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  • The Latest on the flight of a solar-powered airplane from Hawaii to California in an attempt to circumnavigate the globe:. The plane took off from Hawaii on Thursday morning and is expected to arrive in the San Francisco Bay area by Saturday evening. The pair spoke on Earth Day, as Piccard continued his journey from Hawaii to Northern California.

  • *Mercedes, Opel and VW brands affected by recall. WOLFSBURG/ FRANKFURT, April 22- Volkswagen said on Friday it would take a 16.2- billion- euro hit to its 2015 results and slash its dividend to help pay for its emissions-test cheating scandal. The news came amid growing signs a regulatory clampdown in the wake of VW's cheating is affecting the broader industry, with...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany, April 22- Volkswagen is not yet able to put a figure on the total cost of cleaning up the diesel emissions cheating scandal until a final deal is struck with authorities in the United States, Chief Executive Matthias Mueller said on Friday. VW on Thursday said it had agreed on a framework of the deal with the Justice Department, state of...

  • Earth Day Protest

    On Earth Day 2016, it's about time the environmental movement realizes that business isn't the enemy, says Green Building Council's Rick Fedrizzi.

  • FRANKFURT, April 22- Volkswagen announced on Friday a 4.1 billion euros operating loss for 2015 as Europe's largest automaker took a 16.2 billion euros hit to pay for its diesel emissions test-rigging scandal. But after deducting 16.2 billion euros to pay for the Dieselgate settlement, and an additional 400 million euros to restructure commercial vehicles...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany— It's been a bad week for German automakers. On Thursday, Daimler said the U.S. Justice Department asked the company to investigate irregularities in diesel emissions in its Mercedes brand vehicles. Steve Berman, a Seattle attorney who has sued Daimler over Mercedes diesel pollution, said both German automakers saw a niche in the U.S. for...

  • WOLFSBURG, Germany— Volkswagen says it will take $18.2 billion writedown for 2015 from diesel emissions scandal..

  • *Opel, Mercedes, Audi and VW hit by recall- official. BERLIN/ FRANKFURT, April 22- Volkswagen's emissions-test cheating scandal spilled over to the wider car industry on Friday as Germany's top manufacturers agreed to recall 630,000 vehicles to tweak diesel engine software technology blamed for causing high pollution. Late on Thursday, VW agreed a framework...

  • Deforestation in Liberia

    Up to $500 million aimed to protect the world's second-largest rainforest appears to have had little to no impact, according to new research.

  • The tree-hugging side of a tequila icon

    Patron and Paul Mitchell founder John Paul DeJoria talks about running a sustainable business.

  • BERLIN— Five German automakers have agreed to recall a total of 630,000 diesel vehicles in Europe following an investigation into their emissions levels, officials said Friday. Germany's transport minister, Alexander Dobrindt, identified the companies concerned as Mercedes, Opel Volkswagen and its subsidiaries Audi and Porsche. The move followed a probe...

  • LONDON, April 22- European shares fell slightly on Friday as automaker Daimler reported disappointing results and said it would investigate its U.S. emissions certification process. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.3 percent by 1048 GMT, adding to a 0.3 percent fall in the previous session, although it was still headed for a second straight...

  • BERLIN, April 22- German car manufacturers will recall 630,000 Porsche, Volkswagen Opel, Audi and Mercedes vehicles to fix diesel emissions management software, a German government official said on Friday, widening a clampdown on pollution in the wake of the Volkswagen scandal. As part of a broader investigation into high levels of health-threatening nitric...

  • John Paul Dejoria, Paul Mitchells Systems.

    'We feel that success unshared is failure and giving back is part of business,' John Paul DeJoria said.

  • *Daimler said U.S. Department of Justice asks for probe. FRANKFURT/ WASHINGTON, April 22- Daimler shares fell more than five percent on Friday, hit by news that the United States Department of Justice had asked the carmaker to investigate its emissions certification process for vehicles including its Mercedes brand. The investigation comes six months after the...

  • PARIS— French car giant PSA Group, which produces Peugeot and Citroen vehicles, says the fraud squad has paid a visit and seized some material as part of a probe into emissions after the Volkswagen scandal. France's biggest auto producer released a statement about the search on Thursday by the General Directorate for Competition Policy, Consumer Affairs and...

  • LONDON, April 22- European shares fell for a second day on Friday as automaker Daimler reported disappointing results and said it planned to investigate its emissions certifications. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index was down 0.5 percent by 0810 GMT, although it was still headed for a second straight week of gains. Daimler also said the U.S. Department of...

  • LONDON, April 22- European shares fell on Friday following some disappointing company news, with automaker Daimler sliding after its results and a planned probe into its emissions certification process, while poor sales also hit luxury group Kering. The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index fell 0.5 percent in early trading, although it remained on track for...

  • LOS ANGELES— Robert Leviton's loudest neighbor is a 12- lane freeway. He paid $666,000 for his townhouse, more than triple the U.S. median home sales price. "Land is so scarce that the properties that are available for residential development tend to be those fringe properties," said Tim Barden, senior vice president at Land Advisors Organization, a national land...

  • Southeast Asia Drought

    Rebecca Keller, science and technology analyst at Stratfor, explains how managing limited water resources can be a systemic problem in the region.