Tag: emissions

Tasmanian bushfire risk to ‘double’ if climate emissions continue apace

Posted December 14, 2015 13:11:01 A new lengthy-term forecast of Tasmania’s fire circumstances has predicted the state’s fire danger threat would double by the finish of the century if carbon emissions continued at existing rates. The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems Cooperative Investigation Centre report showed the state’s fire season would commence a month earlier and…


Only little group to blame for emissions scandal: VW

Updated December 11, 2015 01:26:31 Volkswagen says only a little group of workers were responsible for cheating US diesel emissions tests and there is no indication that board members were involved in the largest enterprise crisis in the firm’s history. Chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch said investigations into the affair were going well, but the scandal…


Climate-saving deal to reduce emissions within reach in Paris

Posted December ten, 2015 07:36:56 An elusive universal pact to save mankind from disastrous worldwide warming is inside attain, the French host of UN talks said as he released a new blueprint just 48 hours before the deadline for a deal. Foreign minister Laurent Fabius cautioned the toughest issues nonetheless required to be resolved as…


VW says false CO2 emissions have an effect on only 36,000 automobiles

Updated December 10, 2015 00:28:00 Volkswagen says allegations it lied about the carbon dioxide emissions of up to 800,000 automobiles have proven to be largely unfounded. The vehicle maker now says the quantity of impacted automobiles was about 36,000. Essential points: Volkswagen says only 36,000 cars affected by false carbon emissions, not 800,000 as formerly…


World’s richest 10pc produce half of global carbon emissions: Oxfam

Posted December 03, 2015 00:57:17 The richest 10 per cent of folks make half of Earth’s climate-harming fossil-fuel emissions whilst the poorest half contribute a mere ten per cent, a new study kind British charity Oxfam says. Oxfam published the numbers as negotiators from 195 nations met in Paris to wrangle over a climate rescue…


VW to release fix for cars affected by emissions scandal, says chief executive

Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller told business managers that VW will deliver technical particulars on fixing cars fitted with emissions-rigging software program. Photograph: Julian Stratenschulte/AFP/Getty Pictures Volkswagen chief executive Matthias Müller has said the firm will provide technical particulars on fixing vehicles fitted with emissions-rigging computer software to German regulators by the end of the…