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California counters Trump, considers boosting EV rebates

State could offer thousands of dollars as federal incentives fade

California could add thousands of dollars in incentives for electric cars

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Air pollution may account for 1 in 7 new diabetes cases

'We need to do better'

"We need to do better."

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Air Ink from Graviky Labs | Autoblog Minute

Graviky Labs is turning air pollution into useable ink.

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Honda: We won't be able to sell ICE cars in China by 2025

Strict Emissions Rules Will Force A Major Change

Honda believes that by 2025, China's tightening emissions could force it to have a lineup entirely of hybrids and plug-ins there. The company also predicts fuel cells to enter the mainstream by 2030.

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Milan, Italy banning cars this week

Milan bans cars in the city center for three days this week, trying to decrease air pollution. No rain, little wind have clouded the city in smog.

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Air pollution may be hurting our brains

Pollutants Could Hinder Cognitive Function Through Smell

Air pollution doesn't only harm lungs. It could also impair brain function.

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Study suggests 25% of cars cause 90% of pollution

A study from the University of Toronto examined the emissions of 100,000 vehicles in real-world conditions and found that 25 percent of them were responsible for over 90 percent of some pollutants.

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Even-numbered license plates banned in Paris to reduce smog

Paris banned vehicles with even-numbered license plates yesterday to reduce record smog levels.

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WHO links air pollution to 1 in every 8 deaths around the world

Just how bad is the air we're breathing? Bad enough that one in every eight deaths has a direct tie to pollutants in the air, according to estimates from the World Health Organization (WHO). Some of those are attributable to indoor air pollution, mostly caused by indoor smoke breathed in by the billions "who cook and heat their homes with biomass fuels and coal." While tragic, that's not what we're going to focus on here

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Iran starts National Hybrid Car Project to hybridize Runna

Iran is getting ready to follow China's moves and try to reduce air pollution by bringing in more alterantive powertrain vehicles. As Iran's largest automaker, Iran Khodro Company (IKCO) will contribute to that goal by introducing the Runna plug-in hybrid car.

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Beijing shuts down highways, airport in fight against smog

The Chinese government is desperately trying a variety of methods to reduce its capital city's heavy layers of air pollution. Pollution taxes, urging residents to stay indoors, government s

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China to expand anti-smog efforts by limiting car buying in more cities

China has a well documented problem with air pollution, with some studies estimating the country's air pollution takes half a decade off its citizens' life expectancies. The People's Republic is the largest producer of greenhouse gases on the planet, thanks to its huge demand for two very dirty things – power and cars.

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Diesel particulates, other air pollutants linked to autism in children

Our economy runs on diesel. It's burned in the road-going rigs that bring us everything from potatoes to potpourris. If it's on a store shelf, it likely arrived by oil-burning truck. Increasingly, diesel engines are also finding a home in our passenger cars, migrating from Europe, where they've long been popular.

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Car emissions can turn good cholesterol bad

Before you head to the pharmacy to refill your Lipitor prescription, check this out. The American Heart Association's journal on Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology has concluded that high levels of vehicle emissions can cause high cholesterol in mice, which could indicate that air pollution is a contributing factor in high cholesterol or vascular disease.

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Exposure to smog while pregnant increases chance of childhood cancer

There's more scientific research on the hazardous impacts of air pollution. Researchers at the Universirty of California, Los Angeles School of Public Health have found that living near traffic pollution during pregnancy and the first year of life might increase the likelihood of developing childhood cancer.

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Beijing scrapping dirty, old clunkers to reduce "heavily polluted" air

Air pollution in China's capital city is reaching sobering levels. The World Health Organization warns that levels for fine airborne particulates that pose the greatest health risks should go no higher than 25 for 24-hour exposure on the PM2.5 scale. On January 22, the official Beijing government reading near Tiananmen Square reached 258 at 4 a.m. The city rates it as "hea

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EU: European countries must reduce diesel emissions

Europeans drive a lot of diesel-powered vehicles. This is intentional. Since diesel is inherently more efficient than gasoline, many European countries give tax advantages to diesel fuel. In response, automakers in Europe offer several small diesel vehicles with high-torque engines, offering high mileage and practicality. Now,

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Traffic pollution exposure linked to autism in young children

Living close to highways has built-in health hazards. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, asthma and carbon monoxide poisoning are two major public health problems caused by air pollution. Now, autism could be added to the list.

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Bikestorming says switching over to pedal power is the cool thing to do [w/video]

"Bikestorming.org is about creating a systemic, global change on urban mobility for sustainable cities of the 21st century."

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