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Volkswagen top manager sentenced to seven years over emissions scandal

One of the former managers of the American division of the Germany's largest car manufacturer Volkswagen, Oliver Schmidt, was sentenced to seven years in a U.S. prison for falsifying air pollution data to make it look cleaner. The U.S. District…

Dirty air kills half a million people in Europe

Air pollution remains the leading environmental cause of premature death in Europe and annually is responsible for more than 500,000 deaths. This is stated in the latest report of the Copenhagen-based European Environment Agency (EAA). Although…

Are You Safe Inside Your Car? In-car Pollution Can Be Twice More Dangerous Than Previously Thought

Air pollution is bad anyway, both indoor and outdoor, but scientists are warning that it's even worse inside your car. According to a new study that was performed as part of the Atlanta Commuter Exposures (ACE) Study, in-car air pollution…