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Diesels more polluting below 18C, research suggests 

Pollution from many popular diesel cars is much worse when it is colder than 18C outside, new research suggests. Testing company Emissions Analytics told the BBC it has measured a significant rise in poisonous gas emissions from a wide range … Continue reading

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UK accused of trying to undermine EU air pollution targets 

Leaked papers reveal that Tory MEPs were told to support a ‘get-out clause’ in proposed new Europe-wide laws The British government has been accused of trying to secretly undermine new EU air pollution targets in favour of big business, as … Continue reading

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Europe’s problem with diesel cars 

New UK government tests confirm that diesel cars produce a lot more air pollution in real-world driving when compared with the legal tests. Those sold since 2009 emitted six times more nitrogen oxides, on average. Compared with the stricter standards … Continue reading

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Diesel cars’ emissions far higher on road than in lab, tests show 

UK inquiry after Volkswagen scandal finds much higher nitrogen oxide levels than when vehicles are tested in laboratory Diesel cars are producing many times more health-damaging pollutants than claimed by laboratory tests, with some emitting up to 12 times the … Continue reading

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VW reaches US deal in emissions scandal 

Volkswagen will offer “substantial compensation” and car buy-back deals in the US as part of a settlement of the the diesel emissions scandal. Final details of the packages offered will be announced in June, but a court had given VW … Continue reading

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More than 1,000 diesel cars caught without pollution filter, figures show 

Government urged to crack down on rogue practice of garages removing compulsory diesel particulate filters from vehicles More than a thousand diesel cars have been caught without an essential pollution filter that traps deadly particles, according to government figures. But … Continue reading

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The truth about London’s air pollution 

Invisible pollution kills up to 9,000 people a year in the capital. But under government plans, from school gates to shopping streets, Londoners will be breathing dangerous air until 2025. What more can be done? In the morning, this traffic … Continue reading

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EU parliament fails to close loopholes in controversial car emission tests 

MEPs fail to veto proposal that will allow cars to emit twice the limit of NOx pollution following pressure from pro-car industry countries MEPs have failed to veto loopholes in air pollution limits on new diesel cars, despite public anger … Continue reading

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