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    Read This: The internal combustion engine is killing us, literally
    In UK, Exhaust Emissions Kill More Than Crashes Do 1414686420

    That dirty look parents (OK, some parents) give a cigarette smoker blowing smoke towards their kids? Maybe those should extend to drivers of cars using conventional internal-combustion engines. Which would make for a whole lot of stink-eye. Diesel emissions have been tied to asthma and lung ...

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    Report: China about to unleash massive anti-clunker policy

    Some of the world's most notoriously smoggy cities are hoping for relief in a new plan taking aim at what's coming out of their tailpipes. In response to serious air pollution problems and an attempt to meet emissions standards, China plans to decommission more than 5 million aging vehicles by ...

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    Study: UN says diesel trucks might not be worst emission offenders

    Airborne particulate matter can really do a number on us humans, particularly with regard to our cardiovascular systems. It seems reasonable for air pollution, then, to be a major concern when calculating the environmental and health costs of the way we do business. Diesel-powered transport has ...

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    Study: Diesel exhaust causes 6% of all lung cancer deaths

    If there were ever a reason for automakers like Audi and Volkswagen to get their "clean diesel" technology – or something even cleaner, i.e., zero-emission vehicles – on the road, this is it. Researchers at the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands say up to six percent of ...

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    Study: ultrafine particles in diesel fumes can cause heart attacks

    When we think of dangerous auto emissions, we tend to think first of greenhouse-causing gases or the components of the smoggy haze that hovers over cities. However, another component of the smoke pouring from some tailpipes may be even more dangerous. Research published in European Heart Journal ...

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    Studies Say: a wrap up from the green car front: "Internalize the Externalities," more

    This is a particularly busy time for studies trying to understand the impact of green vehicles. Here's a quick round-up: Paul Scott writes that, for anyone to fairly compare driving plug-in vehicles and gasoline-powered ones, we need a better understanding of the "exernalities" of fossil fuels. ...

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    Childhood asthma. Another reason to quit carbon

    Just in case the issues of global warming, energy independence or fuel price volatility were not reasons enough to put away the car keys when possible, consider the fact that we are giving our children asthma. Fact? Yes. According to a new study just published in the journal, Environmental Health ...

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    Calculating the cost of cleaner cars

    When discussing the expense of buying an electric or hybrid car, it seems too often the costs taken into consideration are merely short-term monetary ones. However, a new study published in the New England Journal of Medicine last week makes it clear that there are some savings to be realized that ...

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    Will your green car give you cancer?

    "Yikes! What are you even talking about? I only wanted a hybrid, not cancer!", you might be thinking to yourself after reading the headline. Well relax, it's probably nothing. But apparently in addition to being a danger to blind pedestrians, the hybrid car is now being looked at askance by some ...

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    How much can your health improve by walking or cycling?

    Some studies could be stopped before they are even started. Studies like this one, where scientists used mathematical models to figure out "the wave" that is common during sporting events. Others are bound to reach a conclusion that we already knew. Take, for instance, a study on health in London, ...


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