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Latest Diesel Engines As Clean As Expected Under EPA Rules, Study Shows

Latest Diesel Engines As Clean As Expected Under EPA Rules, Study Shows

It's been roughly eight years since stricter Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) diesel-engine emissions standards took effect. After a hiatus, significant numbers of cleaner diesel engines are now being sold each year in new vehicles on U.S. roads. And a new study confirms that they are... read more

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Pickup truck "rolling coal"

Could 'Rolling Coal' Become Illegal In NJ? The Downside Of (Some) Diesel Drivers

Bullies. We all knew one at school--usually bigger than you, typically loud, obnoxious, and cruel, and often pretty dumb. Often they acted that way to make up for... read more August 12, 2014 by 


 
Old cars recycled to plant trees [Photo: Flickr user lonely radio]

Buying A New Car Is Greener Than Driving An Old One...Really

You've probably heard it at some point: A friend claims his older vehicle is far greener than the new car with much higher fuel economy you just bought That's because, he... read more August 4, 2014 by 


 
Car entering London's Congestion Charge zone [Image: Flickr user jovike]

London To Levy Additional Charge On Older, Higher-Emitting Cars By 2020

Plans are afoot to hit diesel drivers in London with an extra fee to drive on the city's streets. Drivers already pay a £11.50 ($19.50) fee to enter the city, known as... read more July 30, 2014 by 


 
Calle de Alcalá in Madrid, Spain (photo by Antonio García Rodríguez)

Gas-Guzzlers Now Pay More To Park In Madrid

European cities aren't always that easy to navigate when you're in a car. They twist and turn through narrow, busy streets constrained by the topography and architecture... read more July 6, 2014 by 


 
Factory (Image: Flickr user Paul Falardeau, used under CC License)

Will Your Car One Day Capture All Its Carbon Emissions?

Producing carbon dioxide is an unavoidable part of burning fuel in cars. The problem with this of course is that carbon dioxide is a greenhouse gas. And the more cars there... read more June 27, 2014 by 


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

How Do You Cut City Traffic, Pollution? Move Cars Underground

Figures vary year-by-year, but London constantly hovers near the top of Europe's most polluted cities. Like many of its European counterparts, it sprang up long before the... read more May 30, 2014 by 


 
China

China To Ban 6 Million Gross Polluters From Roads In Smog Fight

More-efficient new vehicles and stricter emissions standards can help reduce air pollution, but the effect is limited if older, dirtier cars remain on the road in large... read more May 28, 2014 by 


 
Diesel

U.N. Study Concludes Diesel Particulates Low, And Declining In Europe & U.S.

Particulate-matter emissions are one of the major environmental hazards of diesel cars and trucks, but the problem may not be as great as it appears. A new paper (PDF) from... read more May 23, 2014 by 


 
BMW 5-Series in China

China Pollution Restrictions On New-Car Registrations Spur Scramble

If China's plans to limit license plate availability were designed to cut car buying, they're not exactly working so far. Anticipating further restrictions to cut car use--in... read more May 9, 2014 by 


 
Diesel taxis in London (Image by Flickr user Lars Ploughmann, used under CC license)

Diesel Car Emissions Still Killing Thousands, Latest Research Says

The popularity of diesel vehicles has risen in recent years, as consumers acquaint themselves with the latest generation of cleaner-burning, quieter, smoother and faster... read more May 8, 2014 by 


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Atmospheric Carbon Is Higher, Faster, This Year Than Last

While stricter emissions standards for cars are slowly starting to take effect, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere continues to rise. Levels of atmospheric carbon... read more May 5, 2014 by 


 
1970s Los Angeles smog depicted in the Honda short film "Never Ending Race."

What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it's also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American... read more May 1, 2014 by 


 
China

China's Electric-Car Future: Government Subsidies, Buyer Resistance

Over the last few years, China has experienced some of the highest city pollution concentrations anywhere on earth--with concentrations of pollutants climbing far past... read more April 7, 2014 by 


 
Tesla Motors - Model S lithium-ion battery pack

Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions. The whole industry, pushed hard... read more March 25, 2014 by 


 
Paris, by Flickr user Alexandre Dulaunoy (Used under CC License)

Half Of All Cars Banned From Paris Roads Over Smog; Electric Cars Exempt

Hazardous levels of pollution have caused authorities in Paris to enact its first car ban since 1997. The French capital will ban all vehicles on alternate odd and even... read more March 17, 2014 by 


 
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