air pollution

 
Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

Cars Are Getting Cleaner, Could Greener Roads Be Next?

It was the terrible smog of cities like Los Angeles in the 1970s that prompted a huge change in the efficiency and pollution controls of automobiles. Today, cars are many orders of magnitude cleaner than their counterparts from previous decades. But what if our roads could help further? No, not by... read more

July 19, 2013 by - 5
 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Adds Pollution Tax To Fuel To Curb Huge Smog Problems

Smog-choked Chinese capital Beijing will be the first city in the country to introduce a new pollution tax. Following months of pollution far above safe levels, major Chinese... read more June 3, 2013 by 5


 
2013 Tesla Model S

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle? That's what one analyst has claimed. In an... read more May 31, 2013 by 126


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

BYD e6 Electric Taxi Fleet Launched In Hong Kong To Cut Pollution

It might not be going on sale to U.S. consumers, but the BYD e6 will eventually appear in the U.S. in commercial fleets--perhaps to a taxi stand near you. Taxi duties seem to... read more May 23, 2013 by 4


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Auto Exhaust Contributes To Clogged Arteries, Study Finds

You learn something new every day: Cholesterol, a little like bacteria, comes in body "good" and "bad" forms. All those low-cholesterol spread adverts have been lying to us!... read more May 23, 2013 by 5


 
Clean Cities National Parks Initiative infographic (Image: U.S. DoE)

Clean Fuels In Beautiful Places: U.S. Parks Service Goes Even Greener

For those readers living in one of America's big cities, concrete jungles strewn across the North American landscape, it's easy to forget that hundreds of thousands of acres... read more April 2, 2013 by 6


 
Gas Pump With Boot

EPA Moves To Cut Sulfur In Gasoline, Reducing Emissions Further

"Cleaner cars need cleaner fuels"--that's the message from a group of automakers in support of new EPA rules to clean up gasoline. The Environmental Protection Agency will... read more March 29, 2013 by 4


 
Southern California traffic - by flickr user David R. Blume

Confirmed: Traffic Pollution Can Cause Asthma In Kids (Not Just Trigger It)

It's long been suspected, but a new European survey confirms it: Children living near areas of heavy traffic are more at risk of asthma. Previously, it was thought that... read more March 22, 2013 by 8


 
Audi Q3 Trans China Tour 2011

China Imposes Much Tougher Fuel-Efficiency Standards On New Cars

China's ongoing and recent air pollution issues are leading to swift rethinking of the country's transport policy. After several months of choking smog engulfing its major... read more March 22, 2013 by 4


 
BYD e6 electric taxi in service in Shenzhen, China

Despite Pollution, China Still Isn't Committed To Electric Cars

The images have made for grim viewing even if you don't live within the frame: Pictures and details emerging from China earlier this year showed smog on levels not previously... read more March 10, 2013 by 9


 
Beijing Smog by Flickr user michaelhenley

Beijing Says 'Enough!': City To Scrap 180K Polluting Cars

Recent pollution figures in Chinese capital Beijing have made 1970s Los Angeles look like a crisp day in the Rocky Mountains. The city, like Hong Kong last month, has finally... read more January 30, 2013 by 14


 
Smog in Hong Kong [Image by Flickr user inkelv1122]

Hong Kong, Choked By Smog, Bans Most Polluting Vehicles

Choked by smog, the city of Hong Kong has finally cried "enough!" Despite setting clean air targets, the city's smog problems have been increasing every year, and authorities... read more December 21, 2012 by 2


 
Citroen DS

France To Ban Classic Cars From Capital To Clean The Air

For some, the image of a classic Citroën DS passing along the Champs-Élysées couldn't be much more French if a man in a stripy top and beret walked past... read more November 14, 2012 by 5


 
Beijing smog

Alcoa Building-Exterior Panels 'Eat' Smog From (A Few) Cars

Pittsburgh-based aluminum giant Alcoa has developed a new coating for its aluminum building panels that passively sucks in airborne pollutants and transforms them into... read more May 1, 2012 by 0


 
clunker

Coloradans: Donate An Old Polluting Car, Get A Tree Planted

While it's not quite the 2009 Cash for Clunkers program, it's a nice gesture with a clear mission: get the most polluting cars off Colorado roads. If you're a Coloradan who... read more April 12, 2012 by 1


 
Beijing smog

Big Emissions Gain: Cleaning Up Dirtiest Third-World Diesels

In asking developing world countries to clean up their act when it comes to reducing automobile emissions, it's easy to sound hypocritical. A new climate change initiative... read more February 20, 2012 by 3


 

 
 

 
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