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    Official: Pentagon says climate change is clearly a present danger, again
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    Like the Olympics and leap year, the Quadrennial Defense Review (QDR) comes at us every four years. A big-picture look by the US military at the threats they see out there, the QDR (PDF) is a broad document, but you can read in it just how big the military thinks its mission is (global dominance, ...

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    Study: Shell predicts petroleum-powered cars will be 'nearly' gone by 2070 [w/video]
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    "By 2070, the passenger road market could be nearly oil-free." That's the key line (for us, anyway) in a report out from Shell titled New Lens Scenarios. The oil giant is trying to understand the future (who isn't?) and to do that, it envisioned two possible futures, one called "Mountains" and ...

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    Official: EPA has $45m for all-of-the-above energy efficiency strategy
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    The US Department of Energy (DOE) has released a list of 38 new projects that will receive a share of $45 million to accelerate research and development of clean vehicle technologies. While John DeCicco, a prominent skeptic of federal funding for green cars, would likely give thumbs down to the ...

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    Report: Arnold Schwarzenegger: My Hummers are green, yours can be, too
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    Former California "Governator" and action-movie star Arnold Schwarzenegger is far from your typical environmental activist. Sure, he championed California's carbon-reducing Assembly Bill 32 and supported alternative fuel vehicles, especially hydrogen-powered one, but we don't know of any other ...

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    President Obama calls for cleaner coal plants, which will make EVs cleaner
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    We forget where we heard it first, but we've always liked the argument for plug-in vehicles that they are able to get cleaner over time. Whether it's through installing solar panels on your roof or taking advantage of Tesla's solar-powered Superchargers, with an EV it is possible to make the ...

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    Official: GM signs Ceres declaration, says 'responding to climate change is good business'
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    General Motors has signed on to the Ceres "Climate Declaration," which is dedicated to stopping – and therefore acknowledges – climate change. While other major corporations like Starbucks, Ikea, Intel and eBay also signed on, GM is the only automaker so far to do so. The signing ...

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    Video: Biofuel group Fuels America gives snarky Valentine to Big Oil
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    What's this? A yoga woman in seated pose praising oil companies and the billions in profits and huge government subsidies they get saying, with a radiant smile, "That's awesome!" Two oil-drenched birds standing together. One of them chirps, "I love what this oil does to my feathers. They're so ...

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    Official: Scrap Car, Plant Tree is "Copse for Clunkers" plan in UK
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    For consumers coming to terms with years of driving a gas-guzzling, carbon-producing clunker car, there is a solution – trade it in for fresh, young saplings. That's the premise for a program in the United Kingdom, where owners can turn in their gas guzzler and have tree groves planted in ...

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    Video: Does this Exxon Hates Your Children ad cross the line? [w/poll]
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    Our moms always told us that you catch more flies with honey than with vinegar. Sometimes, however, if you take that vinegar and mix it with a bit of olive oil and then drizzle it over some thickly-sliced ripe tomatoes adorned with rings of sweet Vidalia onions, and then sprinkle all that with a ...

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    Should there be a fossil fuel moratorium? Some scientists say yes
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    Climate change was barely mentioned during October presidential debates, but that doesn't mean the public doesn't care. After all, climate change affected Hurricane Sandy, and that got some media coverage. Some analysts say climate change is just part of historic weather patterns that humans have ...

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    Official: Euro drivers will worry a lot, do little about environment, Ford finds
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    It looks like "passing the buck" translates well in almost any language. Most Europeans expressed concern over climate change but very few are willing to give up their cars to do something about it, according to a new Ford poll. About 53 percent of the more than 6,000 people polled this summer ...

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    Study: Cars are bad for climate change, which is in turn bad for roads
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    Here's an angle to the climate change debate we hadn't thought of: it's destroying our roads. According to a new report by the Transportation Research Board, the problem is that the cars contribute to climate change by adding their fossil fuel emissions to the atmosphere, and the man-made ...

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    Opinion: Climate change and the redistribution of carbon-sourced wealth
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    For a multitude of reasons – climate change, air quality, national security, etc. – a large reduction in the burning of carbon-based fuels is a good idea. Since higher prices are known to reduce consumption, one way to achieve this is to simply put a tax on fuel at the pump. It's been ...

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    GM will no longer give money to climate-change-denying Heartland Institute
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    10,000 General Motors owners can make an impact. After being confronted with a petition against the money that the GM Foundation gave to the Heartland Institute – known as one of the biggest funders of climate change denial – following an exposé on DeSmogBlog, CEO Dan Akerson ...

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    GM's funding of climate-change denying Heartland Institute stirs up trouble
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    The Heartland Institute is a big daddy in climate change denialism and recently became a more household name thanks to a trove of documents that were exposed on DeSmogBlog. The documents purport to be leaked internal memos that detail the ways the institute is funded and disseminates its "nothing ...

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    Study: 89% of European citizens say climate change is a "serious" problem
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    Climate change doubters are vanishing quickly in Europe. According to a survey released last Friday, the majority of people in the European Union now see climate change as a "very serious problem." In fact, EU residents see climate change as the second most serious problem facing the world, ...

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    Video: The true cost of gas in the U.S. is closer to $15 a gallon
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    The Price of Gas – Click above to watch video after the jump
    The Center for Investigative Reporting has put together an interesting video explaining the true cost of gasoline to the American public. While gas may have dropped to below $4 a gallon in recent weeks, the video explains that ...

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    Natural gas may burn clean in a car, but it still has serious problems to investigate
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    Our readers are passionate about what type of energy will power the world's vehicles in the future. You have your electric car camp, your hydrogen camp, the gasoline traditionalists and also natural gas supporters like T. Boone Pickens, who believes the U.S. sits atop so much natural gas by ...

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    Why green cars matter: Climate change could cost $8 trillion by 2030
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    Why does widespread adoption of "green" vehicles matter? Well, according to a report released by consultancy group Mercer, along with the World Bank's International Finance Corporation, climate change will significantly impact the transportation, construction, and manufacturing industries over ...

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    The changing politics of climate change, and how they could hurt green cars
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    Newsweek writer Stefan Theil makes a convincing argument that the political world has become blasé about the issue of climate change, and that has far-reaching effects. In 2007, you couldn't throw a rock without hitting a politician who made reducing CO2 levels or another green issue a top ...

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