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    Study: Modern diesels pollute over 20% less than those from 10 years ago
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    Today, if you're a car company and you offer a diesel engine in this market, you have to go to great lengths to show consumers that it's less harmful to the environment than a gas-powered engine. That's why marketing types have come up with TDI Clean Diesel and EcoDiesel and BlueTec and so on, ...

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    Speed bumps are bad for the planet
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    Britain's Automobile Association has found another bump in the road to environmental kindness: speed bumps and really low speed limits. They took a car that got 58-mpg running a constant 30-MPH, and ran it over speedbumps at the Millbrook Proving Ground, slowing down and speeding up for each bump. ...

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    California set to sue EPA next week
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    EPA standards govern vehicle emissions such as NOx and hydrocarbons. They are byproducts of combustion that can be balanced with engine tuning, such as ignition timing and fuel delivery. They can also be reduced through devices such as catalytic converters. Catalytic converters cause a chemical ...

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    Porsche Cayenne, Panamera getting hybrid power
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    Automakers and legislators in Europe are tightening the screws on CO2 emissions, and Porsche may turn to hybrid powertrains for the Cayenne and Panamera to meet a proposed 130 gram per kilometer limit. Bosch and Audi are reported partners in the effort to bring a gasoline/electric system to the ...

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    Supreme court says EPA can regulate greenhouse gases
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    Admittedly, we're a little late to the party on this one, but thankfully, our greener sibling site was on top of things when the Supreme Court made an important ruling yesterday regarding the Environmental Protection Agency's enforcement of the Clean Air Act.The ruling revolves around the ...

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    U.S. Supreme Court to consider government's role in CO2 regulation
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    The Supreme Court announced Monday that it has agreed to hear an appeal filed by a number of states, cities and environmental groups hoping to force the federal government to regulate carbon dioxide emissions from vehicles. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency maintains that it cannot regulate ...

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    Ford to announce "Greener Miles" environmental program
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    According to Reuters, Ford Motor Co. is set to announce a new program that will enable customers to invest in clean energy projects to offset the carbon dioxide they produce by driving. The "Greener Miles" program is a partnership between Ford and California group TerraPass, an ...

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    Fox News commentator: Ford's 'Green strategy' a mistake
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    On Fox News, Steven Milloy writes about the backlash suffered by Ford CEO Bill Ford, Jr. at the hands of various environmental groups. The organisations have expressed their displeasure by pointing out that the Blue Oval still produces too much pollution from its manufacturing ...

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