News tagged with emissions

Volkswagen has emissions-cheating fix ready

Volkswagen's plan to fix most of its 2-liter diesel engines that cheat on emissions tests includes a computer software update and a larger catalytic converter to trap harmful nitrogen oxide, and it may not hurt mileage or ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Business
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Carbon tax could lower emissions and GST

A new, powerful way of modelling the impact of carbon pricing has been developed by University of Auckland doctoral researcher Sina Mashinchi. It shows how a carbon tax targeting emissions-intensive industries, along with ...

dateJul 22, 2016 in Environment
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We're lucky climate change didn't happen sooner

There is some consolation in how the fossil fuel-induced climatic changes we increasingly experience through droughts and storm surges are playing out. It could have happened sooner, and therefore already have been much worse.

dateJul 21, 2016 in Environment
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Ship engine emissions adversely affect macrophages

Ship emissions adversely affect the health of inhabitants of coastal regions. This was the main finding of a study on the influence of ship engine emissions on macrophages in the lungs conducted by scientists of Helmholtz ...

dateJul 19, 2016 in Environment
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