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We have all been waiting on the return of spring, but as the temperatures begin to warm and the snow starts melting, the quality of the air we breathe only gets worse. Researchers from McGill University in Montreal say the seasonal transition has us breathing in a "toxic cocktail" caused from car emissions over the winter.

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It's been two years since the German automaker, Volkswagen, admitted to installing "defeat" devices in 11 million cars worldwide. The revelation had immediate impacts on drivers and dealers around the world, but we now know the impact it will have on public health. According to a recent paper published by scientists at MIT, the diesel cars sold between 2008 and 2015 will cause the premature deaths of more than a thousand people across the globe.

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In a world that was mainly dependent on fossil fuels for hundreds of years, it's no surprise that the consequences are catching up with us. In recent news, air pollution is the leading environmental cause of death on the planet, and is to blame for 2.2 million deaths in China and India in 2015 alone. As society continues to wean away from the use of fossil fuels, one startup company has found a way to put pollutants to good use.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Environmental Diesel Emissions Air Quality By MadgeTech Marketing Team

The Netherlands are known for its picture perfect landscapes, colorful tulip fields, and of course those wooden windmills. In 1421, the windmill was first erected in Holland to help drain the country after ravaging floods, but were put to work throughout the centuries producing oil, paper, and even ships. It's no surprise that their love of wind is being used in the 21st century to power 100% of its passenger trains.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Shipping / Transportation Energy Air Quality Europe By MadgeTech Marketing Team

Fiat Chrysler is now under the microscope after claims by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) that it too has installed deceptive software in some 104,000 vehicles. The accusations come following the news that six Volkswagen executives were charged for their roles in the sale of 11 million diesel cars equipped with similar software. Not only do they face decades in jail, if found guilty, but the German automaker now has to cough up more than $21 billion in fines and cleanup costs.

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Posted in: News Blog Posts Shipping / Transportation Diesel Emissions Air Quality By MadgeTech Marketing Team

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