BMW admits it misled on emissions

The seemingly never-ending diesel scandal.....

FRANKFURT (AFP-Jiji) — German high-end carmaker BMW has admitted to authorities that it built software that misleads regulatory emissions tests into some models, potentially staining the auto giant’s clean image, Der Spiegel magazine reported Friday.
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Scrap that cul-de-sac, suburbia: The grid is back

Since the 1950s, suburban planning has been dominated by winding, disconnected roads. But in Texas, new developments are rediscovering the virtues of the grid. 

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Impossible foods invests $1.5 billion into plant-based milk, steak, fish and bacon

The food-tech company announces it will double the size of its research and development team to bring plant-based milk and steak to market.

Exxon was already having a tough year. Trump made it worse

The company was in the middle of one of its most tumultuous years even before the president riffed about a hypothetical phone call.

How escalating climate change fuels California’s infernos

Scorching heat, a thirsty atmosphere and relentless winds: How the North Complex Fire spread so far, so fast.
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Top B.C. government officials knew Site C dam was in serious trouble over a year ago: FOI docs

Stability of the dam found to be a “significant risk" in May 2019, more than a year before information about deepening geotechnical problems and escalating costs were shared with the public.

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Bill McKibben: There’s nothing sacred about nine justices; a livable planet, on the other hand . . .

The composition of the Supreme Court has varied over time, but another number is constant: without fundamental transformation to emissions by 2030, the chances of meeting the Paris climate targets are nil.
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ExxonMobil’s real quid pro quo with the government

Trump suggested he could extort oil executives for campaign donations. The truth is more troubling.