How much do electric cars really pollute, even without tailpipes?

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But there's no escaping that manufacturing these vehicles, driving them for 10 years or more, and then disposing of them creates pollution that has a wide range of negative impacts. Carbon Footprint emissions EPA Argonne National Laboratory carbon dioxide plug-in cars air pollution Union of Concerned ScientistsPersonal automobiles have given hundreds of millions of people the great luxury of a convenient and comfortable mode of transportation.

Photos reveal how polluted the U.S. was before EPA was founded

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emissions government EPA History climate change regulation air pollutionIt can be argued that the current presidential administration appears to lack interest in the traditional mission of the Environmental Protection Agency. As a candidate, Donald Trump advocated wholesale repeal of environmental regulations and increased production of fossil fuels. He has also called climate science a "hoax" created by China to hurt.

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Cruise ships start to come under scrutiny as massive pollution machines

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Cruise ships regularly depart major ports with thousands of passengers onboard, and they are now being called out as major sources of pollution. emissions air pollution BoatsWhile increased pressure on carmakers to improve emissions continues, regulators and environmental groups are also scrutinizing over forms of transportation-related emissions.

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University of Surrey launches global research center on air pollution

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The University of Surrey is launching a new multi-disciplinary research center next week to tackle air pollution. The Air Quality Lab (AQL) is housed with advanced pollution monitoring instruments, and is part of GCARE. This aims to develop a methodology for integration of local urban scale pollution data into global/regional scale models for identifying pollution hotspots, and assessing health impacts.

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Study links PM2.5 pollution to heart damage

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pollution to heart damage. People who were highly educated were less likely to have harmful effects on the heart from pollution. This could be due to a number of factors including better housing and workplace conditions, which reduce pollution exposure. Regarding how pollution might have these negative effects on the heart, Dr Aung said PM 2.5

Driverless cars could increase pollution, warns Toyota

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Toyota has issued a cautionary warning that driverless car could actually add to urban sprawl and pollution.

Britain ‘blighted’ by light pollution

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Half of the Britain’s population suffer severe light pollution according to a new study from the Campaign to Protect Rural England (CPRE) and Campaign for Dark Skies (CfDS). Latest news campaign energy Light pollutionThe two charities latest joint annual Star Count Survey revealed that just over half (53 per cent) of 981 participants could see ten stars or fewer in [.].

Forget climate change, it’s air pollution that really matters. The Green Piece

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Electric cars Renault The Green Piece air pollution electric car Renault ZoeTuesday 2 April, 2013. The Green Piece Column.

What Are The 10 Most Polluted U.S. Cities?

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California may be a haven for plug-in electric cars, but it''s also home to many of the most-polluted cities in the U.S. Of the 10 most polluted U.S. cities in the American Lung Association''s State of the Air report (via Mashable), seven are in the Golden State. Topping the lists if the combined Los Angeles-Long Beach metropolitan area, followed

California Governor signs new super-pollutants legislation into law; black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane

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signed SB 1383 , establishing the nation’s toughest restrictions on super pollutants including black carbon, fluorinated gases and methane. SB 1383 reduces the emission of super pollutants (also known as short-lived climate pollutants) and promotes renewable gas by requiring a 50% reduction in black carbon and 40% reduction in methane and hydrofluorocarbon from 2013 levels by 2030. Reducing these pollutants can have a more immediate beneficial impact on climate change.

Electric cars could save $13 billion in health costs by 2030 in 10 states: study

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Exhaust from gasoline and diesel cars contributes to air pollution that can lead to deleterious health effects after long exposure. emissions health Study plug-in cars air pollutionIt's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Now a new study from the American Lung Association in California aims to quantify the health.

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Honda Film: Controlling Air Pollution A 'Never-Ending Race'

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The fight to improve air quality may not sound like fodder for a typical Hollywood blockbuster, but Honda has done its best to make the topic exciting.

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Fund LPG vehicles to counter diesel pollution, says Autogas

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Leading LPG firm, Autogas is calling on the Government to consider LPG as an alternative to diesel fuel, in the wake of controversy over the UK’s air pollution levels.

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Diesel drivers could be targeted by new pollution charges

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Diesel car drivers could soon face paying additional charges and taxes as part of measures to cut urban air pollution.

