Oslo plans to eliminate cars from its city center by 2019. In all, 350,000 cars will be affected. It will build new public transit and bike paths, instead.
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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.
China has decided that it must junk up to 6 million of the oldest and dirtiest cars on the road to help reduce pollution in major cities
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?
In an effort to meet the world’s toughest emissions standards, many automakers in Europe are exploiting loopholes that fudge emissions data in their favor.
James Dyson dreams of a giant vacuum boat to clean our rivers of pollution, and he calls it the M.V. Recyclone. It’s a clever name for a clever idea.
In response to world governments limiting the number of internal combustion cars on the road, Rolls Royce is working on a plug in hybrid built on BMW’s new ActiveHybrid 7.
An architectural firm has proposed a desperate measure to protect Beijing from its smog by bubbling off sections of the city and heavily filtering the air.
Fracking for natural gas often destroys local water supplies, as the residents of Texas continue to discover. Here, David Suzuki explains why it’s crazy to trade a necessity (water) for what is, ultimately, a luxury (combustible fuel).
California may be moving towards a very lucrative, fossil-fuel free future with a massive geothermal energy trove, if CARB happens to get its way.
Founded by three Beijing engineers three years ago, Electroforce recently unveiled its first production electric motorcycle. Shown here, the Electroforce will reach dealers in Beijing and Shanghai this March, with a price tag of about 30,000 yuan (approx. 4900 USD). Visually identical similar to the attractive and sporty Honda CBR250RR sold in the US, Asia, […]
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 […]
– CO2-adjusted fuel economy of Honda and Acura automobiles up 9.5% – CO2 emissions intensity of automobile production in N.A. down 16.2% – CO2 emissions intensity of product shipments in the U.S. down 8% – CO2 emissions intensity of service parts shipments…
Make private companies happy. Don’t worry about the environment. Stop fretting about long-term sustainability. Forget renewables, property concerns, the safety of our water and air. Make private companies happy. This was the 43rd president’s message…
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 […]
One of the loudest (and most ridiculous) comments you often hear from anti-EV types is that electric cars are just as bad as gas-fueled cars because most electricity comes from dirty sources. Last week, the city of Asheville, NC took a huge step into the twenty-first century by unanimously voting to shift the city’s electrical […]
On March 29th, ExxonMobil’s Pegasus oil pipeline ruptured, pouring (what ExxonMobil said was) 200,000 gallons of oil into Mayflower, Arkansas. Now, months later, the residents of Mayflower are trying to sift through the lies and misinformation to find out exactly what’s happened to them, and what – of anything – they’ll be able to do about it.
What makes this really weird is that the elements found in the University of Texas studies are not usually used in chemical fracturing (fracking), according to the gas industry’s official disclosure to government authorities. Cue the Twilight Zone music, kids!
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.