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    Study: 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. Exposure to high levels of air pollution ...

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    Report: Bad air makes for good eatin': more CO2 means more weight

    Nope, it's not the cheeseburger, it's the air that's making you pack on the pounds. A Danish study of weight-gain statistics over a 22-year period found that increased carbon dioxide in the air may be causing people to eat more and therefore may be making people fatter. Boiled down, the idea is ...

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    Report: Greenhouse gas levels still climbing, CO2 now up to 389 ppm, says UN

    It's got to be difficult to accurately measure and predict the amount of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere, but if tests by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) are correct, then things are getting worse than people originally thought. The WMO is the UN's "authoritative voice on weather, ...

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    Is carbon fiber really a "green" solution to reduce vehicle weight?

    BMW and Mercedes are leading the way in using carbon fiber to reduce weight in future passenger vehicles. Losing pounds can also be key to meet upcoming CAFE regulations and can also help increase the range electric vehicles can travel. The shift towards carbon fiber will probably become more ...

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    Texas files petition to review EPA's CO2 'endangerment finding'

    Last spring, the EPA ruled that it could regulate CO2 and five other greenhouse gases under the Clean Air Act because they are could be harmful to the health of humans. Automakers quickly responded by saying they hoped the finding wouldn't stop efforts to find a nationwide regulatory environment ...

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    Cattle industry has a beef with EPA over greenhouse gases

    To the surprise of many, the vast majority of the automakers that sell their wares here in the United States welcomed the EPA's decision earlier in the year that carbon dioxide and other greenhouse gases are damaging to the environment and should therefore be regulated. That has plenty to do with ...

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    Let's Make a Deal: Automakers reportedly reach agreement with lawmakers on carbon cap legislation

    Now that the U.S. has officially concluded that greenhouse gasses are harmful to human health, it's time to do something about them. One major hurdle standing in the way of the U.S. implementing carbon cap and trade legislation appears to have been cleared as both the domestic automakers and ...

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    EU calls for new eco-friendly air conditioners by 2011

    Following a directive first created back in 2006, the European Union has passed down a ruling that would force European automakers to find a new refrigerant to use in their vehicle's air conditioners. There's some debate as to the timing of this mandate, as it's no secret that most automakers are ...

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    Auto Alliance responds to EPA's CO2 warning

    Today's EPA's decision to put CO2 on the list of greenhouse gases that endanger human health sets up a totally predictable confrontation with the Auto Alliance. The reason is that if CO2 can be regulated, then there is the potential for individual states (i.e., California) to enact their own ...

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    EPA Administrator declares that CO2 CAN'T be considered for power plants!

    With just weeks to go before the Bush administration cedes power, executive orders and regulatory decisions gutting all sorts of federal rules are flying out from Washington. One of the most recent has come from the office of EPA administrator Stephen Johnson. Johnson has decreed that the agency ...

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    Italy not on board with French/German CO2 agreement

    My, how the tables have turned. First, it was Germany that was in opposition to stringent emissions standards in the European Union which would have regulated the amount of carbon dioxide a vehicle can emit, beginning in 2012. German automakers tend to make large, luxurious vehicles with big, ...

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    Automakers work on sustainable air conditioning

    It wasn't all that long ago that the auto industry was under fire for its use of ozone-depleting chemicals in its air conditioning systems. To curb those fears, the older R-12 refrigerant was replaced with R-134a refrigerant. Interestingly enough, CO2, long associated with harmful automobile ...

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    Fiat declared lowest CO2 automaker in Europe

    Automotive research and analysis firm JATO does an annual assessment of vehicle carbon dioxide emissions in the European Market. For several years, Fiat and Peugeot/Citroen have been going back and forth as the leader. For 2007, JATO's analysis based on sales put Fiat at the top of the heap among ...

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    Ocean CO2 levels could violate EPA guidelines by mid-century

    In a report in the Geophysical Research Letters (GRL), a team of scientists says that carbon-dioxide induced "changes in ocean chemistry within the ranges predicted for the next decades and centuries present significant risks to marine biota" and that "adverse impacts on food webs and key ...

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    Honda Racing F1 team offsets their Australian Formula One Grand Prix CO2

    Click the photo for a high-res gallery of the 2007 Honda F1 carWith the Australian Formula One Grand Prix going over the weekend, all the crews were in Melbourne for the start of the 2007 F1 season including the Honda Racing F1 team which has "My Earth Dream" livery this year. In a move to offset ...

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    Anthony J. Gerst from gives his opinions on hemp's suitability as a fuel source

    Should we be adding hemp to the growing list of crops for alternative fuels that are better than our current use of corn for ethanol? That is an idea proposed by Anthony J. Gerst over at Anthony surmises that hemp could produce 600 gallons of methanol per acre. Methanol, being an ...

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    Canadian state moves to clean up coal-fired power plants

    A new provisional policy has been announced by the progressive Canadian state of British Columbia to clean up coal-fired power stations; the same state that the GLOBE Foundation believes could be energy self-sufficient by 2025. The new policy requires that new coal-fired power plants must emit no ...

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    China looks towards an alternatively fueled future

    Considering the rate at which China is industrializing, the thought of just how much oil they'll consume in future years is staggeringly high. With that in mind, Feng Fei, director of the industrial economics research department with the Development Research Center of China's State Council, ...

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    California to cap all greenhouse gas emissions

    The Golden State once again makes a bold move acting as a leader in environmental legislation. On Wednesday, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger reached a deal with California Democrats to implement reductions on all greenhouse gas emissions including those from industrial plants by about 25 percent by ...

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    EU ready to pull out the stick on car makers to further reduce CO2

    Over the 9 year span from 1995 to 2004, European, Japanese and Korean automakers have reduced their carbon dioxide emissions by, on average, 12.4 percent in Europe. However, they still run the risk of falling short of meeting their voluntary target of reducing emissions 25 percent by 2008 for the ...


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