Author Archives: Tim Kovach

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Happy 3rd birthday to my site

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Three years ago today, I officially launched this website. That came after I spent nearly a month trying to figure out how to get all the details squared away on… Read more »

vehicle exhaust

Air pollution adds to a number of Cleveland’s ills. So why does no one talk about it?

A few weeks ago, Rachel Dissell and Brie Zeltner from The Plain Dealer released their roughly 26-part series, “Toxic Neglect,” which provided an incredible deep dive into the City of Cleveland’s… Read more »

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Study estimates that Volkswagen’s ‘defeat devices’ caused 59 premature deaths in US

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Since the EPA announced on September 18 that Volkswagen had installed “defeat devices” in its so-called clean diesel vehicles for model years 2008-2015, analysts have been attempting to quantify the public… Read more »

rollin coal

How VW forced drivers to ‘roll coal’ & what it tells us about the flaws in our emissions testing systems

Last summer, a few media outlets reported on a strange phenomenon that was on the rise in certain corners of the country. For whatever reason, a group of Good Ole’… Read more »