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Indonesia burning: forest fires predicted to be worst on record 

There are widespread forest fires in Indonesia almost every year during the dry season, but this year’s are proving particularly devastating, destroying vast tracts of jungle and blanketing neighbouring countries in toxic smog How serious are this year’s fires? Nasa … Continue reading

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UK toxic car pollution tests delayed by lack of equipment 

The government has little idea of how much deadly nitrogen oxide (NOx) is being emitted by individual passenger cars because it has only one £100,000 machine able to test real-world emissions, it has emerged. Until now, government vehicle inspectors have … Continue reading

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US steams ahead with new rules to curb pollution by superyachts 

No self-respecting oligarch these days can afford to be without a superyacht. Ownership of a bling boat is as obligatory as the Ferrari in the triple garage and the private jet on standby. However, within months any billionaire wanting to … Continue reading

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Emissions scandal: how the drive for diesel ran out of gas 

From backroom deals between European leaders to the burying of the bad news of 23,000 premature UK deaths on the day Jeremy Corbyn was elected Labour leader, the scandal that has engulfed the diesel car is a startling tale. It … Continue reading

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A mucky business 

HERBIE, a Volkswagen Beetle with a mind of its own in a series of Disney films launched in the 1960s, had its share of misadventures. But things had a way of ending up happily for both the car and its … Continue reading

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The rise of diesel in Europe: the impact on health and pollution 

In a bid to reduce CO2 emissions in the 90s, Europe backed a major switch from petrol to diesel cars but the result was a rise in deadly air pollution Volkswagen’s rigging of emissions tests for diesel cars comes after … Continue reading

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Diesel cars: What’s all the fuss about? 

Diesel cars are taking a right hammering at the moment, but how bad is the problem and why isn’t more being done to address it? Diesel cars are taking a right hammering at the moment. Dirty engines spewing out noxious … Continue reading

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Summer Wildfires: Chemicals, and Effects on Air Pollution

Wildfires – such as those in California – can have substantial effects on both air pollution and human health. What are the most common pollutants resulting from the California wildfires, and other fire events – and how dangerous are these … Continue reading

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