STUDY: Diesel cars, trucks, and other vehicles in more than 10 countries around the world produce 50 percent more nitrogen oxide emissions than lab tests show, according to a new study #AceNewsDesk – @AceNewsServices

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#AceNewsReport – May.17: The extra pollution is thought to have contributed to about 38,000 premature deaths in 2015 globally #AceNewsDesk reports

The Verge: 38,000 People a Year Die Early Because of Diesel Emissions Testing Failures Published on May 15, 2017 at 05:30PM:

In the study, published today in Nature, researchers compared emissions from diesel tailpipes on the road with the results of lab tests for nitrogen oxides (NOx). The countries where diesel vehicles were tested are Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, the European Union, India, Japan, Mexico, Russia, South Korea, and the U.S., where more than 80 percent of new diesel vehicle sales occurred in 2015.

The researchers found that 5 million more tons of NOx were emitted than the lab-based 9.4 million tons, according to the Associated Press.

Nitrogen oxides are released into the air from motor vehicle exhaust or the burning of coal and fossil fuels, producing tiny soot…

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