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NHTSA May Allow Carmakers to Include Whatever “Quiet Car” Sounds They Like
NHTSA May Allow Carmakers to Include Whatever “Quiet Car” Sounds They Like

17 Sep 2019, 12:33 UTC / The initial rule said that only one sound to alert pedestrians of a nearby EVs or hybrid was allowed. The NHTSA now wants to hear from the public on that

 
Lime Reaches Major Milestone: 100 Million Rides Globally
Lime Reaches Major Milestone: 100 Million Rides Globally

17 Sep 2019, 11:29 UTC / Scooter-sharing service brings people together, helps with traffic congestion and reduces pollution, offers a sense of safety

 
California Now Offers E-Bike Trade-In Vouchers for Old Cars
California Now Offers E-Bike Trade-In Vouchers for Old Cars

16 Sep 2019, 12:09 UTC / Until now, Californians could only trade in their polluting cars for vouchers for electric, hybrid, and plug-in cars, and some mobility passes

 
Diesel Car Emissions Are Higher by 30 Percent on Hot Summer Days
Diesel Car Emissions Are Higher by 30 Percent on Hot Summer Days

12 Sep 2019, 22:03 UTC / Research in Paris by the TRUE Initiative shows real-world conditions lead to an increase in car emissions when temperatures top 30 degrees Celsius

 
Toyota’s Faulty DPFs Reveal Lax Emissions Standards in Australia
Toyota’s Faulty DPFs Reveal Lax Emissions Standards in Australia

5 Sep 2019, 22:03 UTC / Australia lags behind the rest of the world as regards strict emissions standards, getting more polluting cars than other territories: “we are the outlier”

 
Germany, Netherlands Have the Most Dangerous Environmental Zones in Europe
Germany, Netherlands Have the Most Dangerous Environmental Zones in Europe

4 Sep 2019, 20:01 UTC / Figures reveal the highest values for toxic tropospheric ozone, which can cause serious health issues. Concentrations are expected to rise at 1% per year

 
Prince Harry Addresses Private Jet Controversy: No One’s Perfect
Prince Harry Addresses Private Jet Controversy: No One’s Perfect

3 Sep 2019, 14:34 UTC / The Duke of Sussex is in Amsterdam, Netherlands to launch a new initiative on eco-tourism, explains why he occasionally flies private

 
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sails Into NYC on Zero-Emissions Yacht
Climate Activist Greta Thunberg Sails Into NYC on Zero-Emissions Yacht

30 Aug 2019, 17:28 UTC / Thunberg is in town for next month’s climate change conference and spent 2 weeks at sea to avoid flying. She also has a message for President Trump

 
Heat From the London Underground Will Be Used to Warm Up 450 Homes
Heat From the London Underground Will Be Used to Warm Up 450 Homes

27 Aug 2019, 14:19 UTC / New plan will tackle climate change crisis and use “waste heat” to add another 450 homes to the existing network in the Islington borough in London

 
Singapore: Elon Musk Is Selling a Lifestyle, Not a Solution to Climate Change
Singapore: Elon Musk Is Selling a Lifestyle, Not a Solution to Climate Change

26 Aug 2019, 11:59 UTC / Musk previously criticized Singapore for being slow in adopting EVs, and Singapore is now saying Teslas are not an efficient means of decarbonizing transport

 
Emissions Reductions Are Only Possible If You Put People on Bikes, Not in EVs
Emissions Reductions Are Only Possible If You Put People on Bikes, Not in EVs

23 Aug 2019, 21:23 UTC / Parliamentary reports urges the British government to think of new ways of reducing emissions, instead of replacing existing cars with lower-emissions versions

 
Elton John Will Have You Know Prince Harry Flies Carbon-Neutral Private Jets
Elton John Will Have You Know Prince Harry Flies Carbon-Neutral Private Jets

20 Aug 2019, 12:22 UTC / The Duke and Duchess of Sussex have come under fire for flying private for a second vacation in 2 weeks, despite their stance on climate change

 
Stars Flock to Google Camp to Talk Climate Change, Fly 114 Private Jets There
Stars Flock to Google Camp to Talk Climate Change, Fly 114 Private Jets There

1 Aug 2019, 11:06 UTC / A-listers come together to discuss the future of the planet, while putting a massive strain on it by flying private, report notes

 
Lewis Hamilton Flies His Dogs on Private Jet When They Start Missing Each Other
Lewis Hamilton Flies His Dogs on Private Jet When They Start Missing Each Other

11 Jun 2019, 13:44 UTC / F1 champ comes under fire for complaining about pollution from the dairy and meat industry, when he flies his dogs from Malibu to the U.K. on a whim

 
Mercedes-Benz Announces Major New Strategy to Fight Climate Change
Mercedes-Benz Announces Major New Strategy to Fight Climate Change

13 May 2019, 15:02 UTC / Mercedes-Benz announces Ambition2039, an extensive plan to allow to company to be carbon neutral from production to road two decades from now

 
Royal Mail Goes Green, Will Deliver Parcels With e-Trikes
Royal Mail Goes Green, Will Deliver Parcels With e-Trikes

21 Mar 2019, 13:24 UTC / The 6-month trial will be limited to London and will deploy 8 e-trikes. If the environmental impact is considerably reduced, the program could extend nationwide

 
Autobahn's No Speed Limit May Become History in Fight for Reduced Emissions
Autobahn's No Speed Limit May Become History in Fight for Reduced Emissions

22 Jan 2019, 13:11 UTC / It’s not yet clear how much of an impact enforcing speed limits as per National Platform on the Future of Mobility's wishes would have on emission levels

 
Paris to Ban Older Diesel Cars From Entering Metropolitan Area Starting 2019
Paris to Ban Older Diesel Cars From Entering Metropolitan Area Starting 2019

13 Nov 2018, 10:59 UTC / Paris moves to ban diesel cars registered at least 20 years ago from entering the metropolitan area starting summer next year

 
Ocean Saviour Yacht Collects 5 Tons of Plastic a Day, Uses it as Fuel
Ocean Saviour Yacht Collects 5 Tons of Plastic a Day, Uses it as Fuel

19 Sep 2018, 13:04 UTC / The new project was inspired by the BBC Blue Planet series and aims to clean up waste in our oceans, with minimal impact in terms of processing it

 
Paris, Brussels Celebrate Car-Free Day to Highlight Pollution, Climate Change
Paris, Brussels Celebrate Car-Free Day to Highlight Pollution, Climate Change

17 Sep 2018, 11:14 UTC / Other European countries are asked to join in, to have a better appreciation of the levels of pollution and noise heavy traffic causes