“Killer Fog”& Bringing Science Back To The EPA — Whether The EPA Wants It Or Not

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 19 Oct 2019 22:49:03 +0000

Sometime in the 1940s–1950s, a young, passionate socialite activist supplied her alibi to Nero Wolfe: “I dined with the governor to discuss ‘killer fog.'” Nero Wolfe was educated about everything, and he agreed with her on the automobile pollution she referred to as “killer fog.” Wolfe inquired, “Are you referring to the London event?”

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Volvo Takes The Wraps Off The Fully Electric XC40 & Dives Into Vehicle Electrification

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 16 Oct 2019 18:54:50 +0000

Today in Los Angeles, Volvo took the wraps off its new fully electric Volvo XC40 Recharge, supported by a plan for the company to rapidly convert its vehicles and company operations to low emissions. The XC40 leads the charge for the company, but is only one prong in the larger Volvo effort

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Prince Ea Has A Message To Future Generations: Sorry

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Mon, 14 Oct 2019 21:30:23 +0000

Prince EaPrince EA is someone I have a lot of admiration for because his messages are positive and empowering. The message of his video below isn’t conveying his sorrow for our deeds to the next generation, but is a voice that is demanding that we wake up while we still have time to do something

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From Rajasthan To Mexico: Why Gender Matters At The Heart Of The Energy Transition

Credit to Author: The Beam| Date: Sun, 13 Oct 2019 10:30:42 +0000

Since women are the primary users of energy, they are disproportionately vulnerable to climate change impacts. Energy policies failing to reach women are thus exacerbating potential climate risks for them. In addition, gender inequalities limit women’s access to finance streams, information or training for using sustainable energy sources. Taking a gender lens approach is thus crucial for minimizing such bias and ensuring equal access to energy for both women and men

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A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 19:00:13 +0000

Californians love to be outside. But even on a clear, sunny day, we know that the air we are breathing isn’t as clean and clear as it looks, especially in our increasingly congested and crowded cities. Air quality is a complex topic that is affected by the weather, the time of day, and events like wildfires. But one aspect of air quality is very clear: tailpipe emissions make air quality worse. When those emissions happen in cities, millions of people are exposed to harmful pollution

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Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

Credit to Author: David Zarembka| Date: Sat, 12 Oct 2019 02:10:43 +0000

Pump-jack mining crude oil with the sunsetCleanTechnica has been running a number of articles on little noted negative aspects of gas/diesel vehicles. These include hundreds of US deaths annually from carbon monoxide poisoning, oil refinery explosions, 137 US oil spills last year, what to do with old oil tankers, and the 150 gas/diesel car fires daily in the US. A common concept in Africa that is not noticed in the United States or other parts of the world is what in Africa is called “Africa’s Oil Curse.”

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Frito-Lay Ditches Diesel In Favor Of A Renewable-Powered Fleet At Its Modesto Facility

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 15:30:55 +0000

Parent company PepsiCo, Inc. is replacing the fleet of diesel freight vehicles that service its Frito-Lay plant in Modesto, California with zero-emission and near-zero emission vehicles. The upgrades are coming to the central California facility thanks to funding provided by the state-funded Zero- and Near Zero-Emission Freight Facility Project

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California’s Clean Truck Rule: First Of Its Kind & Long Overdue

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Mon, 07 Oct 2019 02:35:59 +0000

California officials are gearing up to launch a momentous new rule to tackle one of the largest sources of pollution in the state: medium- and heavy-duty commercial trucks. After years of deliberation and public input, the rule is the first of its kind and long overdue

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Global Shipping Is Making False Impressions About Circumventing Pollution — Billions Spent On “Cheat Devices”

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Sat, 05 Oct 2019 19:00:25 +0000

Water goes everywhere. It reaches places and distances that other things can’t with such flexibility and ingenuity. To attach pollutants to that ingenious reach is counter to intelligence and consciousness

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Democratic Candidates’ Climate Plans Are All Flawed, But Together They Add Up To A Great Plan

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 03 Oct 2019 00:30:08 +0000

Of the DNC Presidential candidates, Harris and Warren have robust, salable climate plans. Biden’s is worst, Yang’s is interesting and Sanders’ is unsalable. With a couple of additions, Warren’s plan will be very supportable in 2020. If Biden is the candidate, major surgery will be required

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