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Interior Car Design, What Speaks To You

Everybody may see the outside of your car, but only you have to deal with the inside of the car as you drive to and from work each and everyday. So adding specific features will allow this car to become enjoyable as well as an extension of you. You’ll be hard-pressed to find an ugly […]

Air Pollution Impacting Brain Function

We’ve known for years that air pollution is harmful to our lungs. A new European study has found that breathing polluted air also impacts brain function. Scientists have known for a while that reduced lung function can have harmful effects on our brains, and they’ve thought that pollution hinders our cognitive response through this lung […]

Cost Effective Cars To Help Students Transition Into The Work World

Post-secondary education is the end of formal education for many students. Graduating means they are about to enter the working world for the first time beyond just part-time or summer jobs. Here are the top stylish cars well-suited for today’s new graduates.   Moving up is an ideal time to move on and scrap the […]

Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Coupe named the “Greenest” vehicle

The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy’s (ACEEE) has named the The Mercedes-Benz Smart ForTwo Electric Drive Convertible/Coupe the “Greenest” vehicle in it’s 18th annual environmental rating list for vehicles. The publication of the 2015 ratings was released to coincide with the unveiling of ACEEE’s brand new greenercars.org website, which now offers subscription-free access to […]

2015 Volkswagen Golf Wins Best Car to Buy 2015 Award

Every year, Green Car Reports selects a Best Car To Buy. This year, it’s the 2015 Volkswagen Golf. Their Best Car To Buy award can go one of several ways. Sometimes it goes to a moonshot car, like the first Nissan Leaf (in 2011) or the Tesla Model S (in 2013). Those are cars that radically […]

Toyota Invested in Fuel-Cell Vehicles

Toyota has embraced fuel cells and is deepening investments in fuel-cell vehicles as opposed to all-electric vehicles. At the Los Angeles auto show, Toyota executives planned to elaborate on the company’s deepening investments in fuel-cell vehicles, after a weekend announcement that it would begin selling next year a model called “Mirai” — Japanese for “future” […]

US Electric Vehicles Sales Rise 20% in One Year

Although it may not sound like a huge percentage, sales of plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) in the US were reported 20% higher than they were in September 2013. This is the highest percentage ever tallied of total vehicles sold in the United States and it’s news for optimism. For an environmental group like the Sierra […]

How Bike Share Programs Make Living, Working, and Playing in Our Cities More Sustainable

Alta Bicycle Share manages bike-sharing systems in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and other cities. The company’s owner explains that “Transportation, Recreation, and Innovation” is the company’s tagline and that in five years, their bikes have been ridden more than 35 million miles on more than 25 million rides. That’s more than […]

The Bentley Hybrid Has Arrived

Bentley is the first luxury manufacturer to unveil a plug-in hybrid car. Debuting at the 2014 Beijing auto show, the Bentley Hybrid Concept demonstrates the fuel-saving powertrain that will feature in the company’s first-ever SUV by 2017. The forthcoming Bentley SUV, which was first teased in 2012 as the EXP 9 F concept, goes on sale […]

What Will Happen When All the Fish are Gone?

The world’s fishing industry is quickly running out of new ocean fishing grounds to exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting practices, according to a study published recently. Expansion into unexploited fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at […]

Want Something Green For Christmas?

So the season is getting near and it is time to buy a little something for all those special people on your list.  Maybe you should go green this holiday season?  Here are some gift ideas from Michelle Lalonde at The Gazette. I always start my eco-friendly Christmas shopping at the Coop La Maison Verte […]