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'Super Greenhouse Gas' Emissions From Air Conditioning A Climate Concern

'Super Greenhouse Gas' Emissions From Air Conditioning A Climate Concern

When it comes to the environmental impact of cars, all the attention tends to be focused on the gasoline, diesel, or electricity that powers them. But to understand how cars affect the environment, it's important to consider every aspect of the vehicle. According to InsideClimate News, even the... read more

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Power station - Image by Flickr user MacJewell, used under Creative Commons license

Blood And Gore: Coal Is Becoming A Stranded Asset

In case you hadn't noticed, it's Halloween. So how could we not comment on an article whose byline reads Gore and Blood? Their topic may be slightly esoteric, but it has big... read more October 31, 2013 by 


 
Power plant

The Next Big Emissions Battle Is Not Cars; It's About Coal

The rules for vehicle gas mileage are pretty much locked down from now through 2025. The math is complicated, but vehicles in 2025 will have to reach a fleet-wide average of... read more October 8, 2013 by 


 
World Greenhouse-Gas Emissions Flow Chart 2010 [source: Ecofys + ANS Bank]

Greenhouse Gases & Where They Really Come From: Infographic

We love data. And we love simple but informative graphic presentations of complex data even more. Which leads us to today's infographic, a presentation of the sources and... read more June 25, 2013 by  10


 
2013 Cadillac XTS

2013 Cadillac XTS First To Use Greener R-1234yf Refrigerant

In addition to tailpipe emissions and greenhouse gases, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency also regulates other materials in cars that may emit substances harmful to... read more March 6, 2012 by 


 
2008 Honda Civic Hybrid 4-door Sedan Angular Front Exterior View

Why An Old, Used Honda Civic Hybrid Is Good For Your Health

We all know that the venerable Toyota Prius is the most well-known of all hybrids on the market today, both in terms of numbers made and its impressive gas mileage. But if... read more September 21, 2011 by  2


 
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


 
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


 
What's a Few Hundred Condoms Between Friends? by Flickr user xmasons

Can Condoms Curb Climate Change Cheaper Than Low-Carbon Cars?

The Frankfurt Auto Show just wound up today, and most of the concept cars focus on lowering carbon dioxide emissions. Volkswagen, for instance, launched a two-seat "1-Liter"... read more March 28, 2011 by  22


 
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


 
Eiffel Tower and green cars

Paris To Test Banning Gas-Guzzlers (Yes, SUVs!) In City Core

Why are many European carmakers now planning to build electric vehicles? Because many European cities are widely expected to ban high-emissions vehicles from their city cores... read more December 28, 2010 by  27


 
The Canton Paper Mill, by Flickr user alex_ford

On Heels of SF Giants Win, CA Prop 23 Notches Another Victory Over Texas

Proposition 23 was defeated last night, putting an end to a much ballyhooed piece of cleantech-stopping legislation that was also causing some qualms in the venture capital... read more November 3, 2010 by 


 
Tough Tractor Trailer

EPA Proposes 10-to-20-Percent Gas Mileage Rise for Big Trucks

Well, now we know the numbers. And there are a lot of them. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Department of Transportation jointly proposed cutting greenhouse-gas... read more October 25, 2010 by  4


 
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Car-Crazy CA No More: Air Resources Board Wants to Cut Miles Traveled

Think California is the land of fast-flowing freeways and drop-top driving under the endless sun? Think again. The California Air Resources Board is now writing rules to... read more October 4, 2010 by  12


 
50 Kw Leaf Charger

Report: Electric Cars Best Way To Reduce U.S. Oil Dependancy

We like it when a study confirms a common-held belief. And for hundreds of would-be electric car owners across the U.S. a recent study has done just that. Years into the... read more September 28, 2010 by  2


 
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