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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 […]

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 […]

What Happened to Hatchbacks in the 90’s

Hatchbacks were the car that got you from place to place, they were targeted towards students and the young professional that needed an affordable mode of transportation. These cars joined some of the classic trends of the 1990’s, including rollerblading, DIY bellbottoms, Bucket Hats and overalls with one strap down. There were wallets on chains, […]

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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

GM Expands Website to Help Recalled Vehicle Owners

GM has had a hard year, with many recalls.  General Motors Co.’s website for owners of its vehicles recalled for faulty ignition switches has been expanded to include all 20 models involved, the automaker said. The site, www.gmignitionupdate.com, launched in April. It initially informed owners of the 2.59 million mostly small cars, including the Chevrolet […]

Nissan Cube Finally Fades Away

Nissan tried something new with their Cube, it was a good attempt to change the way we view cars but sadly it just wasn’t good enough.  A famous U.S. general, once said, “Old soldiers don’t die; they just fade away.” The same can be said of cars. Old, failed cars like the Nissan Cube just […]