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One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

One-fourth of cars are causing 90% of air pollution we breathe

It's no secret that "clunkers" on the road contribute to greenhouse gas emissions at an alarming rate. A new study from the University of Toronto confirms what ecologists have theorized for some time:

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Could Audi’s new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Could Audi’s new carbon-neutral diesel drive out dirty oil?

Watch out oil barons, Audi recently announced it has invented a new diesel fuel that could revolutionize the automobile industry and dramatically reduce carbon dioxide emissions. Even more remarkable, the

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Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Scientists discover the world’s strongest natural material

Those little seashells loitering on your bathroom shelf are hiding quite a secret—their teeth are—according to a new study from the University of Portsmouth—the strongest material found in nature.

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What if roads could be certified as ‘green’ just like buildings?

What if roads could be certified as ‘green’ just like buildings?

With over four million miles of roads criss-crossing the nation, and as much as 32,000 miles of new roads being added annually, it would be wonderful if we could make these roads a little greener. Just as

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The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

The 6 Most Pressing Environmental Issues—And What You Can Do to Help Solve Them

Image via Shutterstock CLIMATE CHANGE While 97 percent of climate scientists agree that climate change is occurring and greenhouse gas emissions are the main cause, political will has not been strong

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Earth Day: How it began, and how it helps the planet

Earth Day: How it began, and how it helps the planet

Earth Day is April 22nd, and to get prepared for the big day, here are a few Earth Day facts that you may not know. Founded by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson as an environmental teach-in, the first

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Chevrolet’s FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in Shanghai

Chevrolet’s FNR is a space-age self-driving concept to debut in Shanghai

Several automakers have spoken publicly about their future plans to release autonomous vehicles, but General Motors has been pretty quiet about the technology. Well it looks like GM is working just as

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Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse launches sixth leg of round-the-world journey after three-week delay

Solar Impulse 2 landed in Chongcqing, China, on March 31, where the team planned to stay for just a few days before embarking on the next leg of their epic solar-powered round-the-world flight.

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Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

Montreal aiming for new electric vehicle sharing program with 1,000 cars by 2020

In Montreal, green transportation is a big deal, and the city is embarking on a plan to make it even bigger. Mayor Denis Coderre is pushing for an electric vehicle sharing program to be launched in the

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In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

In Maryland, Tesla’s competition could help them get back in business

Tesla's been fighting for the right to do business in a number of states recently, but the electric car maker has gained some footing in Maryland, thanks to an unusual ally. The Maryland Automobile

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Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

Fentress Architects’ new Tom Bradley Terminal receives LEED Gold Certification

The new Tom Bradley International Airport (LAX), the Los Angeles landmark building, has achieved LEED Gold certification. The building, designed by Fentress Architects, features a dramatic arching

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Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar at Milan Design Week

Ford unveils a living grass foosball table inspired by the GT supercar at Milan Design Week

A sail boat, a guitar, and a living grass covered foosball table? Add these to the list of unlikely items you'd expect to be designed by an American car company. Unbeknownst to most, Ford's team of global

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New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

New cheap, flexible aluminum battery charges in a minute flat

Researchers at Stanford University have unveiled a new aluminum-ion battery that could one day replace the lithium-ion batteries that power everything from our watches to our tablets and our electric

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The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

The Bolt is the smallest and lightest electric skateboard in the world

When it comes to commuting, bikes can be too bulky, cars are a pain, and walking can be time consuming. So when robotic engineering student Lorenzo Cella wanted to find a way to speed up his commute, so

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Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet ethanol fuel demand

Study shows corn fields creeping into untouched grasslands to meet ethanol fuel demand

Two of America’s largest GMO monocultured crops, corn and soy, are starting to creep into previously un-farmed lands– in an effort to meet a growing demand biofuels like ethanol. The news comes from a

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Robotic vehicle captures a never-before-seen view of Antarctic sea floor

