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Volkswagen paid $9.5bn to drivers in dieselgate scandal settlement

A total of 86% of drivers chose to sell their vehicles back to the manufacturer and take the money, rather than choose a modification

Ghana to develop national climate adaptation plan

The project is the first of its kind in Ghana to use future climate projections to plan over large timescales, up to the year 2080

Environmental Protection Authority gives Australian renewable energy hub approval

The proposed facility in Western Australia is called the Asian Renewable Energy Hub and will cover an onshore and offshore area of 662,400 hectares

US proposes for oil refiners to increase role of biofuels in fuel mix

The regulation aims to support the agricultural sector and reduce the country’s dependence on oil

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US awards nearly $10m to clean up polluting school buses

The US Environmental Protection Agency is providing the funding to help make older diesel models up to 90% cleaner

Fiat Chrysler agrees to pay $800m to settle emissions charges

Affected customers will receive up to $2,800 per vehicle

Trump moves to relax emissions limit on US coal plants

Around 600 coal-fired units at 300 facilities could be covered by the proposed rule

US grants $3.3m for environmental education programmes

They aim to help provide people with the skills to take responsible actions to protect the environment

New Mexico granted $85k to monitor air quality

The funding will be used to prevent and control pollution across the state

San Francisco granted $699m for wastewater infrastructure upgrades

It will replace its outdated biosolids digester facilities with modern, efficient technologies