• Tesla Dog Mode

    Judging from recent news reports, it's all too easy to focus on the limitations on electric cars—range, recharge speeds, and most recently, their cold weather performance. Some things, though, electric cars can do that others can't. Take Tesla's new Dog Mode, announced by CEO Elon Musk on Twitter on Wednesday. The new feature, being pushed out to cars via an over-the-air update, will keep the air conditioner running on hot days to keep dogs safe inside the car, even when it's turned off. CHECK OUT: Track Mode released to make more of Tesla Model 3 Performance In his tweet announcing the...

  • 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 instance--is relatively low. Other methods, things that many people never even consider, are considerably more effective. For...

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