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China To Ban 6 Million Gross Polluters From Roads In Smog Fight

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More-efficient new vehicles and stricter emissions standards can help reduce air pollution, but the effect is limited if older, dirtier cars remain on the road in large numbers. Now, the Chinese government plans to take 6 million of the country''s worst-polluting vehicles off the road this year, the Associated Press reports.

LNG-powered cruise ships to enter service in 2019

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The massive ships that ply the world's oceans are major sources of pollution as well, but generally receive less attention from regulators. emissions natural gas air pollution LNG BoatsCars and trucks aren't the only source of transportation-related carbon emissions. But one cruise line is now taking steps to reduce the environmental impact of its fleet. DON'T MISS: Cruise ships start to.

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Electric-Car Batteries, Graphite, And Pollution In China

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The whole industry, pushed hard by legislation, has drastically reduced exhaust pollutants. The modern car is just about unrecognizable against its counterpart of a few decades ago. Not in terms of shape or performance, but emissions.

Does The Tesla Model S Electric Car Pollute More Than An SUV?

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Does the supposedly clean, green Tesla Model S really pollute more than a gas-guzzling Jeep Grand Cherokee sport-utility vehicle? That''s what one analyst has claimed. In an exhaustive 6,500-word article on the financial website Seeking Alpha, analyst Nathan Weiss lays out a case that the Model S actually has higher effective emissions than most

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China Pollution Restrictions On New-Car Registrations Spur Scramble

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Anticipating further restrictions to cut car use--in the midst of choking pollution in many of China''s cities--car sales rose a full 13 percent last month. If China''s plans to limit license plate availability were designed to cut car buying, they''re not exactly working so far. According to Bloomberg, retail deliveries of cars, multi-purpose and

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VW Diesel Pollution, Toyota Mirai Variants, Mazda Rotary Range Extenders: Today's Car News

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Today, a report estimates how much the added pollution from Volkswagen's "cheater" diesels has affected air quality, another speculates on possible Toyota Mirai variants, and Mazda teases a concept car that could hint at a new range extenders for plug-in cars. How much does the added pollution from.

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Confirmed: Traffic Pollution Can Cause Asthma In Kids (Not Just Trigger It)

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Previously, it was thought that pollution from traffic might only be a trigger for the condition, but the Los Angeles Times reports on a European study that it can also be a cause. It's long been suspected, but a new European survey confirms it: Children living near areas of heavy traffic are more at risk of asthma.

Study shows two-stroke scooters dominant source of air pollution in many cities; asymmetric polluters

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A study by European researchers has found that two-stroke (2S) scooters, although constituting a small fraction of the fleet, can dominate urban vehicular pollution through organic aerosol and aromatic emission factors up to thousands of times higher than from other vehicle classes.

Maersk Line, Ports of LA & Long Beach in 3-year project to measure air pollution benefits from $125M eco-upgrade; real-time tracking 24x7

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This advances our ability to reduce greenhouse gases and other pollutants on a global scale. Ships generate the lion’s share of air pollution associated with port activity. The Retrofits and TAP demonstration project with the San Pedro Bay ports will help Maersk Line reach its goal of a 60% reduction of CO 2 and other pollutants by 2020.

Smartphones and sensors as personal, real-time pollution monitors

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Air pollution varies widely over the course of a day and by location, even within the same city. Now scientists, reporting in the ACS journal Environmental Science & Technology , have used smartphone and sensing technology better to pinpoint where and when pollution is at its worst.

Imaging study: air pollution impairs function of blood vessels in lungs

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Air pollution impairs the function of blood vessels in the lungs, according to a study of more than 16,000 patients presented at EuroEcho-Imaging 2016. The study examined the effect of air pollution on pulmonary haemodynamics (blood flow) in a population and in individuals. The authors examined whether any patient subgroups were more susceptible to the effects of air pollution. (A This suggests that pollution is more harmful to the lung circulation during exercise.

Study: more stringent O3 and PM2.5 air pollution standards could save thousands of lives, greatly improve public health

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Nationwide health impacts attributable to air pollution exceeding ATS recommendations for O 3 and PM 2.5. Annual excess health impacts are estimated as a function of outdoor pollution concentrations, size of the exposed population, and baseline health risks.

Volkswagen Diesel Pollution: How Dangerous To The Public, Your Family?

