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9 states and Washington, D.C. propose regional cap-and-trade for transportation

Program could give states another tool to manage emissions

First-of-its-kind regional program could give states another tool to manage emissions.

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This tree planting robot wants to save the environment

And it's doing it autonomously

TreeRover is a robot experiment that autonomously plants trees in areas that suffer from having none. The robot took 4 months to create and is the invention of two students from UVic Electrical and Computer Engineering. TreeRover is still being modified and enhanced to navigate further. Learn more at iotatechnologies.ca. Transcript: This robot plants trees to save the environment. TreeRover is a robotic experiment designed to plant trees in areas that suffer from having none. Create

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EPA formally rejects fuel efficiency standards for automobiles

Remember: EPA stands for Environmental Protection Agency

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday rejected an Obama-era plan to make automobiles more fuel efficient in a win for car and oil companies and the latest move by the Trump administration to roll back environmental regulations.

Fur flies: Watch cheetah race a Formula E electric car

One of them wins, but only by a whisker.

Only 6,700 cheetahs remain in the wild.

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Lithium processors risk shortfall as EV batteries quadruple demand

Although lithium is plentiful, the problem is ensuring there is enough capacity to process it.

London mayor wants zero-emissions transport system by 2050

First step: a "zero emission zone" in central London by 2025,

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Ford wants to make car parts from Jose Cuervo tequila leftovers

Bioplastics make it possible.

The companies are working on sustainable plastics made from parts of the agave plant not used to make liquor.

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Daimler investigates 'possible irregularities' in emissions testing

Internal probe comes at the request of the U.S. Justice Department, company says

One investigation into emissions testing irregularities is winding down. Another is just getting underway.

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We can ditch fossil fuels in 10 years, if we want to

Patterns show that the move to cleaner energy would be quick if there was a concerted effort.

The common wisdom that moving away from dirty fossil fuels will take ages is flat-out wrong, says professor Benjamin Sovacool.

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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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There's a gas war happening in California

A California bill wants to increase renewable energy and efficiency targets – while reducing fossil fuels – by 2030. The legislation has again pitted environmentalists against oil companies.

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Chevrolet only automaker to win EPA's 2015 Climate Leadership Awards

Automaker Makes Buildings More Energy-Efficient

Chevrolet is the only automaker to be awarded by EPA for emissions-reduction efforts in 2015.

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Chrysler recognizes 30 dealerships for eco practices [w/video]

It looks like Chrysler is going a little further with its eco-friendly ways than merely selling Fiat 500 EVs. The US automaker recognized 30 US dealerships for their eco-friendly ways, giving out awards for its second-annual Dealer Environmentally Conscious Operations (ECO) Program to 30 Chrysler dealers in 21 states.

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Renault study proves, again, EVs are cleaner than gas or oil burners

When it comes to the environmental impact of producing electricity, Renault is probably hoping that things haven't changed too much over the past 21 months. That's because we're just now getting to see some numbers that the company was using almost two years ago.

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EPA looks into negative environmental, health effects of li-ion EV batteries

Hybrid and plug-in vehicle drivers overly satisfied with what they think is their great effect on the environment may want to get a look at a recent and quite long report released by the US Environmental Protection Agency (written by Abt Associates) about the overall effects of lithium-ion battery production and use.

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NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs

New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg drove up to the news conference in Rockefeller Center that introduced the first-ever all-electric NYC taxi in the back seat of - you guessed it – an EV taxi. Nissan and NYC chose Earth Day, today, to launch a zero-emission taxi fleet.

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NASCAR working with EPA to conserve energy while burning lots of fuel

Think of it as a "do as we say, not as we do" scenario.

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Chrysler fetes its most eco-friendly dealers, with bamboo

The company may be best known for tire-melting Hemi engines, but at least some of its dealerships are showing some love for the environment.

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