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Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

Electric-car and climate-change tipping points, Prius details, Audi e-tron drive: The Week in Reverse

Which automaker made a commitment to end gas engine production (eventually)? What electric car may finally have gotten a name? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending Dec. 7, 2018. This week our news came mostly from follow-up... read more

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Rich Rebuilds flooded Tesla Model S, via YouTube

New report shows oceans warming much faster than anticipated (Updated)

Update: The scientists behind this study have updated their report in the journal Nature acknowledging key errors in the study. The note that the data regarding scientific... read more November 14, 2018 by


 
Forest

Study draws link between climate and weather—via jet stream

For some, the evidence of global warming is hard to accept, especially when it has been difficult to draw the link between individual storms and an increase in atmospheric... read more November 5, 2018 by


 
2019 Hyundai Ioniq Electric

Solar from Hyundai, Kia; GM plan trouble, VW-Ford electrics, getting warmer: Today's Car News

Hyundai and Kia plan to put solar panels on cars. VW won't rule out sharing electric cars with Ford. A prominent electric-car advocate takes issue with GM's plan for a... read more November 1, 2018 by


 
Smokestacks pollution air quality

EPA: Cleaner power generation offset increase of vehicle emissions in 2017

U.S. emissions of global-warming greenhouse gases fell 2.7 percent in 2017, despite the Trump administration's efforts to revive coal use in the U.S., the EPA announced on... read more October 19, 2018 by


 
Tesla Model S 'swimming' through flooded underpass, June 2016  [YouTube video by Sanzhar Altayev]

Catastrophic climate effects could hit by 2040, UN report says

Two decades. That's all the time world leaders have to reverse emissions of greenhouse gases to avoid inundating coastal cities, killing off coral reefs and their attendant... read more October 9, 2018 by


 
Tesla Powerpacks

California report links emissions reductions to economic growth

A new report on pollution, economic growth, and renewable energy in California sheds new light on the link between emissions regulations and economic growth ahead of the... read more August 29, 2018 by


 
Forest

Scientists find affordable way to recapture CO2 and burn it

Scientists at Harvard have developed a new method of scrubbing carbon from the atmosphere, and turning it into hydrocarbon fuels that could be burned in airplanes or even... read more June 8, 2018 by


 
Mercedes-Benz SL-Class stalls in Maryland flash flood

Nature study shows it's cheaper to reduce global warming than to adapt to it

One of the main objections that critics of global warming mitigation measures often cite is that they cost too much. A new study in the journal Nature takes issue with that... read more June 5, 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


 
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


 

 
 

 
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