A new report says even small changes in air pollution standards could have dramatic effects on the number of people who get sick or die each year as a result of breathing pollutants caused by burning fossil fuels.
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Tesla put its Bioweapons Defense Mode climate control system to the test. It worked flawlessly, and even started cleaning the air outside the vehicle.
In São Paulo, Brazil, citizens are enjoying less air and noise pollution – at least on one day a week. On Sundays, during what is called Paulista Aberta, motor traffic is restricted on the popular Paulista Avenue and the street is dedicated to cyclists and pedestrians.
China’s government is getting serious about air quality these days. In addition to offering the death penalty for serious polluters, the country’s government is cracking down on vehicle emissions. In fact, China’s latest round of proposed vehicle emissions is so tough, Honda says they’ll have to go to an all-hybrid lineup in order to meet […]
When the Chinese government ordered factories to close and all 5,000,000 cars in Beijing to stay home for 2 weeks, the skies over the city turned blue again
Even “safe” levels of particulate and nitric dioxide (NO2) air pollution are associated with a notably increased risk of severe heart attacks, according to new research presented by Dr Jean-Francois Argacha of UZ Brussel-Vrije Universiteit Brussel in Belgium.
Finland’s capital city of Helsinki plans to use a combination of ride-sharing, city buses, bike rentals, and advanced dispatch software to kill the car.
It’s hoped that urban EVs like the Chevrolet EN-V concept will be accepted in China, and work to help reduce the country’s horrific air pollution problems.
Despite it’s love for big internal combustion engines, BMW believes China will become the world’s largest electric car market within the next five years.
Plug-in car and EV sales were way up in China last year – 38% up in 2013, compared to 2012, and they’re doing even better this year. That’ll cut pollution!
Mopeds are small, cheap, and get tremendous miles per gallon (MPG) – but many old-style 2 stroke mopeds are serious polluters. How do they stack up to cars?
There’s no nice way to say it: the air pollution in China is bad. The problem is so severe, in fact, that the Chinese government decided to slash number of new cars people can put on the road and has even contemplated instituting the death penalty to curb pollution, with little effect. In a bid […]
China’s rapid commercial growth has led to almost inconceivable air pollution in its major cities. In the last month alone, high levels of pollution have forced China to all but shut down the northeastern city of Harbin, a major city with a population of nearly 11 million people. In addition to threatening the country’s deadliest […]
According to a new analysis by renowned energy economist Philip K. Verleger – who has served as an energy advisor to both Republican and Democratic Presidents – American consumers are saving between $0.50 and $1.50 per gallon on gasoline as a direct result of increased ethanol production under the Renewable Fuels Standard (RFS). “The implication […]
AWESOMESAUCE!! The Chinese government just issued a new judicial interpretation that will allow courts to issue harsher punishments for environmental crimes, and reports coming out of Chinese news agencies is that THE DEATH PENALTY could be handed down for the most serious offenses against the environment.
While President Obama’s goal of 1 million EVs and plug-in hybrids on the road by 2015 seems increasingly out of reach, China still remains bullish on electrified vehicles. The Chinese city of Shenzen has decided to lead by example and put in an order for 500 BYD e6 EVs to bolster the ranks of its police fleet. This isn’t the first EV contract BYD has won with Shenzen, but it is one of the biggest.