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Northern Star

Asian demand for face masks soars on fears of Chinese virus

By HARUKA NUGA and GRANT PECK | January 28, 2020

TOKYO (AP) — Panic and pollution drive the market for protective face masks, so business is booming in Asia, where fear of the virus from China is straining supplies and helping make mask-wearing the new normal.Demand for face masks and hand sanitizing...

Northeast governors slow to embrace regional climate pact

By MICHAEL CASEY | January 27, 2020

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — Supporters of a regional pact that would tackle transportation emissions are struggling to win over several New England governors concerned that the climate change initiative will increase gas prices.After the Transportation and...

Macedonia imposes urgent measures due to severe pollution

January 27, 2020

SKOPJE, North Macedonia (AP) — North Macedonia’s government on Monday said it was imposing urgent measures in the country’s capital, Skopje, and the western city of Tetovo in order to protect people from severely high levels of air pollution.Authorities...

Impending emissions regulations could have real consequences

Impending emissions regulations could have real consequences

By Jordan Radloff | September 27, 2019

The California state government announced in a Sept. 18 news conference that it would be filing a lawsuit against the federal government to protect its right to set vehicle emission standards. This was a result of the Trump administration’s announcement...