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Team Fahrvergnügen used PowerPoint to plot the VW diesel emissions cheat

Team Fahrvergnügen used PowerPoint to plot the VW diesel emissions cheat Volkswagen executives reportedly turned down opportunities to add more effective, full-time pollution controls because of the cost.The reports suggest VW was concerned that meeting US emissions standards would wear out the emissions gear VW used, and that more sophisticated emissions controls would make VW diesel cars even costlier than competing Hondas and Toyotas.

India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO

India is home to half of the world's 20 most polluted cities: WHO New Delhi is no longer the world’s most polluted city, but India continues to afflicted by air pollution, being home to four of the 10 cities with the worst air pollution levels, according to new data from the World Health Organisation.Overall, 10 Indian cities figured in the list of world’s 20 most polluted cities.

Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels

Poisoning pigeons in the park: Using urban pigeons to monitor lead levels A new study of pigeons in the City shows that lead levels in the pigeons track closely with lead levels in children living in the same neighborhoods.What if we could use them to monitor possible dangers to our health in the environment, like lead pollution?

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer

How Audi worked the V6 diesel emissions cheat: a 22-minute timer These are the engines supplied by Audi for use on the Audi Q7, Porsche Cayenne, and VW Touareg models.While VW has reached terms to compensate owners of four-cylinder VW-Audi diesels (below), for about 85,000 owners of 3.

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers

Industrial pollution particles found in brains of city dwellers The team found high levels of nanoparticles made of a mineral called magnetite.More importantly, they found evidence that these nanoparticles were taken up from air polluted by industrial processes.