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Tesla’s “Premium Connectivity” Will Now Set Owners Back $10/Month

December 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We all knew this day would come, and for better or worse, that day is here. For Tesla owners who purchased their vehicles on or after July 1, 2018, Tesla is now starting to charge $9.99 per month for data connectivity for a select set of features bundled into what it calls Premium Connectivity at the end of this year


Too Many Cities Are Growing Out Rather Than Up — 3 Reasons That’s A Problem

May 10th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Imagine Lagos, Nigeria, a city of 22 million. What was once a small coastal town just a few decades ago has exploded into a sprawling megacity spanning 452 square miles. Its rapid growth has stretched the city’s services impossibly thin: Less than 10 percent of people live in homes with sewer connections; less than 20 percent have access to tap water. Many houses are in slums and informal settlements at the city’s periphery. Now picture Lagos twice as big


The State Of The World’s Water — 7 Graphics

May 6th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

Every person on Earth should have access to reliable water supplies. Water is essential for sanitation, hygiene, and daily survival, but in some places, conflict over water is becoming more commonplace.To recognize the importance of water for everything we do, we compiled seven graphics that explain the state of the world’s vital water resources


An Influx Of New Tech Is Changing How We See & Act On Pollution

December 10th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

While there is exciting progress and promise as air sensors become cheaper and more available, a diverse coalition of industry, activists, policymakers and researchers is critical to ensuring that the data is reliable, accessible and most of all, actionable.


EPA Defies Republicans – Announces Better Data-Gathering on Air Pollution Harm Anyway

October 19th, 2011 | by Susan Kraemer

Even as the Republican majority in the House is shutting down the science associated with air pollution, and has passed an astounding 168 bills hampering the EPA's ability to collect data on (or act to prevent) the harm of pollutants, the EPA is making improvements in its ability to study the interaction of weather and harmful air pollution. (What dedication!) The EPA today announced a more up to the minute refinement of a decades-old method gathering its data: the Community Multi-scale Air Quality model (CMAQ) that the National Weather Service uses as the model to produce daily forecasts for ozone air quality and other harmful health effects of dirty energy use. The new modeling improves forecasting ability, in predicting for example the daily danger level of smog over natural geological "basins" like Los Angeles. But the Republican Party has other plans


Road Trip! Testing EV Highway Practicality in Europe

August 26th, 2011 | by Charis Michelsen

It's not uncommon to see incentives for buying an electric car, but owning one is another matter entirely. Electric cars have many qualities making them attractive as urban commuter vehicles – particularly when driving through heavy traffic. The question of how an EV does on a longer road trip is one that does not as of yet have a definitive answer. France, for example, is installing charging stations on its highways, but that project isn’t finished



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