Volkswagen Stock Plummets As CEO Admits To Software CheatThe scandal at Volkswagen is growing. The German car manufacturer admitted Tuesday that software designed to cheat emissions tests was installed in 11 million cars worldwide. The scandal prompted an apology from Volkswagen USA CEO Michael Horn. "Our company was dishonest with the EPA," Horn said.
Study: Americans Doubling EPA Waste EstimateAmericans are apparently sending about twice as much garbage to landfills as the federal government has estimated. A new survey by Yale University found America tosses about five pounds of trash per person into landfills every day.
EPA Orders 40 Percent Cut In Minnesota Carbon Emissions By 2030The Environmental Protection Agency is ordering a 40 percent cut in Minnesota's carbon emissions by 2030. Most of that will come from power plants, like Xcel's Sherco plant in Becker.
Q&A: A Look At Climate Change Plan And Its Impact On StatesPresident Barack Obama unveiled the final regulations in his plan to cut nationwide carbon dioxide emissions 32 percent by 2030. Obama touted it as a bold step to slow climate change, while opponents said it was federal overreach that will raise prices for electricity consumers.
Minnesota Prepares For Obama's Call To Cut EmissionsPresident Barack Obama unveiled Monday new power plant regulations designed to combat the earth's changing climate. Under new rules, power plants have to cut carbon dioxide emissions by 32 percent over the next 15 years.
House Republicans Would Cut EPA Spending 9 Percent, Target Wolf Protections House Republicans proposed a spending bill Tuesday that cuts the budget at the Environmental Protection Agency by 9 percent and tries to prevent the Obama administration from enacting several regulations.
Top 7 Houseplants For Clean AirAir purifiers and HEPA filters combat indoor air pollution, but for a greener option, use houseplants.
Environmental Groups, EPA Settle Suit Over Sherco EmissionsClean air advocates, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, and a subsidiary of Xcel Energy have reached a settlement that will reduce emissions from the Sherco plant in Sherburne County. The settlement was filed Friday in U.S. District Court.
What Is Earth Day And Why Is It So Important?For many, Earth Day is simply a day that comes and goes, but the meaning behind the day means much more just planting a few trees.
Supreme Court Seems Divided Over EPA Mercury LimitsThe Supreme Court's conservative justices cast doubt Wednesday on the Obama administration's first-ever regulations aimed at reducing power plant emissions of mercury and other hazardous air pollutants.
GOP Lawmaker Targets Obama Climate PlanHouse Republicans targeted a key element of President Obama's strategy for fighting climate change, releasing a bill to delay the Obama administration's plan to limit carbon pollution.
Lawmakers Hold Off On Taking On EPA Over Wood Stove RulesMinnesota lawmakers are waiting to take on the Environmental Protection Agency over new standards for wood-burning stoves and furnaces.