Air Quality

“Think Blue” Volkswagen Program Intends To Cut Environmental Impact ~50% By 2025

Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The goals of Volkswagen's ongoing effort to be more environmentally friendly go beyond producing more electric cars. The environmental targets of its resource-optimized factories are also focused on aligning with the Paris Climate Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals of the United Nations. Volkswagen is now planning 45% reduction instead of 25% reduction in CO2 emissions, energy and water consumption, waste production, and solvent emissions by 2018 (compared with 2010)... Read More


Consumer Technology

Lyft Offers Scheduled Rider Pickups, A First In The “Ridesharing” Industry

Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

The experience of going online as a driver for Uber or Lyft used to be about the same. Drivers sign on and sit and wait for rider requests to ping into the system. Drivers of on-demand taxi services are going to gravitate to Lyft rather than Uber more after this weekend, though. A new Lyft app provides Lyft drivers with the option of picking up a planned rider request. Accepting rider requests days or hours beforehand is an immense change and a big plus for drivers. Additionally, the entire experience is unheard of until now — to know where the passenger is going and how long the drive/ride may be... Read More


Air Quality

Tiny Air Quality Monitors Are Helping Air Pollution Tracking Go Public

Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Last summer, about a dozen high school and college students fanned out across the South Bronx and Brooklyn into four neighborhoods heavily trafficked by waste-hauling trucks. They counted the trucks and used special wearable monitors to test air quality. Not surprisingly, the more trucks, the dirtier the air. ... Read More


Climate Change

Economic Inequality Is A Driver Of Climate Change

Published on May 27th, 2017 | by Guest Contributor

Originally published on Nexus Media. By Marlene Cimons A new report finds that the wider the gap between rich and poor, the more the environment suffers. We often talk about how climate change exacerbates social and economic [&hellip... Read More


Cars

Has BMW Killed The i5 EV Project? Rumors Abound

Published on May 26th, 2017 | by James Ayre

Rumors are now going around that BMW has killed off the i5 electric vehicle project. These rumors seem to have originated with "unnamed sources" at BMW, according to BMWBlog, so who knows if they are actually true or not at this point... Read More


Cars

2017 Chevy Bolt Review Part 2 (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Published on May 26th, 2017 | by Kyle Field

This article serves as a complement to my first review of the 2017 Chevrolet Bolt, which was a summary of my takeaways from my first 24 hours with the car. Disclaimer: I didn't sleep in the Bolt, so there's admittedly a gap there in the review process... Read More


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