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Volkswagen has underscored that its diesel cars affected by its TDI emissions scandal are safe to drive. It highlights that on a special consumer site dedicated to information about these models, which include the 2009-2015 Jetta TDI, 2009-2014 Jetta SportWagen TDI, 2010-2015 Golf TDI, 2015 Golf SportWagen TDI, 2012-2015 Beetle TDI, and 2012-2015. Diesels

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EPA science advisers axed; execs from regulated industries to replace them

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emissions Politics government EPA regulation air pollution science Donald TrumpWhile much of the nation's capital is preoccupied with the unpredictable Trump administration and its possible ties to Russia, the fate of the Environmental Protection Agency generates less news coverage. That's not to say there hasn't been news. Administrator Scott Pruitt is proceeding swiftly with a radical plan to restructure—critics.

Mayors of 4 capital cities to ban all diesel vehicles by 2025

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Increasing concern over air pollution and the VW scandal are beginning to change that, though. Europe emissions mexico cities air pollutionEven before the Volkswagen diesel scandal, diesel passenger cars were never popular in the U.S. But in other parts of the world—especially Europe—diesels have been the de facto choice of many buyers for decades. DON'T MISS: Paris weekday ban.

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Volkswagen may buy back 500,000 illegally polluting cars, report says

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Volkswagen may buy back more than 500,000 illegally polluting cars in the U.S., Reuters reported Wednesday. The news agency’s report follows one from German newspaper Die Welt that the automaker may offer $5,000 to settle with owners of affected cars. A federal judge in San Francisco is slated to hear the proposed plan from VW on April 21. Volkswagen diesel scandal

EU to take legal action against UK for air pollution

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The European Commission has begun legal proceedings against the UK over its breach of air pollution laws, caused mainly by emissions from road transport.

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High air pollution warning for England and Wales

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Government health and environmental ministers have issued warnings of very high pollution levels across parts of England and Wales today, after levels began to spike on Tuesday.

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Nissan LEAF powers London artwork to highlight city pollution

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Nissan has used its LEAF to graffiti a part of London, in a depiction of the city’s battle with air pollution. Don’t worry, it is not as bad as its sounds; instead of using nasty chemical sprays, the carmaker has partnered with a UK artist to essentially clean a piece of the capital.

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Carbon emissions from U.S. power generation fall to 25-year low

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emissions electric utilities renewable energy solar energy air pollutionWhile automakers work to meet stricter carbon-emissions standards, another sector of the U.S. economy has already made notable progress in reducing ts emissions. Carbon-dioxide (CO2) emissions from electricity generation during the first six months of 2016 were the lowest since 1991, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA).

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WHO more than doubles air pollution death estimate to 7 million

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Air pollution was responsible for no less than seven million deaths around the world in 2012 – representing one in eight of all global deaths – according to the latest estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO).

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Dirty money from polluters funds clean-car incentives in Rhode Island

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Rhode Island is one of the many states to offer purchase rebates for new electric cars. Under the recently introduced Driving Rhode Island to Vehicle Electrification (DRIVE) incentive program, buyers can get up to $2,500 for their electric-car purchases. But the money for this program doesn't come from taxes, or any of the other sources government. energy policy incentives plug-in cars transportation policy Rhode Island

Cars Vs. Planes: Which Emits More Carbon? (Which Sins Worst?)

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Carbon Footprint emissions greenhouse gas climate change transportation policy air pollutionEco-activists often indict air travel as a carbon-spewing threat to the global climate. Worldwide, commercial jets pour an estimated 700 million tons of carbon dioxide into the atmosphere each year, leading to headlines like this one in The New York Times not long ago: “Your Biggest Carbon Sin May Be Air Travel.” ” But it turns out that.

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Paris lifts car ban as air pollution eases

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Paris has lifted its ban on half the city’s cars after just one day, as a change in weather conditions helped to reduce the French capital’s air pollution problem.

Paris bans half of cars as air pollution soars

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Half of all the cars in Paris are banned from the city’s streets today, after French ministers decided to take drastic action against the city’s air pollution problem.

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Beijing Smog So Severe It Requires Headlights At Noon

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China's air pollution is notorious, and anyone not aware of the extent of the problem got a graphic demonstration last week. emissions China smog Beijing air pollutionFor about five days, Beijing essentially disappeared--enveloped in a cloud of smog. Beginning Friday November 27, unfavorable weather conditions covered Beijing in clouds, which only abated when winds blew them away this.

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