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US President Donald Trump singles out Ford Motor Co for not backing fuel economy rollback
Business

US President Donald Trump singles out Ford Motor Co for not backing fuel economy rollback

Ford is one of four automaker, that reached a voluntary agreement with California on fuel efficiency rules defying Trump

World Water Day: 1 billion Indians live without clean water supply, report suggests
India

World Water Day: 1 billion Indians live without clean water supply, report suggests

Ranked 120 out of 122 nations for water quality, 75% of households in India lack clean water access.

World Water Day 2019: Water scarcity bigger threat than climate change, EPA says
science

World Water Day 2019: Water scarcity bigger threat than climate change, EPA says

While climate change is important, most threats posed by it are 50-75 years out, said agency chief.

Living around vinyl floors, fire-resistant sofas can be toxic to kids, study finds
science

Living around vinyl floors, fire-resistant sofas can be toxic to kids, study finds

Some of the risks the study associated with these pollutants are ADHD, autism & cancer.

Scandal-plagued US environment chief Scott Pruitt resigns; EPA deputy Andrew Wheeler to take over as interim chief
World

Scandal-plagued US environment chief Scott Pruitt resigns; EPA deputy Andrew Wheeler to take over as interim chief

US president Donald Trump on Thursday announced the departure of his environment chief, Scott Pruitt, who faced ever-growing ethics scandals over his spending and conduct in office.

White House calls mounting allegations against environment chief 'troublesome'
science

White House calls mounting allegations against environment chief 'troublesome'

In April, Scott Pruitt received a tongue-lashing from members of Congress as well who were alarmed over the scandals.

Environment in 2017: Questionable policies, climate change apathy are no longer options
Life

Environment in 2017: Questionable policies, climate change apathy are no longer options

2017 has taught us several things about escalating carbon emissions, the real impact of global warming and the responsibility that rests on the shoulders of our elected representatives #YearInReview

Hurricane Harvey: Flood water leads to explosion in Houston chemical plant
World

Hurricane Harvey: Flood water leads to explosion in Houston chemical plant

No serious injuries were reported. But the blast added a new hazard to Hurricane Harvey’s aftermath

Donald Trump's idea for 'Mexico border wall of solar panels' borrowed from Wall Street Journal op-ed
World

Donald Trump's idea for 'Mexico border wall of solar panels' borrowed from Wall Street Journal op-ed

Donald Trump is crediting himself with the idea of building a Mexico border wall of solar panels. But that looks to be a borrowed brainwave. Here are some more fact checks on what the US president has said.

Intel and Bosch team up to develop cost-effective monitoring system for managing air quality
News & Analysis

Intel and Bosch team up to develop cost-effective monitoring system for managing air quality

The Intel-based Bosch Air Quality Micro Climate Monitoring System (MCMS), can provide intelligent data and enable real-time analysis.

Paris Agreement: France says global fight against climate change will go on as US pulls out
World

Paris Agreement: France says global fight against climate change will go on as US pulls out

France said on Monday that the global fight against climate change was irreversible and could even be accelerated, despite Donald Trump's decision to pull the United States out of the Paris accord on carbon emissions.

Paris Agreement: G7 leaders will gather in Italy to discuss Trump withdrawal, US to clarify stance
World

Paris Agreement: G7 leaders will gather in Italy to discuss Trump withdrawal, US to clarify stance

The 2 day meeting of the G7 will begin and would see participants from the 7 nations seeking to clarify what Donald Trump intended to do to curb climate change

EPA defends Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement
World

EPA defends Donald Trump's decision to withdraw from Paris Agreement

Washington: The Paris climate pact did not hold countries like India accountable on greenhouse emissions as they did not have to take steps until they received USD 2.5 trillion in aid, a top US official said on Tuesday.

Donald Trump to sign executive order to roll back Barack Obama's climate change policies
World

Donald Trump to sign executive order to roll back Barack Obama's climate change policies

US President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday aimed at unravelling climate-change policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, a media report said

Trump Administration to roll back stringent regulations on vehicle pollution
News & Analysis

Trump Administration to roll back stringent regulations on vehicle pollution

The Trump administration is expected to begin rolling back stringent federal regulations on vehicle pollution that contributes to global warming, marking a U-turn to efforts to force the American auto industry to produce more electric cars, a media report said.

Donald Trump to increase military funds in federal budget by $54 billion; proposes big cuts in other departments
World

Donald Trump to increase military funds in federal budget by $54 billion; proposes big cuts in other departments

President Donald Trump is proposing a huge $54 billion surge in US military spending in his first federal budget while slashing big chunks from domestic programs and foreign aid.

Donald Trump plans to boost spending on Defence, says White House officials
World

Donald Trump plans to boost spending on Defence, says White House officials

US President Donald Trump will instruct federal agencies on Monday to assemble a budget for the coming fiscal year that includes sharp increases in Defence Department spending and drastic cuts to domestic agencies, according to administration officials.

Volkswagen emissions scandal: Dieselgate settlement to cost VW $ 15 million
Auto

Volkswagen emissions scandal: Dieselgate settlement to cost VW $ 15 million

Volkswagen to buy back 85 per cent of the 4,75,000 affected vehicles with the 2.0 TDI engine by June 2019

Volkswagen to shell out $14 bn in US for emissions scandal
Business

Volkswagen to shell out $14 bn in US for emissions scandal

The details of the agreement were leaked on Monday to several US media, but is provisional and will not be officially published at least until a court in San Francisco, which is overseeing the case, will hold a public hearing on Thursday

Ouch! 2.6 million dead bees make stinging point about pesticides
Life

Ouch! 2.6 million dead bees make stinging point about pesticides

About 84 percent of the crops grown for human consumption must be pollinated by bees and other insects to increase their yields and quality.