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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 […]

Drivers in South Africa spend the highest portions of their paychecks on gasoline

A study of where in the world people spend the highest portions of their paychecks on gasoline, reveals some interesting findings. Even though Norwegians have the highest gas prices in the world at a whopping $9.26 a gallon, they’re well able to afford it due to their high income levels. In fact, filling up only […]

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 […]

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 […]

Geneva Green Picks

Here are a couple of my favs for the top 10 green picks from the Geneva Auto show i Mieva – looks like a tons of fun! Bentley Continental Supersports – Looks expensive!

What Lies Beneath The Arctic Ice

The U.S. Geological Survey has some insight into what lies beneath/near/on the Arctic Circle: An estimated 90 billion barrels of recoverable oil Enough oil to supply the WORLD’s needs for nearly 3 years. Maybe 1.670 trillion cubic fee of natural gas About 13% of the world’s undiscovered oil About 30% of the world’s undiscovered natural […]

239 Billion Green Opportunities in China

There are 239 billion green opportunities in China. That is, China is planning on spending Y2 trillion ($239 million) to ensure that renewable energy will account for 15% of the nation’s power by the year 2020. China is the world’s second largest energy user. A country one fourth the size uses more. Presently, less than […]