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

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    Study: Renault study proves, again, EVs are cleaner than gas or oil burners
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    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. The French automaker, which ...

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

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    Exclusive: NYC launches electric taxi 'fleet' with six Nissan Leaf EVs
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    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. The six donated ...

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    Official: Ford has diverted 120 million pounds from landfill via recycling [w/video]
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    Ford, which has boosted its green credentials during the past few months with strong sales of its new C-Max Hybrid and C-Max Energi plug-in hybrid, would like to remind you all that its treehugging ways go back a long, long ways. The US automaker, which started processing and reusing damaged ...

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    Official: Ford's sustainability efforts include big energy consumption drop
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    Ford may be taking small steps when it comes to electric-vehicle sales, but it says it's taking leaps in other areas of environmental protection. In its 13th annual sustainability report, Ford said that it reduced energy use per vehicle by 22 percent in the past six years and will cut energy ...

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    Official: NASCAR working with EPA to conserve energy while burning lots of fuel
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    Think of it as a "do as we say, not as we do" scenario. Stock-car racing organization NASCAR and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) are going to work together to help the environment by using NASCAR's marketing punch to push more environmentally sustainable behavior. Not addressed? ...

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    Official: Chrysler fetes its most eco-friendly dealers, with bamboo
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    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. Chrysler, which launched a program last year to commemorate its most eco-friendly dealers, has named its first batch of 30 winners as part of its Dealer ...

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    Official: GM's sustainability report highlights conservation efforts
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    General Motors met many of its goals to reduce its environmental impact and carbon footprint by cutting landfill use, boosting recycling efforts and reduce water use, the automaker said last week in the first sustainability report it's released since emerging from bankruptcy in 2009. More than ...

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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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    Report: Is rapeseed biodiesel worse for the environment than diesel?
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    As one might expect, Europe's biodiesel industry rejected the findings of a draft study showing that the cultivation of rapeseed for biodiesel is likely significantly worse for the environment than manufacturing conventional diesel, i.e., from petroleum. On Friday, the European Biodiesel Board ...

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    Lexus details 5th annual Eco Challenge
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    When you think lobster, do you also think Lexus? This fall, students are, once again, invited to participate in the annual Lexus Eco Challenge educational program and contest for a chance to win part of $500,000 in grants and scholarships. Over the past four years, Lexus has gotten more than ...

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    Green: The Gulf oil spill looks small when compared to what Shell's done to Nigeria
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    BP's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico last year has moved off the front pages in most of the nation, though the damage done to the environment and economy of the Gulf region is far from repaired. However, at least that spill once had some attention from the nation and the world. In the ...

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    Why the Senate ethanol vote is less than it seems
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    It's not often that you find environmental writers applauding the actions of Republicans in the Senate, but when 40 Republicans joined 33 Democrats in a bipartisan vote to shut down funding for ethanol subsidies earlier this month, even some on the left were cheering. However, those cheers may be ...

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    Earth Day honoree: Bill Ford, from crazy environmentalist to industry innovator
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    Let's sit down for a moment and think back to 1988. Have a clear picture yet? Neither did we, at first, so here's a refresher. Back then, environmentalists were likened to extremists. Their viewpoints were thought to be so far-fetched and disconnected from popular views that they were outsiders, ...

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    Ford to save millions of dollars, drastically reduce carbon emissions just by turning off its computers at night
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    When a corporation as large as Ford decides to do something as simple as shutting down its computers at night, the savings can be astronomical. In the case of Ford, powering down computers can save the company $1.2 million each year. The new program called PC Power Management, utilizes energy ...

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    Chrysler Trenton engine plant recognized as gold standard for green buildings
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    Chrysler Pentastar V6 engine begins production – Click above for high-res image gallery
    Chrysler''s new engine production plant (Trenton South) located in Trenton, MI has become the gold standard in green buildings. The facility was recently recognized by the Leadership in Energy and ...

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    Virtual car show promotes green autos, reduced environmental impact
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    Autoweek Virtual Green Car Show - Click above to register
    In the digital age that we live in, it's only fitting that auto shows have gone virtual too, and AutoWeek is sponsoring one of the nation's first virtual car shows. The show will promote environmentally friendly vehicles, green technology, ...

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    Video: Sweden's Acme Advertising creates arresting green motorcoach marketing
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    50 Cars or 1 Coach ad campaign in Sweden – Click above to watch video
    Sweden's Flygbussarna Airport Coaches asked Acne Advertising to make the case for travelers to take a coach to the airport instead of a car. Instead of leading with price, comfort, or ease, Acne went for hot air and green ...

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    Carbon Footprints: Ditch the dog, get a Hummer H2, save the planet?
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    If you don't like dogs, there's now a new reason to continue avoiding canis domesticus. New Zealanders Robert and Brenda Vale have put forth the hypothesis that the care and feeding of a pooch is more environmentally harmful than rolling in a Toyota Land Cruiser. Those shifty, antisocial felines ...

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