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The Fastest Growing Source of Global Emissions: Transport

November 4th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

The multidimensional aspects of a situation are sometimes quite hard to grasp. Take a situation that involves one's health, one's transit, and commuting habits. How does travel, whether around the neighborhood, to the store, to visit family, or to commute to a job matter? It matters quite a bit in coexistence


Tesla Model 3 Becomes 1st 100% Electric Taxi Cab Approved By NYC

November 1st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The City of New York (NYC) has put the Tesla Model 3 on the list of approved yellow cabs. The Model 3 is the first-ever all-electric car to make it on the list. Previously, some hybrid cars were on the list, such as the Toyota RAV4 Hybrid, Toyota Prius, Chevrolet Malibu Hybrid, and Ford Fusion Hybrid (see full list below)


How Can We Help Those Affected By The California Wildfires?

October 31st, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Every year it seems that California has these insane wildfires that are making people and animals homeless. This year is no different, except it seems worse. Every day, there seems to have been a new fire reported. CNN just reported that 26,000 people have been evacuated due to the Easy Fire. This wildfire has burned at least 1,300 acres and could jump Highway 23. Ventura County Sheriff Bill Ayoub told CNN at a news conference that there were intense firefighting conditions. They actually had to ground fixed-wing aircraft because of the high winds, with gusts up to 65 miles an hour. For those who are unaware, that's almost the wind speed of a Category 1 hurricane


Automakers Show Us Their True Colors (Petition Inside)

October 31st, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

(tl;dr: Donald Trump and a number of automakers are against higher voluntary emissions standards, and are pushing for policy that is not only bad for the environment, but completely betrays even conservative values. Our petition against this can be found here.)


How To Replace Your Tesla Model 3 Air Filters & Install HEPA Filters

October 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The Tesla Model S and Model X have one of the best high-efficiency particulate matter (HEPA) air filters in the entire automotive industry. The Tesla Model 3 also has a good air filtration system, but being a smaller car than the S or X, its filters are comparably smaller in size and do not have the HEPA filtration capability


Prince Ea Has A Message To Future Generations: Sorry

October 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Prince 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


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

October 13th, 2019 | by The Beam

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


A Clear Solution For Cleaner Air

October 12th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

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


Africa’s Oil Curse, the Example of Nigeria

October 11th, 2019 | by David Zarembka

CleanTechnica 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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