Hundreds of thousands of diesel drivers in Germany have filed a class action lawsuit against the carmaker. Similar cases in the United States have resulted in billions of dollars in payouts.
The cruise ship sector wants to shake off its dirty image. Cleaner fuels and electricity from land are expected to help fix it. Environmentalists welcome the green initiatives but warn against any premature euphoria.
New Zealand has passed a law that aims to make the country almost carbon neutral by 2050. Farmers, who bring in a large portion of foreign income, will be given some flexibility.
The shipping industry has long been one of the most important to the world economy, and one of the most destructive to the environment. New regulations come into effect on January 1 which could have a profound impact.
The German automaker has warned that tougher emissions rules in the EU will hurt its profits over the next two years. Daimler is struggling with falling profits as it looks to make a costly switch to electric vehicles.
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