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150 Years Of Carbon Emissions Can Be Traced To 90 Companies: Report

150 Years Of Carbon Emissions Can Be Traced To 90 Companies: Report

Industrialization has given the world some of its greatest inventions and unequivocally improved our lives, but it's also played a part in one of today's most pressing issues: man-made climate change. The Union of Concerned Scientists cites a paper by Richard Heede, Tracing anthropogenic carbon... read more

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54.5 MPG CAFE standard for 2025

Tougher Gas Mileage Rules: Some Makers Are Way Ahead

Several Japanese automakers are off to a great start meeting future emissions and gas mileage targets, according to the latest EPA data. As rules become ever more stringent... read more April 23, 2013 by  4


 
2011 Nissan Leaf prototype

Are Electric Vehicles Really Zero-Emission: Yes or No?

As the owner of the first Nissan Leaf electric car sold in Maine, it is my pleasure to give slide presentations to various groups about the history, benefits, and personal... read more April 22, 2013 by  76


 
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In Hybrid - production model

Electric Cars: Are They Really A Dire Emissions Threat?

This seems to be our time for debunking dumb stories about plug-in electric cars. First, we had to educate a Forbes columnist (and oil-industry consultant) about how the auto... read more November 8, 2012 by  39


 
Gas pump

Carbon-Neutral Gasoline Out Of Air? Yes, There's A Caveat

Call it last week's most unexpected headline: the idea that a group of engineers in Britain had managed to create gasoline ("petrol") out of ... thin air? Indeed, it appears... read more October 22, 2012 by  10


 
DriveLite carbon offsetting app

For The Truly Green Driver: Buy Carbon Offsets At The Gas Pump

Virtually everything we do has an unavoidable impact on the planet in some way, if you trace the line far enough. Even if you're using solar-generated electricity to power... read more June 1, 2012 by  1


 
Ford fuel cost and emissions calculator and comparison tool, for fleet use - output screen

Ford Offers Fleet Buyers Tool To Compare Total Emissions & Costs

Fleet managers are very, very rational people. Unlike many retail car buyers, they analyze vehicles without a shred of emotion, basing their decisions on lifetime ownership... read more March 14, 2012 by  1


 
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Electric Cars Dirtier Than Gasoline Equivalents In China

EV fans are probably sick of arguing the case for electric cars whenever someone brings up the old "well to wheels" scenario. "Well, where does the electricity come from?"... read more July 28, 2011 by  29


 
Environmental Working Group 'Meat-Eater's Guide'

When Did Cars Become The Yardstick For Measuring Pollution?

If you've ever visited a museum or a manufacturing plant, you've probably heard a tour guide say something like this: "And if you laid all these bottles end-to-end, they'd... read more July 21, 2011 by  12


 
Honda Blue Skies for Our Children campaign

Honda Commits To 30 Percent CO2 Reduction By 2020

In its latest Environmental Annual Report 2011 Honda has committed to reducing the CO2 emissions of its global product portfolio, including everything from jets to cars and... read more June 21, 2011 by 


 
Scout the dog, rescued by Rondout Valley Animals for Adoption, Accord, NY; photo: Jay Blotcher

Want To Clean Up The Planet? Spay Your Pet, THEN Buy a Prius

Cutting carbon emissions is complex. And there are a lot of myths and misinformation out there. The effective impact of some actions--reusing your grocery bags, for... read more April 5, 2011 by  1


 
Toyota Prius Plug-In

2012 Toyota Prius Plug-In: By The Numbers, Would It Work For You?

Over six days of driving—limited to around-town trips—we put about 103 miles on a fleet-test Toyota Prius Plug-In, averaging 90.8 miles per gallon. In that time... read more March 24, 2011 by  15


 
Volvo C30 Electric

With Green Cars, A License To Drive More?

Sweden has, for several years, led the world in per-capita green-car ownership. And it's managed to strengthen economically without increasing industrial carbon emissions... read more March 4, 2011 by  3


 
M. Allen Swift with his 1928 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Picadilly Roadster

Cars That Last And Last: Driving The Same One For 77 Years

We've all heard the stories about people who hang onto their cars for decades. Irv Gordon's 1966 Volvo P1800 is one; he's got more than 2.6 million miles on it now, after... read more February 4, 2011 by  12


 
Ford Rouge Assembly Plant, Michigan, where Ford F-150 pickup trucks are built

Greening The Rouge: Ford's More Sustainable Pickup Plant

A green roof is not at its most photogenic in a Michigan winter. In fact, it's hardly green at all--more like gray and brown--though it still insulates the building below... read more January 18, 2011 by  3


 
2010 Toyota Prius ad comparing its emissions to those of a sheep (cropped)

Toyota Prius Ad We'll Never See: Animals Worse Than Hybrids

Some of the first emissions regulations in the world came about because of the way the Los Angeles Basin is shaped. Reports of smog in southern California started with the... read more January 5, 2011 by  2


 
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