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VW strikes 'dieselgate' compensation deal with German consumers

Frankfurt Am Main - German giant Volkswagen has struck a compensation deal with domestic consumer groups representing owners of cars caught up in its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, a court said Friday.

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Quito - Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight demonstrators dead and severely dented President Lenin Moreno's austerity program.

German prosecutors raid Opel over diesel allegations

Frankfurt Am Main - German police said Monday they had raided French-owned carmaker Opel, amid reports the manufacturer was the latest suspected of having manipulated diesel cars' exhaust emissions to cheat regulatory tests.

How European cities are battling diesel-polluted air

Berlin - A Berlin court ruled Tuesday that older diesel cars must be banned from some major roads in the German capital. Here is how other major cities around Europe are looking to bring down harmful nitrogen oxides (NOx) pollution.

Court orders diesel ban on major Berlin roads

Berlin - Diesel drivers in Berlin faced the prospect of bans from major arterial roads as a court Tuesday ordered the German capital must follow in the footsteps of Hamburg, Frankfurt and Stuttgart with exclusion zones.

Germany to present plan for polluting diesel cars

Berlin - The German government will Tuesday present its compromise on the way forward for millions of people with older, more polluting diesel cars, with manufacturers potentially facing a steep bill for the crisis precipitated by an emissions cheating scandal....

Porsche first German carmaker to abandon diesel engines

Berlin - Sports car maker Porsche said Sunday it would become the first German auto giant to abandon the diesel engine, reacting to parent company Volkswagen's emissions cheating scandal and urban driving bans.

Germany clings to diesel, even as first driving bans hit

Frankfurt - Hamburg will on Thursday become the first German city to ban older diesel vehicles from some highly polluted stretches of road, as public confidence in the once-loved technology goes up in smoke.

EU urges Germany to introduce air pollution toll

Frankfurt Am Main - German cities should fight air pollution by charging drivers tolls according to their vehicle's emissions, rather than slapping general bans on older models, European Transport Commissioner Violeta Bulc said Wednesday.

'Dieselgate' sees Toyota gain in Europe

Geneva - An auto industry turning away from diesel and European drivers increasingly favouring hybrid cars: add it up and the result is clear -- advantage Toyota.

Rome to ban diesel cars from 2024: mayor

Rome - Rome will ban all diesel vehicles from driving in the city centre from 2024 to combat pollution, the mayor said on Wednesday.

Two years after 'dieselgate', can diesel be saved?

Frankfurt Am Main - Buffeted by scandals and threatened by driving bans, diesel has become the bete noire of the auto industry. But as the second anniversary of 'dieselgate' approaches, is the engine of choice for millions of European drivers really in its death throes?

Dieselgate: timeline of a global scandal

Frankfurt Am Main - It's been nearly two years since Volkswagen admitted to cheating on diesel emissions tests, setting off a scandal that has spanned the globe and reverberated across the car industry.

Britain's report into air pollution and diesel to be revealed

London - The British Government has failed in a court bid to delay publication of its air pollution strategy. The forthcoming publication is being heralded as a success by environmental pressure groups.

India court lifts ban on large diesel cars in Delhi

New Delhi - India's top court Friday lifted a ban on the registration of new high-end diesel vehicles in New Delhi after carmakers said they had been left stranded with thousands of unsold SUVs.

Diesel cars are more polluting at lower temperatures

A new study suggests that pollution from diesel run cars is far worse when it is colder than 18 degrees Celsius (64 degrees Fahrenheit) outside.

Volkswagen cuts $1 billion in spending amid scandal

Still reeling from the Dieselgate scandal, Volkswagen had set aside $7.3 billion to recover. That may not be enough. The company recently decided to cut its capital investments by $1.1 billion, or about 8 percent of the total.

Report finds some fracking using diesel without permit

An investigation by an environmental watchdog group has found that some fracking operations are using diesel fuel without a permit, as required by federal law. Industry groups, and at least one state regulatory agency, dispute the findings.

Plastic shopping bags used to make diesel

Plastic shopping bags can be converted into diesel, natural gas and other useful petroleum products, according to a new study. Furthermore, the by-product can be blended with existing ultra-low-sulfur diesels and biodiesels.

Modified E. Coli bacteria can produce diesel fuel

Researchers have given e.coli bacteria a desired use by genetically modifying them to change sugar into an oil close enough to diesel that can be used in engines. Scaling up this process could be an alternative to fossil fuels.

Obama's limo has a breakdown in Israel due to wrong fuel

Tel Aviv - One of President Barack Obama's fleet of armored limousines, known as "The Beast", malfunctioned in Israel yesterday due to the vehicle being filled with diesel, instead of petrol.

Diesel+EDUN combines passion, fashion, and business

EDUN, the fashion company founded by rock star Bono and his wife Ali Hewson, has teamed up with well-known denim brand Diesel. Products sourced or made entirely in Africa will be available in Spring 2013, all bearing the "Diesel+EDUN" label.

Nissan's new London Taxi updated version of traditional black cab

Nissan is riding the wave of Olympic hype to unveil its new London Taxi, with many of the same features as the black cabs but a few changes like the ability to go electric.

Op-Ed: New Train to Toronto's Pearson Airport ready by 2015 'ARL' Special

Toronto - The new commuter Metrolinx (ARL) train from Union Station downtown to Pearson International Airport will be up and running by 2015, according to Premier Dalton McGuinty. The new rail line will be 23.3 km long and run every 15 min.

Op-Ed: Trying out Smashwords- E-book publisher for everybody Special

Sydney - Smashwords is a wide-distribution publisher. Their approach is somewhat like existing publishers like Lulu, but they’ve got a much bigger range. I was put on to Smashwords by a friend in the States, and I have to say that so far they’re a cut above.

Oil spill pollutes Yellow River in China

Yellow River, the second longest river in China and the most important water source for people living in the north, was polluted by diesel oil leaked from a pipeline located in Shaanxi Province on Wednesday.

Researchers Discover New Fuel in Patagonia Fungus

A team led by a Montana State University professor has found a fungus that produces a new type of diesel fuel which they say holds great promise.

Dutch Scientist Creates Hyper Efficient Diesel Filtering Technology Using Laser Beams

A Dutch researcher has developed a laser system to investigate soot development in diesel engines which uses Laser Induced Incandescence (LII) which eliminates soot right where it's generated.

A diesel Honda? That gets 62.8 miles a Gallon?

Honda will release soon a cleaner diesel powered car offering up to 62 miles per gallon on highway.

The first commercially-available diesel motorcycle

The Trackstar T-800CDI is being produced by E.V.A. Products BV Holland and uses the 800cc three cylinder Daimler Chrysler diesel engine used in the smart fortwo diesel, military UAVs and marine applications, matching it with a CVT, frame, driveshaft, etc.
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At the IHT Luxury Conference on Friday  Bono described Africa as  remarkable creative  and entrepren...
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