Volkswagen CEO Steps Down, Takes Responsibility For Emissions-Scandal, Admits No WrongdoingVolkswagen's CEO Martin Winterkorn has stepped following the EPA discovery that stealth software makes VW's 2009-2015 2.0-liter diesel engine cars run cleaner during emissions tests than in actual driving.
Volkswagen To Fix 500,000 Diesel Cars After EPA Discovers Automaker Rigged Emissions TestsThe U.S. Environmental Protection Agency accused VW of getting around U.S. clean air rules -- rigging emissions tests for about 500,000 diesel cars. In response, Volkswagen has halted the sale of some vehicles in the U.S.
Gov. Brown Speeds Up California’s Climate Change Response With New Executive OrderGovernor Jerry Brown wants California to slash its carbon footprint even more quickly than is already called for in the continent's most ambitious climate change law.
Governor Brown Calls For Reducing Emissions 40 Percent Below 1990 Levels By 2030The executive order is the most aggressive benchmark in North America and is line with those of leading international governments, including the European Union.
Study Finds Methane Emissions Dropping In USResearchers have found that methane emissions from local natural gas distribution systems across the U.S. have decreased in the past 20 years.
DC Environmental Director To Tout Hydrogen-Powered CarThe District of Columbia's top environmental official will be taking a spin in a new car that's powered by air.
Noise, Air Pollution Concerns Prompt Potential Leaf Blower Ban In SunnyvaleThe city of Sunnyvale is looking into possibly restricting or banning use of leaf blowers because of numerous noise complaints and air pollution concerns.
Despite Carbon Emissions Concerns, Car Makers Betting Big On Hydrogen MarketHydrogen cars may not be as green as they seem even though they’re zero-emission.
Mysterious Sources Of Methane Viewed From Space Makes Central California 2nd Worst 'Hot Spot' In NationA small hot spot in California's Central Valley is likely the second largest concentration of the greenhouse gas methane seen over the United States, according to a new study of satellite data.
DPR Builds San Francisco’s First Net Zero Energy Office BuildingFrom the outside it looks like any other office building, but inside the new San Francisco offices of DPR Construction the hallmarks of green building are everywhere.
MTC Uses High-Tech Traffic Reporting To Decongest Bay Area FreewaysThe Metropolitan Transportation Commission believes that with these traffic reporting technologies, it will be possible to squeeze another 20 percent efficiency out of Bay Area freeways.
Truckers Protest Emission Standards, Block Traffic At Port Of OaklandOakland police said they cited at least half a dozen people at a noisy protest Wednesday morning at the Port of Oakland by truck drivers who are pushing for better pay and help in complying with new air emissions standards.