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My Environment: Cerro Patacón landfill is an environmental and sanitary disaster
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My Environment: Cerro Patacón landfill is an environmental and sanitary disaster

He stated that what happened a couple of days ago with a landslide due to the mismanagement that this company has had since 2018 was irresponsible. Panama- “The landfill from Cerro Patacón it is a environmental disaster Y sanitary"That is the opinion of the Minister of the Environment, Milciades Concepcion.Conception said that landfill management from Cerro Patacón, currently in charge of the company Urbalia SA, has not fulfilled with the contractual clauses from concession nor with the environmental standards. ALSO READ: They deal with issues of receiving rice and reinstalling shopsThe official insisted that the administration of this landfill has historically unfulfilled with his legal and technical paper from handle it properly. It is bad driving on the landfill operation has gener...
Radiography of the automobile fleet: older cars, the leading role of the used ones and far from decarbonisation
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Radiography of the automobile fleet: older cars, the leading role of the used ones and far from decarbonisation

The major objectives of decarbonization and renovation of the Spanish car fleet are on the table, but the current situation must turn 180 degrees so that these come to be fulfilled on the dates set for the next 2023 and 2030. To date, Spanish vehicles have aged one more year compared to the data for 2019, registrations continue to creep and second-hand cars are the protagonists of the acquisitions. The data confirm that the average age of the automobile fleet is estimated at 13.1 years, almost one more than the average age of 2019, 12.6 years. Despite the aid and measures to reactivate the demand for newer cars, the preferred ones are those of more than a decade in use, mainly f...
The Communities still do not publish the calls for Moves III one month after the deadline
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The Communities still do not publish the calls for Moves III one month after the deadline

The autonomous communities go with just the right time. In the absence of a month until the end of the period that the central government granted to implement the aid of the Moves III Plan, no regional executive has taken the step of publishing these grants, which are distributed autonomously, in the respective bulletins of each community. The announcement of the entry into force of the Moves III Plan took place on April 14, with the news that in this edition the budget of the previous one was doubled. Throughout this year up to 400 million euros will be distributed in two different lines of aid, one for the purchase of electrified and low-emission vehicles and another for the installation and...
Changes in the DGT labels: will there finally be modifications or is the update paralyzed?
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Changes in the DGT labels: will there finally be modifications or is the update paralyzed?

The DGT environmental badges have become another complement to the car, like ITV stickers. More or less used according to the place of residence, but equally necessary in view of the future obligation that all cities with more than 50,000 inhabitants have their respective low-emission zones, the emission labels once again give something to talk about. During the last period it had been rumored of a possible change of these stickers, which would come into force as of next July, as stipulated in the 'Plan for promoting the value chain of the automotive industry'. The modifications would focus, according to pressure from various associations, in regulating the classification based on the actual emissions of the vehicles after the entry into force of the WLTP and paying special attention to ...
Renault indicted in France "cheated" in your diesel engine emission control devices
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Renault indicted in France "cheated" in your diesel engine emission control devices

The French car manufacturer Renault announced this Tuesday that it has been Charged for "deception" in the control devices of polluting emissions of diesel vehicles.The company must provide a bond of 20 million euros, 18 of them foreseen for the eventual payment of damages and fines, and offer a bank guarantee of 60 million euros to face possible compensation.The investigation was opened in January 2017 and sought to determine whether the instruments that regulate the emissions of the French group's cars are programmed to hide the volume of pollution that the vehicle actually emits in real driving conditions. The company has underscored its presumption of innocence and rejected "having committe...
Allegations to Madrid 360 for being "more restrictive and with a greater tax collection effort"
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Allegations to Madrid 360 for being "more restrictive and with a greater tax collection effort"

After the presentation of the preliminary project that will shape the new Madrid Sustainable Mobility Ordinance A period of 30 calendar days is now open so that both associations and interested parties can review the 109 modifications that the Almeida City Council plan will introduce and propose the consequent allegations that are considered necessary.This new ordinance, projected under the name of Madrid 360, will take over from the already annulled Madrid Central and it will even expand low-emission and restricted-traffic zones to Plaza Elíptica, in addition to incorporating a calendar for the gradual prohibition of the circulation of cars without a DGT label in the Madrid area. ...
The EU’s emission reduction plan could increase the price per liter of diesel by 50 cents, according to a study
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The EU’s emission reduction plan could increase the price per liter of diesel by 50 cents, according to a study

The reduction of emissions and the impact of transport, as well as the heating systems of homes or general industry, It is one of the main objectives of the next decades set by the European Union. After the last EU meeting at the end of May to finalize the roadmap and comply with the data set in the Green Agreement with an eye on the next year 2030 and facing 2050.After fines to car manufacturers for the emissions of their vehicles sold, the Commission is now deciding what measures to take to achieve a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions, compared to 1990 levels, and a net reduction of 55%. However, the way to achieve these results can choose different paths and In the cas...
The Medicines Agency recalls several batches of solutions for contact lenses due to the risk of infection
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The Medicines Agency recalls several batches of solutions for contact lenses due to the risk of infection

The Spanish Agency for Medicines and Health Products (AEMPS) reported this Wednesday of the withdrawal from the market of select batches of contact lens solutions, eye wash and eye lubricants, manufactured by Bausch&Lomb.As reported by the AEMPS, the withdrawal occurs due to a problem in the compliance with the sterilization process of some of its components (bottles, caps and caps) by the subcontracted company and that could represent a risk of contamination of these products. Therefore and although "the risk of infection of these products is low " and, to date, no serious incidents related to this problem have been reported, the AEMPS has chosen to withdraw certain lots from...
The keys to Madrid 360: elimination of unlabeled cars, pedestrianization and dissuasive parking
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The keys to Madrid 360: elimination of unlabeled cars, pedestrianization and dissuasive parking

After the annulment of Madrid Central by the Supreme Court following the ruling of the Superior Court of Justice of Madrid, the anti-pollution plan that will replace the Carmena low emission zone. Although it is not new, the draft of the Sustainable Mobility Ordinance devised by the Almeida team has now been approved. Under the name of Madrid 360 A total of 109 aspects have been modified on the text already written to address and promote "sustainability, strengthen road safety, integrate all means of transport and encourage innovation." Even if the essence of the previous Madrid Central is maintained, especially with regard to the area limited to traffic in the downtown area, th...
Colau believes that "there is agreement" with Aragonès on how the extension of the El Prat airport should be
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Colau believes that "there is agreement" with Aragonès on how the extension of the El Prat airport should be

The mayoress of Barcelona, Ada Colau believes that "There is agreement" with the president of the Generalitat, Pere Aragonès, in the approach to Barcelona-El Prat airport expansion. In this sense, Colau has stated that "The question is not to expand or not" but debate about "What infrastructures do we need for what purposes", and from here to make a competitive airport, but without neglecting the environment. “Obviously, we want more efficient mobility and we want to improve our connectivity, but giving equal importance to imperative objective of the European Union to reduce emissions. I have spoken with Aragonès and I think there is agreement on this approach ", said the mayor during a Barcelo...