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Diesel linked to nearly 50% of premature deaths – study

An estimated 385,000 people worldwide died prematurely in 2015 from air pollution caused by vehicle exhaust emissions, a US study found, which singled out diesel engines as the main culprit.  Diesel vehicles were responsible for 47% of the deaths, it said, but the figure jumped as high as 66% in France, Germany, Italy and India where diesels make up a large proportion of cars on the...
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Failure of Ireland to meet greenhouse gas targets

Ireland is set to miss a European Union target set for greenhouse gas emission reductions, according to new Environmental Protection Agency projections. The EPA said that Ireland will achieve just a 1% reduction on 2005 emission levels by 2020, instead of the target of 20%. Missing the legally-binding target opens the possibility of the country facing large fines. The EPA says that strong econo...
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