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Air Pollution Exposure & Kidney Disease Linked By New Study

Exposure to air pollution increases the risk of experiencing a decline in kidney function and developing kidney disease, according to a new study published in the Journal of the American Society of Nephrology Air Pollution Exposure & Kidney Disease Linked By New Study was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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Guinness World Record confirmed: World’s Largest Parade of Electric Cars (w/Video)

Well, I must admit, I had almost given up on it. But then I got this message from the Danish electric car union, who had worked very hard to organize this particular attempt to beat the world record of the largest parade of electric vehicles: It is with great pleasure that the Danish electric car union, [&hellip Guinness World Record confirmed: World's Largest Parade of …

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Technique spots warning signs of extreme events

Many extreme events — from a rogue wave that rises up from calm waters, to an instability inside a gas turbine, to the sudden extinction of a previously hardy wildlife species — seem to occur without warning. It's often impossible to predict when such bursts of instability will strike, particularly in systems with a complex and ever-changing mix of players and pieces. Now engineers at MIT have devised a framework for identifying key patterns that precede an extreme event. The framework can be applied to a wide range …

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Lithium is my EV Crystal Ball

Governments, Oil companies, Automakers, Tony Seba – they all have an opinion on when EVs will overtake ICE, and then move on to 100% of new car sales. Anywhere in the range 2025 to 2050, take your pick. It is all when not if. That is a huge shift. It was golf carts 2 years [&hellip Lithium is my EV Crystal Ball was originally published on EV …

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Volvo’s Largest Electric Bus Order — 25 Volvo Electric Buses Ordered By Trondheim, Norway

Volvo Buses recently took its largest order to date for electric buses, an order for 25 Volvo 7900 Electric buses from the city of Trondheim in Norway Volvo's Largest Electric Bus Order — 25 Volvo Electric Buses Ordered By Trondheim, Norway was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more …

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Proterra’s Electric Bus Breaks a World Record for Range—1,100 Miles on a Single Charge

If you think Tesla's 300-plus-mile battery range for its electric cars is a big deal, here's a new world record that triples that figure. On Tuesday, electric-bus startup Proterra announced a world record by test driving an electric bus for a whopping 1,100 miles on a single charge. The previous world record for electric vehicle range was 632 miles for an electric bus and 1,013 for an electric car. The milestone shows how battery-powered autos are …

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California plans for its post-fossil-fuel future in electricity, cars

For 50 years, the state of California has led the United States when it comes to renewable energy and electric cars. The state features many programs to incentivize electric-car ownership, and 29 percent of the state's 2016 energy production came from solar, wind, and other renewable power sources. California is now preparing for a future in which...

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Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Our Ability To Respond

Is it now already too late to adequately respond to or prevent extreme anthropogenic climate change? That possibility was noted by the noted public figure Neil deGrasse Tyson in a recent interview with Fareed Zakaria Neil deGrasse Tyson: Climate Change Is Happening Faster Than Our Ability To Respond was originally published on

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Der Spiegel Questions Whether German Auto Industry Can Survive

The German auto industry faces increasing pressure from Tesla and Chinese auto makers. Can it survive the transition to electric cars? Der Spiegel Questions Whether German Auto Industry Can Survive was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Volkswagen ID electric car to launch in 2020 along with new VW Golf

Volkswagen has a critical year coming in 2020, when the German brand will launch two incredibly important vehicles nearly back-to-back. The next-generation Volkswagen Golf will arrive that year, and then, one month later, the brand will launch its first mass-market electric car, the ID hatchback. The 2020 car will be the eighth generation of the...

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Alphabet/Google To Possibly Invest In Lyft, & Link With Waymo

Alphabet/Google is in talks with the on-demand taxi service Lyft about a possible investment — which would presumably involve some kind of link-up with Google's self-driving vehicle tech firm Waymo — according to recent reports. Considering that Google/Waymo is currently in the process of suing Lyft's competitor Uber for trade secret theft, the news is [&hellip Alphabet/Google To Possibly Invest In Lyft, …

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Chevy Bolt From Cruise “1st Production-Ready Self-Driving Car”

Alright, all you Teslaholics. Settle down. We all know that every Tesla built since October 2016 is capable of full Level 5 self-driving operation. But that hasn't stopped Cruise Automation, the San Francisco based autonomous car startup purchased outright by General Motors last year, from claiming it has the world's first production-ready self-driving car. How [&hellip Chevy Bolt From Cruise …

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How Deregulation Could Improve Reliability for Cash-Strapped African Utilities

Sub-Saharan African utilities are caught in a complicated interplay between centralized grid-extension costs and the decentralized off-grid generation boom. Liberalizing their electricity markets may be a partial solution. While high demand growth and the need for investment drove dramatic electricity sector reform in low- and middle-income countries in the 1990s and early 2000s, Power for All and GTM Research find that 71 percent of sub-Saharan African countries currently rely on vertically-integrated utility …

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Gene-editing technology developer Feng Zhang awarded $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize

Feng Zhang, a pioneer of the revolutionary CRISPR gene-editing technology, TAL effector proteins, and optogenics, is the recipient of the 2017 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize, the largest cash prize for invention in the United States. Zhang is a core member of the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, an investigator at the McGovern Institute for Brain Research, the James and Patricia Poitras Professor in Neuroscience at MIT, and associate professor in the departments of Brain and Cognitive Sciences and Biological Engineering at …

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MIT named No. 5 university by U.S. News

U.S. News and World Report has placed MIT fifth in its annual rankings of the nation's best colleges and universities, which were announced today. The Institute has moved up from the No. 7 spot it occupied previously; it now shares the No. 5 spot with Columbia University and Stanford University. MIT's engineering program maintained its standing at the top of the magazine's list of undergraduate engineering programs at a doctoral institution. The Institute also placed first in six out of 12 engineering …

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Modified Nissan LEAF become first all-electric vehicle to complete Mongol Rally

Scottish husband and wife team, aka Plug In Adventures, crossed Mongol Rally finish line on Saturday to become first entrants to complete the trans-continental challenge in an all-electric vehicle – a modified 2016 Nissan LEAF dubbed the AT-EV (All-Terrain Electric Vehicle).

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Green Business Certification Inc. Introduces TRUE Zero Waste Rating System

The TRUE Zero Waste rating system is a compliment to the LEED green building rating system, and helps businesses and facilities define, pursue and achieve their zero waste goals. TRUE focuses on helping businesses, industrial sectors and schools quantify their performance and find additional ways to move toward zero waste. There are currently 88 certified facilities including Tesla, Microsoft, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. and more.