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VW investors sue the car giant for 8.2 billion euros - German court
Volkswagen shareholders are suing the car maker for 8.2 billion euros in damages because their VW shares plunged in the wake of the so-called dieselgate scandal.
Several diesel brands emit more than VW: report
Several diesel car brands emit higher levels of pollution than Volkswagen, a study by environmental group Transport and Environment has found, one year after the 'Dieselgate' scandal.
Nickel producer Norilsk admits plant spillage turned Russian river red
The world’s biggest nickel producer has admitted that one of its plants was responsible for a river in the Russian Arctic turning red.
VW engineer pleads guilty in US over diesel pollution scandal
The US has brought the first criminal charges against a Volkswagen executive over the diesel emissions scandal. Engineer James Liang has pleaded guilty and will cooperate with investigators.
Does Brussels have the tools to take on VW?
Brussels is finally bearing some teeth over the Volkswagen emissions scandal.
Freight train falls into river after bridge collapses in Chile
A railway bridge in southern Chile collapsed under the weight of a freight train that was passing over it.
Rotten Rio: Poor air quality and contaminated water await Olympic athletes
For a city hosting Olympic athletes, Rio de Janeiro’s air leaves a lot to be desired.
Volkswagen profits pulled down again by emissions rigging scandal
Volkswagen has suffered a 12 percent drop in quarterly profit at its main passenger car division as it tries to overcome the toxic emissions rigging scandal.
Ocean health check-up: The Nekton Mission assesses the damage done
About 10 miles off the coast of Bermuda, scientists are analysing the health of the Atlantic ocean where human activities like overfishing and oil spills, are having terrible…
Who is the worst in the EU for 'exporting' deadly coal pollution?
Poland, Germany and Romania are the EU’s worst when it comes to ‘exporting’ deadly fumes from their coal-fired power plants, a groundbreaking new report has…
Defiance in China as incinerator protest turns violent
As many as 10,000 people have turned out in southern China to protest against plans to construct a new incinerator.
The European battle over the herbicide known as glyphosate
Currently in Europe, manufacturers of glyphosate have asked to have their European Internal Market licence renewed. But many are opposed to this herbicide and are attempting to block their way.
Plastic fantastic: Dutch company trials method of cleaning the oceans
About eight million tons of plastic enters the oceans every year.
Volkswagen to pay historic 15.3 billion dollars for cheating US emissions tests
German vehicle maker Volkswagen is to pay a record 15.3 billion dollar settlement for cheating on US emissions tests.
All you need to know on Europe's deadly air pollution problem
Key decision are expected in June around EU-wide limits for air pollution.
VW Dieselgate damage could have been worse
Despite the diesel emissions test cheating scandal Volkswagen's underlying profit fell less than expected in the first quarter thanks to demand for its Audi and Porsche models.
Monitoring sea pollution
In this edition of Futuris, we look at how can we better detect marine pollution.
Takeaway: monitoring sea pollution
This robot boat is not a toy… Developed by scientists, it monitors sea pollution.
Insect excrement turning the Taj Mahal green
The Taj Mahal hasn’t always had it easy.
Toxic tyre fire forces evacuation of 9,000 near Madrid
A toxic tyre fire forces 9,000 to evacuate as thick, black smoke engulfs a city near Madrid.