NASA backs studies on environmental effects of COVID-19 lockdowns

By air pollution, coronavirus, covid-19, engadget, environment, gear, green, light pollution, nasa, News, Pollution, satellite, science, water pollution

You’ve probably heard stories of skies and water clearing up while most people stay at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, but how much have things improved, really? Scientists are about to rely on NASA technology to find out. The space agency …

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DOJ reportedly ends antitrust investigation over reducing car pollution

By BMW, california, carb, cars, clean power plan, Donald Trump, Emissions, engadget, epa, ford, gear, honda, politics, Pollution, potus, Volkswagen

Last year the Trump Administration sought to roll back the Obama Administration’s Clean Power Plan that pushed for higher fuel efficiency standards. It has also tried to stop states from like California from setting their own standards that exceed th…

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Floating LED art illustrates the quality of NYC’s water

By art, engadget, environment, family new york, floating point, gear, green, health, led, medicine, new york city, nyc, playlab, plus pool light, Pollution, science, water

You don’t have to check a website to find out whether or not New York City’s water is healthy — for the next few months, you just have to take a look at some art in the water itself. Playlab, Family New York and Floating Point have debuted a float…

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Uber will introduce a ‘clean air fee’ to all London rides

By Business, charging, cleanairplan, diesel, electricvehicle, engadget, ev, green, london, network, Pollution, tomorrow, Transportation, uber

Uber has been consistently vocal about its green aspirations. From electric scooters to its own EV charging networks, the company’s eco-friendly ambitions reached a pinnacle last year when it announced its “Clean Air Plan” for the city of London. Now…

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Tougher emissions rules helped cut US air pollution deaths in half

By airpollution, cleanairact, climatechange, Emissions, engadget, environment, epa, gear, globalwarming, green, nasa, politics, Pollution, Regulation, tomorrow, Transportation

There’s little doubt that air quality has generally improved in the US in recent decades, but quantifying that improvement has been difficult. However, a recently published University of North Carolina study might have produced a more tangible figur…

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NHTSA proposal would override California’s tougher emissions rules

By california, departmentoftransportation, donaldtrump, Emissions, engadget, environment, fueleconomy, fuelefficiency, gear, green, nhtsa, politics, Pollution, Regulation, Transportation, trump

The Trump administration hasn’t been shy about wanting to roll back emissions and fuel economy guidelines, but there’s been a key obstacle to that: California. It has a waiver permitting it to apply tougher emissions standards, and that (combined wit…

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Court blocks Trump’s delay of fuel efficiency penalties

By cafe, Emissions, engadget, environment, fuelefficiency, gear, government, green, politics, Pollution, Regulation, standard, Transportation

The Trump administration’s efforts to undo car efficiency guidelines just hit a major obstacle. A federal court has blocked a White House attempt to delay the implementation of a rule toughening penalties for automakers that don’t meet national fuel…

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Car makers ask US officials to loosen fuel economy requirements

By Emissions, engadget, environment, epa, fueleconomy, fuelefficiency, gear, gm, government, green, nhtsa, politics, Pollution, Regulation, Toyota, Transportation, Volkswagen, vw

It’s no secret that automakers believe the US’ recently-instituted fuel efficiency requirements are too stringent, but now they’ve made those views official. The Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers, which includes companies like GM, Toyota and VW, h…

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Scientists find cleaner, more efficient way to turn CO2 into fuel

By carbondioxide, co2, Emissions, engadget, ethanol, fuel, gear, green, photocatalyst, Pollution, science, tomorrow, Transportation

Conventional fuel aren’t going away just yet, but that doesn’t mean you can’t produce them in a more responsible way… and scientists might have found that way. They’ve developed a process that can convert CO2 into carbon monoxide (and subsequently…

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BMW denies conspiring with rivals on diesel emissions systems

By adblue, audi, BMW, car, daimler, diesel, Emissions, engadget, Europe, europeancommission, gear, green, mercedes-benz, Pollution, porsche, Regulation, Transportation, vehicle, Volkswagen, vw

VW isn’t the only German automaker reeling from the effects of diesel emissions scandals. BMW is denying Der Spiegel allegations that it not only colluded with Daimler and the Volkswagen Auto Group (including Audi and Porsche) on the designs and pri…

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US sues Fiat Chrysler over diesel emissions cheating

By applenews, cheating, cleanairact, departmentofjustice, diesel, dodge, DoJ, ecodiesel, Emissions, engadget, epa, fiatchrysler, gear, grandcherokee, jeep, justicedepartment, Pollution, ram1500, Regulation, Transportation

Volkswagen definitely won’t be the only major automaker hauled into court for cheating on diesel emissions tests in recent years. In the wake of EPA accusations from January, the US Department of Justice has sued Fiat Chrysler for allegedly using a…

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California’s new car emission standards defy the White House

By california, californiaairresourcesboard, carb, Culture, Emissions, engadget, environment, gear, green, politics, Pollution, Regulation, Transportation

The Trump administration may be rethinking car efficiency regulations, but that isn’t stopping California from putting its foot down. The state’s Air Resources Board has finalized car emissions standards for 2022-2025 that the White House still wants…

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