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  • BEIJING/ MELBOURNE, July 26- China may ban imports of some scrap metal, including copper, from the end of 2018, according to an industry association notice, which may lead to higher refined copper imports into the world's largest consumer of the metal. "The market is reacting to the news about China banning scrap cables, scrap motor and other scrap metals from the end...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— German automaker Daimler's profits barely rose and were short of market expectations as its Mercedes-Benz luxury car division boomed while earnings lagged at its truck, van and bus businesses. The Stuttgart- based company reported Wednesday that net profit was up a scant 2 percent compared with a year ago, to 2.51 billion euros.

  • *World on track to overshoot Paris temperature limits. *Harvard project researches ways to dim sunlight. Backers say the risky, often expensive projects are urgently needed to find ways of meeting the goals of the Paris climate deal to curb global warming that researchers blame for causing more heatwaves, downpours and rising sea levels.

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's government will announce on Wednesday that it will ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fuelled cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, newspapers reported on Tuesday. No one was immediately available for comment at Britain's environment ministry which was due to make the...

  • LONDON, July 25- Britain's government will announce on Wednesday that it will ban the sale of petrol- and diesel-fueled cars from 2040 when all vehicles must be fully electric as part of a plan to clean up air pollution, newspapers reported on Tuesday. No one was immediately available for comment at Britain's environment ministry which was due to make the...

  • HARRISBURG, Pa.— The Latest on a halt to work on a natural gas pipeline in Pennsylvania:. An environmental hearing board judge has ordered a two-week halt to horizontal directional drilling in Pennsylvania on a natural gas pipeline pending a hearing next month. The $2.5 billion, 350- mile pipeline across southern Pennsylvania is to carry propane, butane and...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 25- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday a package of bills intended to use market forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions, extending by a decade the state's signature plan to combat climate change. The legislation puts California at the forefront of plans by mostly Democratic governors to reduce carbon emissions and...

  • WASHINGTON— President Donald Trump's environmental chief issued a list of directives on Tuesday he says will revitalize the federal program that cleans up hazardous waste sites. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt unveiled 42 recommendations from a Superfund Task Force he appointed in March. Pruitt has pledged to make mitigating...

  • LOS ANGELES, July 25- California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law on Tuesday a package of bills that use market forces to cut greenhouse gas emissions, extending by a decade the state's signature plan to combat climate change. The legislation puts California at the forefront of plans by mostly Democratic governors to reduce carbon emissions and adhere to...

  • Jerry Brown signing legislation to extend California's cap and trade climate program:. Arnold Schwarzenegger joined his successor Jerry Brown on San Francisco's Treasure Island Tuesday as Brown signed a bill keeping cap and trade alive until 2030.. Jerry Brown is set to sign legislation keeping alive California's signature initiative to fight global...

  • July 25- A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said on Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been held since January when he was arrested trying to return to Germany.

  • July 25- A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on Aug. 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said on Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been held since January when he was arrested trying to return to Germany.

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • DETROIT— A German Volkswagen executive who has been in a Michigan jail for months plans to plead guilty in the company's U.S. emissions scandal, a court spokesman said Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, former manager of a VW engineering office in suburban Detroit, will appear in federal court on Aug. 4. He's been in custody since January when he was arrested while on vacation...

  • July 25- A Volkswagen AG executive charged in the automaker's diesel emissions scandal plans to plead guilty on August 4 in U.S. District Court in Detroit, a court spokesman said Tuesday. Oliver Schmidt, who was chief of Volkswagen's environmental and engineering center in Michigan, has been held since January when he was arrested trying to return to Germany.

  • Seven other senators are co-sponsoring it: Ben Cardin of Maryland, Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a...

  • Six other senators- Kamala Harris of California, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, Cory Booker of New Jersey, Kirsten Gillibrand of New York, Richard Durbin of Illinois and Ed Markey of Massachusetts- are co-sponsoring it. The EPA considered whether to ban it for roughly a decade before Trump appointed EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, a Republican from...

  • FRANKFURT, Germany— Germany's BMW will make the electric version of its Mini compact cars at its factory in Oxford, England, a decision that comes at a time when automakers are scrutinizing investment plans due to Britain's impending departure from the European Union. BMW AG said Tuesday the battery-powered Mini would be based on the three-door model.

  • July 25- The U.S. Transportation Department said on Tuesday it may revise the 2021 model year fuel efficiency requirements as it reviews the Obama administration vehicle emissions rules a year earlier than previously disclosed. In March, President Donald Trump ordered a review of U.S. vehicle fuel-efficiency standards from model year 2022 through 2025.

  • Just under 126,000 people were employed in the U.K.'s renewable energy industry in 2015/16, according to a new report.