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CARB rejects Volkswagen recall proposal to settle 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles issue

CARB rejects Volkswagen recall proposal to settle 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles issue

Volkswagen has earlier proposed to the California Air Resources Board (CARB) that it can announce a recall action to settle the concerns with regard to 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles. But now, the board has rejected the proposal.

The plan submitted with the board was supposed to include details how its 3-liter diesel-powered vehicles, which includes Volkswagen Touareg, Porsche Cayenne and Audi A8, has cheated US emission tests. But the documents did not contain sufficient information owing to which the board has rejected the proposal.

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen refuses to make offer of compensation for European customers

Volkswagen has agreed to pay up to $15.3 billion as a settlement to resolve the emission scandal in the US. The settlement is considered to be the biggest one in the history of auto industry. German car maker has now made it clear that it would not carry out similar compensation for customers in Europe over the same issue.

Hillsborough County is being monitored for mosquito growth

Hillsborough County is being monitored for mosquito growth

Ron Kolsen, a veteran mosquito inspector, is busy this summer looking for number and types of mosquito that get trapped in Hillsborough County's 65 mosquito traps. Every Tuesday, Kolsen sorts and counts the insects to conclude which areas had mosquito population breeding and which part of the county needs to receive aerial and ground operations against the bloodsucking mosquitoes.

Bees are very important for our future

Bees are very important for our future

On Thursday, Peter Marchetta, a canvasser with Environment New Jersey, said that without bees there isn’t any future, and stood with colleagues and Michael Long, Uriah Creek Apiary owner, to make the public aware of the impact of bees on their lives.

Marchetta said that it’s quite simple bees are important for our food, and the relation is very direct but people just don’t get it.

US EPA Award Grants Aiming at Improvement of Water Quality in Great Lakes

US EPA Award Grants Aiming at Improvement of Water Quality in Great Lakes

The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has announced the award of 14 Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants of more than $17 million.

The grants aim at funding projects that will improve Great lakes water quality by preventing phosphorus runoff and soil erosion that causes algal blooms.

Great Lakes National Program Manager Susan Hedman said, “These Great Lakes Restoration Initiative (GLRI) grants will be used for critical projects to prevent soil erosion and reduce phosphorus runoff that contributes to algae growth in the Great Lakes”.

EPA to continue Fight against Large-Scale Livestock Farms

EPA to continue Fight against Large-Scale Livestock Farms

The Environmental Protection Agency has decided that it will no longer pursue case against West Virginia farmer Lois Alt’s environmental actions on her poultry farm. But the agency will not give up their fight challenging the actions of CAFOs (concentrated animal feeding operations) in other parts of the country.

It has been reported that EPA’s dispute with Alt began when the agency issued an order threatening her with $37,500 per day fine. The agency said that Alt was asked to pay fine and apply for a Clean Water Act permit for stormwater runoff from her farmyard.

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Federal Agencies do not Implement 2009 Law to reduce Ocean Acidification

Federal Agencies do not Implement 2009 Law to reduce Ocean Acidification

According to a statement released by the Government Accountability Office (GAO), the federal government agencies have failed completely in taking coordinated action on ocean acidification, which is caused by carbon dioxide that harms marine life and shores. GAO, which is an independent agency, has called out the agencies for not implanting part of a law passed in 2009.

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