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Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

Bill making it harder for scientists to sit on EPA Science Board advances

Since the election of Donald Trump, considerable attention has focused on how a candidate who campaigned on promoting fossil fuels would treat the Environmental Protection Agency and other federal agencies charged with regulating those industries. But potential changes to the EPA do not come solely... read more

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2017 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

ACEEE issues latest list of 'Greenest' and 'Meanest" vehicles

Measuring the energy efficiency of a new vehicle is one thing, but ascertaining its overall environmental impact can be more complex. A debate still rages over the overall... read more February 14, 2017 by


 
NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

2016 was planet's hottest year on record, third new high in a row

Despite scientists having reached a consensus years ago, considerable debate still appears to be raging over the reality of climate change. Climate-science deniers can count... read more January 19, 2017 by


 
Brandfon Honda dealership

Second Honda dealership achieves grid-neutral status

If you're planning on buying a green car, have you ever wondered if you'll be making the purchase at a green dealership? As cars get more efficient, the carbon emissions... read more January 18, 2017 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

EPA finalizes emission rules through 2025; no change from existing levels

Seven days before the advent of a new presidential administration, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has locked in planned auto-emission standards through 2025. The... read more January 13, 2017 by


 
Cows

Methane from livestock nearing worst-case scenario for climate change: scientist

Exhaust emissions from gasoline and diesel cars get a lot of attention from policymakers attempting to combat climate change. But another very large source of carbon... read more December 14, 2016 by


 
Coal-fired Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario, Canada, now being converted to 44-MW solar farm

Global carbon emissions have been flat for three years now

Global efforts to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions may be starting to pay off, suggests a recent study. Last month, scientists released an assessment that suggests global... read more December 13, 2016 by


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

5 African nations push for cleaner diesel fuel from European suppliers

African nations have a very specific problem when it comes to dealing with emissions from diesel vehicles. Because of lax emissions standards, traders import fuel to these... read more December 9, 2016 by


 
Oklahoma attorney general Scott Pruitt, 2014

Trump's EPA head Pruitt: climate-science denier who sued the EPA many times

If there were any doubt that president-elect Donald Trump supports fossil fuels and does not believe in the scientific consensus of climate change, his pick to head the U.S... read more December 8, 2016 by


 
Offshore Oil Rig

Why Africa gets filthiest diesel fuel: little regulation, global traders

All countries have to deal with emissions from diesel vehicles, but African nations have it worse than most. They often have few emissions regulations, something Swiss... read more September 19, 2016 by


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

U.S. states agreed to keep Exxon climate-deception probe secret: here's why

As far back as the 1970s, Exxon conducted research that confirmed the occurrence of climate change—and that burning fossil fuels is a major contributor to it. But the... read more August 14, 2016 by


 
2014 Peterbilt 579

Diesel lobby group slams VW mitigation plan, says it will miss clean-air targets

The preliminary Volkswagen diesel settlement includes not only provisions for buybacks and vehicle modifications, but also funding for mitigation of the environmental damage... read more August 9, 2016 by


 
Oil well (photo by John Hill)

Wealthy nations on fossil-fuel subsidies: we'll end them...later

The world's wealthiest nations have not yet been able to commit to end subsidies to the fossil-fuel industry, even in the face of growing alarm over climate change. Members... read more July 5, 2016 by


 
Nissan prototype 60-kWh battery pack  -  Nissan Technical Center, October 2015

Making electric-car battery cell anodes more sustainably

With no tailpipe emissions, electric cars have a clear advantage over their gasoline and diesel counterparts when it comes to carbon emissions. Studies have found that even... read more May 11, 2016 by


 
NASA's famous 'Blue marble' image of Earth (Wikimedia commons)

Effects Of Climate Change Could Last 10,000 Years Or More: Scientists

Compared to the lifespan of Planet Earth, human beings have burned fossil fuels for only an extremely brief period of time. But science has shown that continuing to do so on... read more February 11, 2016 by


 
2015 Smart Fortwo Electric Drive

ACEEE Names 'Greenest' And 'Meanest' 2016 Cars

Measuring the energy efficiency and environmental friendliness of different vehicles is easy if they're powered by gasoline, less so when the energy comes from grid... read more January 27, 2016 by


 

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