Climate change

Tackling global warming
International efforts to tackle climate change suffered a major setback when Donald Trump pulled the United States out of the Paris agreement aimed at curbing rising temperatures. Can the European Union, which has restated its commitment to the pact, play a global leadership role to effect change?
07 March 2018, Switzerland, Geneva: A filler plug for a diesel tank is on display right next to a AdBlue filler plug (L) on an Audi SUV SQ7 TDI car model during the 2nd Press Day at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. Photo: Uli Deck/dpa/archive
07 March 2018, Switzerland, Geneva: A fi […]

Exhaust gas purification for diesel vehicles

Industry wants to curb nitrogen oxide emissions from diesel engines using modern catalytic converter technology. One possibility is the admixture of AdBlue, which contains urea. But how exactly does it work?
Deregistered vehicles, largely diesel cars, at a car recycling plant in Stuttgart, Germany, 01 March 2018. Politicians and economists are now discussing possible consequences after the verdict in Leipzig ruled in favour of a diesel car ban in order to create cleaner air. Photo: Marijan Murat/dpa
Deregistered vehicles, largely diesel ca […]

Air pollution main environmental health hazard in Europe

Around 422,000 premature deaths in 41 European countries were linked to air pollution in 2015.
The Co2 treatment plant of the Vattenfall power plant with Co2 separation in Schwarze Pumpe (Brandenburg), taken on 05.09.2013. Since 2008, experts in the pilot plant have been working on the separation of the greenhouse gas carbon dioxide from flue gas. As a result, the climate killer can be stored underground (Carbon Capture and Storage - CCS technology) or otherwise used. In an interview with dpa, the CEO of VE Technology Research GmbH talks about results and problems. Photo: Arno Burgi / dpa (for dpa interview on 06.09.2013)
The Co2 treatment plant of the Vattenfal […]

EU auditors: Efforts lagging in carbon capture, renewables

EU action to support carbon capture and storage and innovative renewables has not succeeded, according to a new report from the European Court of Auditors.
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