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Excess Diesel Car Pollution Kills 5,000 Europeans per Year

Every year, around 5,000 people die prematurely in Europe due to NOx gas emissions from diesel cars that exceed the EU limits. This calculation comes from a new study by an international team of researchers. Excessive pollution is the result of the loopholes in the EU system for vehicles environmental surveillance. The Volkswagen scandal has shown that real road emissions are higher than those declared by manufacturers, far exceeding the legal values Read more

Air Pollution: The EU Gives Carte Blanche to the Steel Industry

Steel producers and the industry in general must comply with new EU emission limits as of 2016. But the steel giants, the second largest industrial emitters in Europe, watered down their obligations through lobbying. Introducing the best available technologies to clean up their dirty fumes is just an option, not a requirement. European citizens pay an estimated 60 billion Euro for medical emergencies and premature deaths associated to industrial emissions. Read more

Africa’s Trees Against Climate Change: An Internet Fraud

And if you were told that you could fight climate change with a purchase on eBay? Clean Air Action Corporation, an American company set up an online store selling carbon credits. The money supposedly goes to indigenous peasants in Tanzania to persuade them to plant new trees that absorb C02. But locals no longer believe in the project. Exploited, they have stopped growing the trees, making more money through cutting them to resell the wood. Read more

Antarctica: “Fishing” Climate Secrets from Cold Deep Waters

The Antarctic Sea is a key engine of the Earth’s climate. It triggers a continuous exchange between the polar cold and the excess heat of the most populated areas of the planet, thus keeping temperatures at levels that make life possible. Global warming could compromise this global compensation process, putting at risk our own survival. We sailed to Antarctica with a team of scientists to find an answer to the question: Is this catastrophe really going to happen? Read more

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