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A New Debate Over Pricing the Risks of Climate Change

nytimes.com — But some companies, including Exxon, contend that the economics of climate change are unpredictable and that global growth will continue to create demand for resources, making it even more difficult to come up with hard numbers. Representative Posey is among those who say the federal government has no business forcing businesses to try.

VW Engineer Pleads Guilty in U.S. Criminal Case Over Diesel Emissions

nytimes.com — A Volkswagen engineer pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiring to defraud regulators and customers, in the first criminal charges stemming from the American investigation into the German carmaker's emissions deception. The case against the engineer, James Robert Liang, who pleaded guilty in United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan, adds to the pressure on the company, as Volkswagen faces criminal investigations and lawsuits around the world.

‘Rolling coal,’ as a protest or a prank, puts smokey in pursuit - The Santa Fe New Mexican: News

santafenewmexican.com — MONTROSE, Colo. - There is a new menace on America's roads: diesel truck drivers who soup up their engines and remove their emissions controls to "roll coal," or belch black smoke, at pedestrians, cyclists and unsuspecting Prius drivers.

‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke

nytimes.com — There is, in fact, disdain among truck-pull enthusiasts toward coal rollers, whom they view as wannabes sullying their sport. "I hate those guys. I used to do it, smoke out friends, but I grew out of it," Mr. Johnson said. "Gives diesel a bad name."

‘Rolling Coal’ in Diesel Trucks, to Rebel and Provoke

nytimes.com — There is, in fact, disdain among truck-pull enthusiasts toward coal rollers, whom they view as wannabes sullying their sport. "I hate those guys. I used to do it, smoke out friends, but I grew out of it," Mr. Johnson said. "Gives diesel a bad name."

Airbag Propellant Bound for Takata Factory Detonates en Route

nytimes.com — A woman was killed in her home and four other people were injured when a truck carrying Takata airbag parts and explosives crashed and detonated on a Texas road last week, the company and local authorities confirmed on Monday.

A cheaper airbag, and Takata’s road to a deadly crisis | The Charlotte Observer

charlotteobserver.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag. GM turned to its air bag supplier - the Swedish-American company Autoliv - and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing the automaker's business, according to Linda Rink, who was a senior scientist at Autoliv assigned to the GM account at the time.

Hiroko Tabuchi: Takata's road to a deadly crisis

business-standard.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive airbag. GM turned to its airbag supplier, Autoliv, and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing business, according to a senior scientist at Autoliv.

The quest to Save a few dollars per air bag led to a deadly crisis

adn.com — Nation/World Author: Hiroko Tabuchi, The New York Times Updated: 9 minutes ago Published 9 minutes ago In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag.

A cheaper airbag, and Takata’s road to a deadly crisis | The Sacramento Bee

sacbee.com — In the late 1990s, General Motors got an unexpected and enticing offer. A little-known Japanese supplier, Takata, had designed a much cheaper automotive air bag. GM turned to its air bag supplier - the Swedish-American company Autoliv - and asked it to match the cheaper design or risk losing the automaker's business, according to Linda Rink, who was a senior scientist at Autoliv assigned to the GM account at the time.
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Sep 29, 2016

RT @ThinaSaltvedt: Is it time for Norway to stop looking for oil? | Climate Home - climate change news  http://sumo.ly/py0l  via @ClimateHome @climatemegan

Sep 29, 2016

Reykjavik switched off its street lamps last night for a particularly intense display of the northern lights https://t.co/oVVKm8PHJY https://t.co/zUUHt1WN3S

Sep 29, 2016

Such a heartwarming story: Syrian tailor living in Canada for just 4 days saves wedding  http://ctv.news/YEe8wmE  via @jodikantor

Sep 29, 2016

Should destroying an ancient statue be considered a war crime? The world’s highest criminal court says yes.  http://nyti.ms/2cYOzE1 

Sep 29, 2016

Sobering story from Mongolia -- over 70% of land area already affected by desertification, glaciers fast retreating  http://reliefweb.int/report/mongolia/climate-change-and-savage-winters-fuel-urban-migration-mongolia 

Sep 28, 2016

RT @michikokakutani: In 126 yrs, the Arizona Republic never endorsed a Democrat over a Republican for president: "This year is different" https://t.co/LCZrDRTLU0

Sep 28, 2016

The rules tackle "the most urgent environmental threat our nation's ever faced.” People camped overnight for seats.  http://nyti.ms/2cU6An6 

Sep 28, 2016

RT @brianmagi: Really useful update on legal status of #CleanPowerPlan by @CoralMDavenport If CPP prevails, USA is a climate leader https://t.co/bf43dxa0Kf

Sep 28, 2016

RT @michikokakutani: New book on how Hitler rose 2 power: appealing 2 people's fears & prejudices, & promising 2 make Germany great again h…

Sep 28, 2016

RT @Revkin: @HirokoTabuchi Plus all the good stuff that didn't fit! :) Arctic Change Revealed in Luxury Cruise & Haunting Wreck https://t.c…


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