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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 […]

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 […]

What is better than a Mini?

An electric Mini of course!! I just love the mini and if I didn’t have to cart around 5 kids all the time I would definitely own one. Early next decade, BMW of North America plans to sell an electric “megacity car” as a sub-brand of BMW, similar to the brand’s M high-performance cars. But […]

Wind Power and Charity Together

I love it when green meets charity and here is a case of just that.  An elaborate playhouse featuring a gearmotor from Bison Gear and Engineering Corp., St. Charles, Ill., sold for $10,000 at auction, with proceeds used to provide free home repair services for elderly and low-income homeowners in the San Francisco Bay Area. […]

Car Pollution

No surprised here… Women exposed to air pollution from freeways and congested roads are much more likely to give birth to premature babies and suffer from preeclampsia, according to a study by University of California scientists published Wednesday. The findings, based on pregnant women in the Long Beach/Orange County region of Southern California, add to […]

Biodiesel Fueling Cross-Country Trip

Following the route of the famous Cannonball Run of the 1970s (made even more famous by the movie in 1981), a pair of advertising copywriters will attempt to go from the East Coast to the West Coast… entirely non-stop and entirely on biodiesel. This press release from the Willie Run ‘08 web site has more […]

Rebuilding with Biodiesel

Officials in Parkersburg, Iowa recently received a check for $10,520 to help them rebuild their town destroyed by an F5 tornado back on May 25, 2008. This story from Biodiesel Magazine says the money is from donors from all over the state: The initial idea of the fundraiser was for donors to pledge five dollar […]