VW scandal: 90 000 Oz cars fitted with defeat device

2015-10-07 15:41

The number of vehicles in Australia fitted with devices designed to mask the level of emissions has risen to more than 90 000. VW assures SA won't be affected...

Belgium, Netherlands facing oil slick

2015-10-07 08:36

Belgium and the Netherlands are frantically trying to stop the spread of oil leaking from a collision between a freighter and a tanker in the North Sea.

Gardening a killer for cacti

2015-10-05 22:01

Illegal trade in cactus plants for gardening has contributed to bringing over 30% of the world's cactus species to the brink of extinction, a study shows.

Dozens of deaths likely from VW pollution-dodge?

2015-10-05 09:28

Volkswagen's pollution-control chicanery has not just been victimless-tinkering but is likely killing dozens in the US annually, reports AP.

US to curb smog but stops short of toughest limits

2015-10-02 23:09

The Obama administration has trimmed the amount of ozone allowed in the air, issuing a regulation to fight smog that will prevent hundreds of thousands of asthma attacks buts cost businesses and utilities billions of dollars.

Sweden to send VW pollution tax bill?

2015-10-02 09:27

Sweden may send a tax bill to Volkswagen for undeclared pollution of its diesel vehicles after it admitted fitting some 11 million with pollution cheating devices.

Emissions scandal: Volkswagen recall 'likely'

2015-10-01 20:42

The US Environmental Protection Agency said that a recall of affected Volkswagen diesel cars in the automaker's ongoing emissions scandal would 'likely' take place.

Estonia's woods get a megaphone

2015-09-30 21:13

Design students in Estonia have come up with a novel way to help nature lovers enjoy the sights and subtle sounds of their country's vast and cherished forests.

Emissions scandal: Affected VWs to be recalled

2015-09-30 09:07

Crisis-hit Volkswagen revealed a plan to refit millions of vehicles affected by a worldwide emission-cheating scam, says the new chief.

VW chief heads to EU for crisis talks

2015-09-29 09:26

A top executive for embattled Volkswagen will hold talks in Brussels with a senior EU official on Tuesday in an effort to soothe tensions before European ministers discuss the car testing scandal.


Illegal, industrial fishing threaten oceans - experts

2015-10-07 11:27

The world’s oceans are under threat from both illegal and mass industrial fishing, in which millions of fish are caught and discarded, experts warn.

US, states announce settlement with BP over gulf oil spill

2015-10-06 15:25

Justice Department announces final settlement with BP over 2010 oil spill in Gulf of Mexico

England brings in plastic bag charge

2015-10-05 17:59

Shoppers in England face paying a charge for plastic carrier bags in a move aimed at helping the environment.

US issues new ozone rules

2015-10-03 07:30

The US EPA has tightened the limits on smog-causing ozone, citing a need to protect public health.

Tough times for town VW built from scratch

2015-10-02 11:29

The town that Volkswagen built from scratch girds for tough times in wake of emissions scandal.

Indonesia defends haze-fighting efforts

2015-10-01 21:24

Indonesia's disaster chief has defended the country's efforts to fight forest fires that have blanketed Southeast Asia in choking haze.

Volkswagen scandal: UK sales suspended

2015-10-01 20:32

Volkswagen has suspended the sale of around 4000 vehicles in Britain due to software at the centre of its emissions scandal.

VW crisis: 700 000 SEAT cars affected too

2015-09-30 11:14

700 000 vehicles from Volkswagen's Spanish unit, SEAT, are among the 11-million models involved in the automaker's emissions scandal.

VW's German hometown 'freezes' budget

2015-09-29 15:07

Volkswagen's home town of Wolfsburg, Germany has imposed an immediate freeze on spending and hiring in case its finances are hit by the massive pollution test scam.

Shell, UJ showcase second Shell Eco-marathon in Africa

2015-09-29 08:57

On October 3 and 4, Shell South Africa, in conjunction with the University of Johannesburg, will host the second Shell Eco-marathon in Africa. Find out more about this awesome event.

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