Can’t afford to backslide on climate change: Becerra

California State Attorney General Xavier Becerra says his state cannot “afford to backslide in our battle against climate change – it’s about our survival.” Pres. Trump is promising to revoke the state’s waiver allowing for different auto emissions standards. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).

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U.S. will revoke California waiver to require cleaner cars

U.S. President Donald Trump confirmed on Wednesday the Environmental Protection Agency will revoke California’s waiver that allows it to require automakers to build cleaner vehicles than federal requirements demand. Zachary Goelman reports.

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‘Flying taxi’ tested on River Seine, offered as future of Parisian transport

With air pollution a constant threat to Paris and transport lines bursting at the seams on rush hour, a startup is proposing a “flying taxi” as a greener alternative that makes use of the River Seine.

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Man rescued from flooded tunnel as Spain rains leave three people dead

Heavy rainfall in the regions of Valencia and Murcia have been sweeping away cars and debris and forcing the evacuation of hundreds of people, including from flooded highways. Rough cut (no reporter narration).

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Ford bets on electric trucks to head off Tesla

Three years ago, Tesla CEO Elon Musk declared he wanted to attack the heart of the Detroit automakers’ franchises with a Tesla electric pickup. But Ford and GM are revving up for a fierce fight to protect their most profitable products.

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E-frack: a safer, cheaper fracking alternative?

A new shale technology called electric fracking is being adopted by oil drillers because of the potential to lower costs and reduce air pollution but oilfield service companies are balking at the price needed to convert diesel fracking equipment to natural gas.

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