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Ford’s Big Plans for Auto Start-Stop Technology

Last week, I made a very quick trip to Detroit to attend Ford’s North American International Auto Show press preview (disclaimer: Ford paid for my trip). A number of exciting announcements made, including the revelation of its automated Fusion hybrid research vehicle (which was very cool to see), and plans for new plants (and jobs). On […]

December 18th

How Many Cars Were Recycled Last Year (Infographic)

Kars4Kids just created an Infographic entitled “How many cars were recycled last year” (below). Given that we’ve covered recycling of old cars in the past, it’s an important but not widely discussed topic, and there are some pretty interesting stats here, I thought it’d be something fun to share here. Here’s a particularly shocking statistic […]

November 14th

Turn that Old Car into a Work of Art

Old cars can be a veritable fire hose of pollutants. From leaking fluids to rusting metal, junk cars harm your lawn, your neighborhood, and the environment. There are more than enough reasons to get that car off your lot and into the hands of a responsible recycler. Junk that car, sell it, or even find […]

September 19th

Reducing Carbon Emissions on the Road: from Cars to Infrastructure

Slowly, it seems that everyone is waking up to the dangerous potential of our dinosaur-sized carbon footprints. And speaking of dinosaurs, perhaps the worst contributor to world-wide CO2 emissions is fossil fuel consumption. One of the driving forces behind all of these emissions is, well, driving. Between personal travel, commercial transport and construction and maintenance, […]

June 6th

Three Cool Solar Power Competitions That Could Change Our World

It seems that we are finding a new use for solar power everyday.  Whether it’s grid-tie applications*, lighting*, or backup power*, solar is rapidly becoming our green energy alternative of choice.  Solar is rapidly evolving as the technology and applications for it are changing daily.  In this light, here are 3 great contests that are […]

October 18th

Cars and People Compete for Grain

By Lester R. Brown At a time when excessive pressures on the earth’s land and water resources are of growing concern, there is a massive new demand emerging for cropland to produce fuel for cars—one that threatens world food security. Although this situation had been developing for a few decades, it was not until Hurricane […]