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September 21, 2009

San Franciso Airport to get the World’s First Carbon Kiosks

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Air travel is a huge source of carbon emissions. Though very little can be done at the moment to reduce emissions, green minded travelers will be able to purchase carbon offsets at the San Francisco airport. The carbon kiosks at the SF airport are the result of a partnership between the city and 3Degrees, an […]

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September 21, 2009

New Concept Makes PCs More Aesthetically Appealing, Literally Greener

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New PC concept from designer Luis Luna make the desktop appear more appealing visually,and give it the ability to offset at least a small amount of the CO2 it produces during its lifetime. The design gives a smoother look to the desktop as a sleek circular package. The center of this circle has a cavity […]

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September 21, 2009

Environmental Protest Round-Up 19 September

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Thursday this week seems to have been a key day for environmental protest. Chinese pollution protest In Fujian Province, eastern China, villagers blockaded a road to protest against high levels of lead in the blood of their children. Local residents are convinced that the children’s excessive lead levels are the result of pollution from the  […]

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September 21, 2009

Angeles National Forest: Politics and Environment

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Recent forest fires resulted in a quarter of the Angeles National Forest being burned to a crisp. More than 160,000 acres of wood and chaparral were destroyed.  Impassioned editorials are calling for the restoration of the forest’s beauty spots and trails, but what is the political cost of restoring the environment at a pace faster […]

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September 20, 2009

Reader’s poll: Best in show Frankfurt 2009

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Filed under: Frankfurt Motor Show The 2009 Frankfort Motor Show was truly significant for the number of low-carbon cars on display. There were over 50 electric and hybrid cars in the haus, with more than a couple dozen of them naked for the first time before the glare of public scrutiny. After gazing upon so […]

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September 20, 2009

Unseen benefit: Underwriters Laboratories working on standards for electric car batteries

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Filed under: Emerging Technologies, EV/Plug-in While no one will mandate that the new Underwriters Laboratories 2580 standard be applied to all advanced electric vehicle batteries, the fact that there will soon be a UL listing for “large batteries in electric vehicles” is a good thing. UL’s unsurprising focus on the standard will be to “help […]

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September 20, 2009

VIDEO: Drew Barrymore hits the Leno track in the Focus BEV

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Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Ford, Green Daily Drew Barrymore drives the Focus BEV – Click above to watch the video after the break Jay Leno closed out the first week of his new show with the premier of the Green Car Challenge. The first celebrity to get behind the wheel was the marvelous Drew Barrymore who […]

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September 20, 2009

Ener1 invades Europe; totally cool, though

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Filed under: Etc., EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Europe/EU The fact that many of the emerging electric vehicles are from European companies, as demonstrated at the 2009 Frankfurt Motor Show, has not been lost on the company behind Enerdel’s lithium batteries. And how could it be? Ener1 already has existing arrangements with Th!nk, Fisker and Volvo and can […]

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September 17, 2009

Frankfurt 2009: Mercedes-Benz F-Cell rids the show floor of tailpipe emissions

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Filed under: Hydrogen, Mercedes Benz, Frankfurt Motor Show Mercedes-Benz F-Cell – Click above for high-res image gallery As promised, Mercedes-Benz trotted its hydrogen fuel cell-powered F-Cell in front of the crowds at the Frankfurt Motor Show, and we were on hand to snap off a series of images. It’s easy to spot the B-Class sheetmetal […]

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September 17, 2009

REPORT: Ford considering two- and three-cylinder engines

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Filed under: MPG, Ford Ford 1.6-liter EcoBoost four cylinder – Click above for high-res image gallery We’ll see Ford’s upcoming 1.6-liter turbocharged EcoBoost engine show up in a number of new cars wearing the Blue Oval badge all around the world within the next few years, especially in markets that put an emphasis on fuel […]

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