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How green is that electric car? And when it hits 100 M.P.H.?

The Tesla Model S and the Porsche Taycan give environmentally conscious speedsters an outlet for their desires.
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How University of Utah trees are being used to measure air pollution

University of Utah researchers are using evergreens on campus to measure air quality - yes fine particulate pollution on trees - in a cost-effective way to give a picture of where vehicle exhaust and other pollutants accumulate.

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California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 Years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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California plans to ban sales of new gas-powered cars in 15 years

The proposal would speed up the state’s efforts to fight global warming at a time when California is being battered by wildfires, heat waves and other consequences of climate change.
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Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that the state would ban new models of traditional cars beginning in 15 years.
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The age of electric cars is dawning ahead of schedule

Battery prices are dropping faster than expected. Analysts are moving up projections of when an electric vehicle won’t need government incentives to be cheaper than a gasoline model.
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Can a city toll help Bangkok clean up its air and roads?

Heavy car traffic and old diesel-powered buses are a feature of everyday life for commuters in the Thai capital. The city is now introducing measures to modernize public mobility and reduce air pollution.

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Electric vehicle makers find a back door to Wall Street

Special purpose acquisition companies, or SPACs, are helping them and other fledgling companies raise money and gain coveted stock listings.

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Defying Trump, 5 automakers lock in a deal on greenhouse gas pollution

California on Monday finalized a legal settlement with five of the world's largest automakers that binds them to comply with its stringent state-level fuel efficiency standards that would cut down on climate-warming tailpipe emissions.

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Are more car-free streets in NYC's future?

The tension between "those who see cars as evil and those who see cars as essential" intensifies as social distancing puts a premium on space.
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EPA, Utah settle Gold King Mine spill lawsuit

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Utah Attorney General Sean Reyes have announced that a settlement agreement has been reached over the Gold King Mine spill that happened five years ago.

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Why Biden's car plan might not be a 'clunker'

Former Vice President Joe Biden wants millions of Americans to trade in their older, polluting cars for shiny new electric vehicles.
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Rachael Revesz: I’ve come to hate cars with a passion. I know it makes me an angry Karen - but you should hate them too

I can't pinpoint the moment I woke up from my blissfully ignorant reverie about the state of our planet. I just know that one day, I opened my front door and was wildly angry about the number of cars on the roads.

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Car tyres are major source of ocean microplastics - study

More than 200,000 tonnes of tiny plastic particles are blown from roads into the oceans every year, according to research.

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Dust from your old furniture likely contains harmful chemicals—but there’s a solution

Researchers find people's exposure to PFAS and certain flame retardants could be significantly reduced by opting for healthier building materials and furniture.

Hormone-mimicking chemicals harm fish now—and their unexposed offspring later

Fish exposed to harmful contaminants can pass on health issues such as reproductive problems to future generations that had no direct exposure.

America re-discovers anti-science in its midst

Fauci, Birx, Redfield & Co. are in the middle of a political food fight. They could learn a lot from environmental scientists.

Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

EU Commission releases ambitious strategy for getting hormone-disrupting chemicals out of food, products, and packaging.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

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