company BP.

`US greenhouse gas output rose 3.2% in 2010`

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions rose 3.2 percent in 2010 from the previous year amid economic growth and higher electricity demand from high summer temperatures.

Scented candles affect our health

Chemicals called phthalates, which helps smells linger cause birth defects & reproductive problems.

Scented candles affect our health

Chemicals called phthalates, which helps smells linger cause birth defects & reproductive problems.