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Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News

Toyota Prius AWD-e drive, Hyundai fuel cells, CO2 fines, Audi cameras: Today's Car News

We have a first chance to drive the new all-wheel-drive Prius AWD-e. Hyundai plans to build more fuel cells, but not necessarily for cars. Automakers face big fines for missing tight emissions targets for carbon dioxide in Europe. And our first experience driving with side-camera "mirrors" on real... read more

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Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Latest climate study says it's already too late

Sit down before you read this. Good. With all the dire warnings about climate-change coming from the most recent studies—from the Fourth National Climate Assessment... read more December 3, 2018 by


 
Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018

Black Friday report shows climate change already very expensive in U.S.

A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a... read more November 26, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

At climate talks, Trump team plans to promote coal

At climate talks scheduled for next month, where nations are expected to set up rules to follow to meet targets set out in the Paris Climate Accord in 2015, the Trump... read more November 23, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Oil interests lobby against carbon tax before it even gets proposed

Those who make big money off oil interests are wasting no time nipping a new carbon tax in the bud. Before such a proposal ever reaches Congress, a coalition of conservative... read more July 11, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

An Earth Day question: When will we see 'tailpipes' on cars as morally wrong?

With automotive emissions regulations again coming under political pressure, we thought we'd re run this Earth Day question from 2014 in an attempt to answer the question... read more April 20, 2018 by


 
EPA administrator Scott Pruitt  [photo from 2014]

Pruitt's EPA emission rollback reasoning may well fail in court

Despite the sturm und drang around the announcement by embattled EPA chief Scott Pruitt that he will relax emission limits for 2022 through 2025 vehicles, not much will... read more April 9, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

Paris climate accords look more and more like fantasy; the reality could be far worse

President Trump has taken a lot of flack for pulling out of the Paris climate accords, claiming they were a bad deal for the country he leads. Perversely, the problem with... read more April 9, 2018 by


 
Flooded Car

Pruitt's EPA decision: 38-page intention vs 1,217 pages of analysis

While the name of EPA administrator Scott Pruitt is often preceded by "embattled" these days, his agency is now on record as rejecting its own recommendation of just 16... read more April 6, 2018 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

EPA staffers told how to downplay climate change in leaked memo

EPA administrator Scott Pruitt would be controversial even if he hadn't flown to Morocco in December (first-class, on the taxpayer dime) to lobby the country on the benefits... read more March 30, 2018 by


 
National Plug-In Day 2012: San Francisco, with 60 Nissan Leafs in front of the Golden Gate Bridge

CA attorney general: we will fight looser fuel-economy, emission rules

Last Tuesday, EPA administrator Scott Pruitt said the agency does not intend to let California set the agenda for national emission limits on vehicles. He suggested to... read more March 19, 2018 by


 
Chrome exhaust pipe

Pruitt won't let California set emission standards; EPA not looking at post-2025 rules

Now, it's war, in the words of California's lead emission regulator. In what Bloomberg News called a "wide-ranging interview" with EPA chief Scott Pruitt, he indicated the... read more March 14, 2018 by


 
Global carbon dioxide emissions, 1850-2030 [CO2 Information Analysis Center, World Energy Outlook]

Clean energy won't happen, climate change will be bad: a contrarian perspective

The most recent detailed studies on the likely warming of Planet Earth are grim indeed, suggesting that we are collectively at "very high risk" for the most extreme effects... read more March 2, 2018 by


 
Donald Trump

How much does it matter that Trump officials deny climate science? Twitter poll results

It is now abundantly clear that the Trump administration in the U.S. is staffed with climate-science denialists and committed promoters for the greater extraction, sale, and... read more February 28, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

Planet at "very high risk" for extreme warming, per leaked UN report; every 5-year delay matters

The processes of climate change don't care about politics. Or economics. Or public sentiment about science. Last December, an analysis showed the most accurate... read more February 23, 2018 by


 
Flooded car in parking lot. Photo via Flickr user waitscm/CC2.0

How much does it matter that top Trump officials deny climate science? Take our Twitter poll

Throughout the world, the accepted science of climate change is no longer in dispute. Every nation on earth has now signed the Paris Climate Treaty to develop plans to reduce... read more February 20, 2018 by


 

 
 

 
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