#1 most loved electric vehicle, solar, & battery news & analysis site in the world. Support our work today!


Browsing the "Air Quality" Category

LA’s Mountains Make Another Case For Electric Cars

April 28th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Since Americans have been tasked with the ultra hardest thing they have ever had to accomplish in their entire lives — staying home to flatten the curve — smog that has been hanging around our largest cities has cleared up drastically. I have never been to Los Angeles, so I can't imagine what it's like seeing the city's level of smog, but apparently it is amazing people there that they can now so easily see the mountains instead


Smog-Free Skies Should Be The New Normal

April 27th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

People all over the world are reporting that the skies have cleared dramatically over the last few weeks. In the northern Indian state of Punjab, the Himalayan mountains are now visible from more than 100 miles away — some locals say they haven't seen the peaks in 30 years


Himalayas Visible For The First Time In 30 Years In Jalandhar, India

April 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The view from Pathankot, India, usually doesn't include the Himalayas due to the high pollution levels there, but that has changed as these levels have dropped to a large degree. This is due to people being on lockdown in order to stop the spread of the coronavirus threatening lives around the world


Echo Chambers Warp Policy Debate — CleanTech Talk Podcast

April 20th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second half of this interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down to continue a conversation with Ed Dolan, economist, writer, and Senior Fellow at the Niskanen Center, about climate change communication and action across political divides


200,000 Americans A Year Die From Air Pollution

April 18th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Below is an article I published in August 2017. As we consider perhaps more than ever how much different things cause death in the USA, I think it's good to take note of the vast number of premature deaths that come as a result of air pollution — 200,000 a year in the United States


Clean Air Is Helping People Consider Electric Cars

April 17th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

This is something we've been wondering on the rooftop terrace of CleanTechnica world headquarters in Asgard, Florida — with all the fresh air from not driving, and the beautiful pics of places like Los Angeles sans smog, will people consider clean electric cars more than they have


California Air Pollution Drops In Every County During Pandemic

April 15th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Californians have now been sheltering in place since March 20. While social distancing is slowing the spread of COVID-19, it’s also significantly reducing air pollutant and greenhouse gas levels across the state. Residents from San Diego to Sacramento are seeing clearer skies and breathing cleaner air, even in the center of cities that rarely experience a noticeable reduction in air pollution


New Harvard Study Links COVID Deaths & Air Pollution — Interview With Dr. Francesca Dominici

April 11th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

A new study was made public this week that sheds light on the connection between COVID-19 health impacts and air pollution. I sat down (virtually of course) with Dr. Francesca Dominici, author and Director of the Data Science Initiative at Harvard’s T.H. Chan School of Public Health, to learn more about the study’s findings, which focused on fine particulate matter (PM2.5) and what researchers plan to do next to further our understanding of air pollution’s impact on coronavirus health outcomes


World’s First: Zero Emission Electric Construction Site

April 9th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Even in cities like Oslo, Norway, which is typically thought of as progressive and "green" here in the 'States, more than 20% of the total CO2 emissions comes from heavy-duty construction equipment. That's a huge number, and you can bet that older, less regulated machines in other major cities are even worse. That fact has motivated the authorities in Oslo to enact laws that say all new, public buildings must be built with "fossil-free" construction machinery


Green Building Would Add 30,000 Plants & Trees To Cityscape

April 6th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

The stunning piece of green building architecture you're looking at here is called the Rainbow Tree Residential Tower, and its architect claims that, once (if?) built, the 377-foot timber tower would bring more than 30,000 new plants, shrubs, and trees to the skyline of Cebu, Philippines



Back to Top ↑