Volkswagen CEO gratifies head of US agency that exposed emissions scandal

Companys new boss, Matthias Muller, seeks to convince Environmental Protection Agency head Gina McCarthy to accept VW recall plans The chief executive of Volkswagen on Wednesday fulfilled the head of the US Environmental Protection Agency( EPA ), the regulator that exposed the German auto company emissions cheating scandal. Matthias Muller, who was promoted to VW…

M& S falls cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing double the price of a whole vegetable and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean feeing product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from sale after it was ridiculed by customers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated price. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

US weather ‘preferable’ for most thanks to climate change; but there’s a catch

Research discovers most Americans have find a pleasant mix of warmer wintertimes and tolerable summers since 1974, but the situation is set for a revolutionary reversal A large majority of Americans have enjoyed more pleasant weather due to global warming over the past 40 years, research has observed, but there is set to be an…

‘ Who knows what we’ll find next ?’ Journey to the heart of Mozambique’s hidden forest

Since it was identified on Google Earth in 2005, the woodland of Mount Mabu has amazed scientists with its unique wildlife. Jeffrey Barbee joins explorer Professor Julian Bayliss on the first journey to its green heart The soggy boots of the team slide backwards in the black dirt as they struggle up towards the ridge…

M& S drops cauliflower ‘steak’ amid ridicule from clients

Costing double the price of a whole veggie and shrouded in layers of plastic, clean feeing product fails to make the cut Marks& Spencer has withdrawn its” cauliflower steak” product from sale after it was ridiculed by consumers for its “excessive” plastic packaging and inflated cost. The sliced cauliflower, which comes in plastic packaging with…

How to have a zero waste kitchen: tips-off from Jamie Oliver, Tom Kerridge, Skye Gyngell and more

Restaurants have a daily battle against wasting food. We asked top chefs for their home hackers that will save you fund and give your cooking a flavour boost According to the campaigning trash charity Wrap, UK households bin 5m tonnes of edible food every year. That is 1.1 m tonnes less than in 2007, a…

Volkswagen to pay $14.7 bn settlement and buy back autoes from consumers

Department of Justice says carmaker will pay billions to determine asserts generated by emissions rigging scandal and buy automobiles from consumers at pre-scandal prices Volkswagen has agreed to pay $14.7 bn to settle claims generated by its emissions rigging scandal and to buy back automobiles from customers at pre-scandal prices, the Department of Justice announced…

7 various kinds of animals that you can eat with no factory farm involved

So you want to eat meat, eh? There’s a dilemma. Ever since the release of Michael Pollan’s seminal book, “The Omnivore’s Dilemma, ” more people all over the world have been trying to decide if their lives could use more locally harvested food including meat. The existing meat production pipeline is flawed . Pollan and…

Trump: 100 days that shook the world- and the activists fighting back

Three months in, the future is totally unpredictable. But a dramatic fightback is under way. Four activists tell us how they are adapting to the new normal Naomi Wolf, writer, political journalist and cofounder of DailyClout: Trump didnt do this. You did this. Your own inactivity brought us exactly here The first 100 days of…

Two wheels bad? Genoa’s scooter riders fight forbidding in birthplace of the Vespa

Italian citys mayor postpones daytime kerb of pre-1 999 motorcycles intended to reduce smog after #handsoffmyvespa social media campaign Scooter owneds in Genoa, birthplace of the Vespa, are celebrating a partial victory after the citys mayor deferred a ban on models rendered before 1999 intended to tackle pollution. The hashtag # handsoffmyvespa ran viral on…