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FILE - Vehicles make their way west on Interstate 80 across the San Francisco-Oakland Bay Bridge as seen from Treasure Island in San Francisco, Dec. 10, 2015.
Environmental Protection Agency is withdrawing California's authority to issue stricter vehicle efficiency rules than the federal government
VOA science Correspondent Steve Baragona
Wed, 09/18/2019 - 19:30
Flavored vaping solutions are shown in a window display at a vape and smoke shop, Monday Sept. 16, 2019, in New York. New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo is pushing to enact a statewide ban on the sale of flavored e-cigarettes amid growing health concerns of…
Development follows US outbreak that has killed seven people and sickened hundreds
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:33
United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon addresses the Annual Conference of Swiss Developement Cooperation in Zurich, Switzerland January 22, 2016. On the screen behind are displayed the 17 goals of UN's 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.    REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann
A high-level summit in New York next week will be the first to focus on the sustainable development goals since they were adopted by the United Nations four years ago
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 17:02
Swedish teen climate activist Greta Thunberg testifies at a Climate Crisis Committee joint hearing on "Voices Leading the Next Generation on the Global Climate Crisis," on Capitol Hill, in Washington, Sept. 18, 2019.
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Greta Thunberg has been in the United States since last month when she sailed in to New York on a solar-powered boat to attend a UN climate summit
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 15:12
A roadside tobacco shop vendor displays an e cigarette in New Delhi, India, Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019. India's government on Wednesday decided to ban e-cigarettes, expressing concern at the alarming rate at which vaping is becoming popular among the…
The government is expected to issue an ordinance soon prohibiting the manufacturing, import, export, transport, sale, distribution, storage and advertising related to e-cigarettes
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 09:38
FILE - In this Sept. 19, 2013 file photo, automobile traffic flows over the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. Doctors and California officials will be among those weighing in on the Trump administration's proposal to roll back car-mileage…
Trump administration asserts only the federal government has power to regulate greenhouse gas emissions and fuel economy
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:53
Swedish youth climate activist Greta Thunber, 16,  sits on the side among other youth climate activists at a news conference about the Green New Deal hosted by U.S. Senator Ed Markey (D-MA)  in front of the U.S. Capitol in Washington, Sept. 17, 2019
Greta Thunberg brings her campaign for urgent action on climate change to the US Capitol
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Wed, 09/18/2019 - 00:02