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Rumormill: 2016 Chevy Volt to make auto show debut this season

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Chevrolet, AutoblogGreen Exclusive Ever since we saw that spy shots of the 2016 Chevy Volt, we've been hungering for more information on the next-gen ver...


Workin’ 9 to 5 (…and learning to see more clearly)

I have had such a month observing, experiencing, learning, working and just living, that too many words have just bubbled to the surface needing my articulation… Having also grown u...


DOE awarding $11M to advance renewable carbon fiber production from biomass

The US Department of Energy (DOE) will award up to $11.3 million for two projects that aim to advance the production of cost-competitive, high-performance carbon fiber material from renew...


'Urban Jungle' explores why wild animals are invading our cities

Want proof that the world is getting wilder? Look no further than your own neighborhood. Animals that used to be found only in the wild are moving into human territory in increasing numbe...


PNNL team develops hybrid Mg-Li battery; excellent rate performance, safety and stability

Schematic illustration of the the hybrid Mg-Li battery designed in this work. This battery has a piece of Mg foil as the anode, Mo6S8 as the cathode, and the electrolyte contains both Mg2...


Recharge Wrap-Up: Georgia lawyers love the Nissan Leaf, 2B vehicles by 2035

Filed under: EV/Plug-in, Hybrid, Nissan, Tesla Motors, Legislation and Policy, North America, USA Loads of lawyers at a firm in Georgia are taking advantage of the state's EV tax credit....


What frogs can tell us about the environment

Photo: Teri Franzen/MNN Flickr Group   Frogs and toads are the canary in the coal mine


2014 Nissan Frontier Diesel Mule [w/poll]

Filed under: Truck, Nissan, Diesel, Off-Road, Quick Spins Last August, Nissan shook the truck world when it officially announced plans to source a diesel option from Cummins for its long...


Director James Cameron Sells 703-acre property for $12M

In addition to dozens of other accolades received over his lifetime, James Cameron can now also count a nature preserve named in his honor.   


What is the alkaline diet?

You hear about the alkaline diet a lot — from health coaches, celebrities, and even some doctors will offer information about alkaline foods. So what is an alkaline diet, and is there any...


EcoSalon’s Sexy-Not-Sexist Summer Playlist

Just because you like to move your booty to the music doesn’t mean you have to support sexism in the process. Keep your summer vibes strong with this specially curated summer playli...


New catalyst improves conversion of CO2 to syngas

Researchers from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) have identified molybdenum disulfide as a promising cost-effective substitute for noble metal catalysts for the electrochemica...


6 exercises for building muscle without equipment

You may think you need an expensive gym membership or fancy equipment to build muscle and workout effectively, but results are possible just by using your own body weight. With that in mi...



7 easy ways to add a handful of nuts to your day

Late in the spring, I received a big bag of pecans to sample from Young Pecan. I think they were supposed to arrive in time for pecan month, which is April, but they were delayed for some...


Packed House at EPA’s Atlanta Hearing on Carbon Rules

 Yesterday, the Environmental Protection Agency began two days of public hearings in Atlanta to gather public input on its proposed Clean Power Plan.  Originally planned as a one-day hear...


Daimler to invest $2B in Sindelfingen Plant by 2020

By 2020, Daimler will invest €1.5 billion (US$2 billion) at the Mercedes-Benz Cars Sindelfingen Plant and will significantly improve its competitive position. The company has reached a mu...


Report: Toyota Mirai might be the name new fuel cell car; it means 'future'

Filed under: Hydrogen, Toyota, Japan Anybody remember the Ford Futura? It wasn't exactly a world-beater of a car, so we don't think the name Toyota's has apparently chosen for its first ...


BMW offers free (and fast) EV charging

Thinking about buying an electric car but worried about range and places to plug in? Don’t worry so much. The charging world is moving fast, and public stations are becoming widely availa...


NIST study suggests severe corrosion in underground gasoline storage tanks may require component replacement sooner than expected; 500K USTs in US

Optical micrographs of severe corrosion on steel alloy samples exposed to ethanol and acetic acid vapors—conditions typical of underground gasoline storage tanks—after 355 hours, 643 hour...


Automatic Parking Assist standard on every Chevrolet SS Sedan

The SS Sedan is Chevrolet’s first and only vehicle to offer standard Automatic Parking Assist. The technology uses sensors on the front and rear bumpers to detect the width and depth of p...


Ditch the Exotics and Go Native

Welcome to our newest contributor, Sheila Thomas, a San Diego native and Environmental Systems major at UCSD. When looking for plants to adorn our homes, we often turn to plants with brig...


Distributed Power Generation

Distributed Power Generation: A Win Win for Australia A lot of Australians are choosing solar energy these days, because they’re concerned about the impact of fossil fuels on the environm...


“The Costs of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change” | Econbrowser

Menzie Chen: From a CEA report written under the leadership of James Stock, released today: …any short run gains from delay tend to be outweighed by the additional costs arising from the ...


Audi readying diesel PHEV models for US and Europe

Filed under: Hybrid, Technology, Crossover, Audi, Electric, Diesel With the racing pedigree provided by the Audi R18 E-Tron Quattro, you'd be forgiven for thinking that the German king o...