Tag: air pollution

What we need from Volkswagen, EPA, and California to make things right

As Volkswagen Group nears its deadline on Thursday to reach a comprehensive agreement with U.S. authorities over its tainted diesel engines, the Union of Concerned Scientists calls for a punishment deserving of the magnitude of its deception rather than a slap on the wrist and a nudge towards electrification — neither a suitable punishment nor remedy.

Weibo Watch: Issue 8

(November 9, 2011) This week, a botched Car Free Day sees heavier traffic jams than usual; Beijing’s air pollution is far worse than Chinese authorities admit; citizens clash with police in protests against waste incineration; and farmers burn straw, adding smog to Chinese cities.