Robotic vehicle captures a never-before-seen view of Antarctic sea floor

A team of scientists recently deployed a “first-of-its-kind” robotic vehicle that drove to depths never before seen under the Antarctic Ross Ice Shelf. The vehicle went through a hole only 12-inches

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Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

Falling price of battery packs may usher in age of affordable electric cars

A new study from the Stockholm Environment Institute has found that the price of lithium ion battery packs has been falling far faster than previously reported, with the price per kWh dropping by a

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ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

ENOTA’s Velenje car park is a brilliant alternative to parking lot sprawl

The city of Velenje in Slovenia was designed as a garden city, so as increased car use put pressure on the city to increase parking spaces, sprawling parking lots began taking over the lush landscape. So

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Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4’s new hybrid powertrain

Toyota debuts the 2016 RAV4’s new hybrid powertrain

Toyota is planning to offer a hybrid version of every car in its lineup by the year 2020 - and today it took another step towards that goal by unveiling the 2016 RAV4 Hybrid at the New York Auto Show.

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Chevrolet unveils 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show

Chevrolet unveils 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show

Chevrolet just unveiled its brand new 2016 Malibu Hybrid at the New York Auto Show - and it's lighter, more stylish, and more efficient thanks to a jolt of technology borrowed from the 2016 Chevy Volt.

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U.S. aims for 28 percent cut in emissions by 2025 in promise to UN

U.S. aims for 28 percent cut in emissions by 2025 in promise to UN

+ FACT SHEET: U.S. Reports its 2025 Emissions Target to the UNFCCC

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Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid motorhome, the Model H

Tesla unveils designs for a plug-in hybrid motorhome, the Model H

The conveniences and luxuries of modern life always come at an expense. Tesla products are no exception, in fact, according to CEO Elon Musk, they are the rule. Musk understands that many people are so

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Uber to roll out self-driving cars after receiving numerous complaints against drivers

Uber to roll out self-driving cars after receiving numerous complaints against drivers

Hot on the heels of Elon Musk's comment that he expects self-driving Teslas to be available by summer, troubled transportation company Uber has announced that it is rolling out its own fleet of autonomous

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The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

The Grama Eco Vehicle Comes With A Green Roof!

Innovation sometimes strikes from the least likely places, and this concept is proof of this statement. The Grama, by Portuguese luxury car company Tolos, is a hydrogen-powered vehicle that compliments

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NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

NYC Will Replace Taxis With New Driverless Google Cabs

News has just broke that NYC Mayor de Blasio has signed a contract with Google to replace all the city's yellow cabs with Google’s patented driverless cars. The mayor’s office reported that 5000

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North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

North West Bicester eco-town is the UK’s first zero carbon community

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-_IpG7Ntjlg The master plan of the North West Bicester eco-community, "UK's most sustainable development", has been proposed by a UK-based shared ownership and

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Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Smarter traffic light programming could help cut carbon emissions, MIT study shows

Idling cars create unnecessary greenhouse gas emissions, so common sense indicates that less time sitting in traffic would lead to a cleaner world. A new study by researchers at MIT shows how

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Gogoro to launch battery-swapping electric Smartscooter this summer in Taipei

Gogoro to launch battery-swapping electric Smartscooter this summer in Taipei

This past January Gogoro unveiled its battery-swapping Smartscooter - and the startup just announced that its zippy electric scooters will hit the streets of Taipei this summer! The pilot program will

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Toyota’s three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city driving

Toyota’s three-wheeled i-ROAD is the perfect solution for crowded city driving

In the not-too-distant future, personal transportation will take on a completely different shape than today. As more individuals move to city centers, public transportation will become even more

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Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Mercedes-Benz will release 10 new plug-in hybrids by 2017

Not to be outdone by Audi or BMW, Mercedes-Benz has announced plans to release 10 new plug-in hybrid models by 2017. Mercedes-Benz has also announced that the new plug-in hybrid models will be designated

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