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Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

Gasoline Car Test Drive: Noisy, Wasteful, Polluting, Fast But Pricey Refueling

The vast majority of drivers have never experienced an electric car, but what if it were the other way around? What if gasoline cars had only recently been introduced, and people weren't used to the sounds, smells, and other characteristics of a vibrating internal-combustion engine? Electric-car... read more

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'Under the Dome' screencap

UPDATE: 'Under The Dome' Video: China's 'Silent Spring' Air-Pollution Wakeup

The 1962 book Silent Spring and the 2006 documentary An Inconvenient Truth were invaluable in raising awareness of the dangers to human life posed by environmental... read more March 11, 2015 by 


 
Oil field (Image: Flickr user johnny choura, used under CC license)

Growing Corporate Power Counters Climate-Change Action, So Reframe Debate, Book Suggests

It's no secret that environmental demands and regulations pose an inconvenience for large corporations--but what if the problem is more fundamental than that? Beyond... read more February 23, 2015 by 


 
Coal, by Flicker user oatsy40 (Used Under CC License)

Coal Power Plant That Can Capture Carbon To Open In Mid-2016

As more plug-in electric cars hit the road, the infrastructure used to generate electricity will need to be increasingly scrutinized. The most straightforward way to get... read more February 18, 2015 by 


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

France To Give Dirtiest-Diesel Drivers $11,500 To Trade For Electric Car

French drivers have long preferred diesel cars for their good fuel economy, but increased air pollution from diesel exhaust emissions has become a public health concern. That... read more February 9, 2015 by 


 
Diesel

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... read more January 29, 2015 by 


 
Venucia E30 (Chinese version of Nissan Leaf electric car), Guangzhou Auto Show [photo: ChinaAutoWeb]

China Extends Electric-Car Incentives As Shenzhen Caps Registrations

As China attempts to grapple with its rampant air pollution, the national government and municipal authorities are taking increasingly aggressive measures to encourage... read more January 1, 2015 by 


 
Smog in Hong Kong [Image by Flickr user inkelv1122]

Do Auto Emissions Kill As Many People As Car Crashes?

Carbon-dioxide emissions have documented negative effects at a planetary level--but could the other gases coming out of vehicle tailpipes be as hazardous to overall public... read more November 13, 2014 by 


 
Beijing smog

Diesel Pollution In London Makes Air Worse Than Beijing For Nitrous Oxides

There's a lot of talk about so-called clean diesel, which in North America means any diesel that meets tailpipe emissions standards that went into effect seven years ago... read more September 22, 2014 by 


 
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 


 

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