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The Newest Hybrid Cars to Reduce Environmental Impact

Special feature by Maria Ortega According to National Geographic, more than half the air pollution in the United States is caused by mobile devices, primarily by automobiles. These greenhouse gases that vehicles emit, such as carbon dioxide, are wreaking havoc on the ozone layer as well as polluting the soil and surface water in many cases. Bottom line— while cars…

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Nissan lowers price for Electric Vehicles

GM and Nissan Announce Lower Electric Vehicle Prices

For those of you who always wanted an electric vehicle but the near $36,000 price tag was a deal-breaker: your time has come.  Nissan took the first step, announcing last month an 18 percent price cut, bringing the Manufacturers Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) from $35,200 to just $28,800.  That’s still a lot of money, but brings the entirely electric vehicle into…

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Environmental News Wrap: Chevy Volt Batteries; Shale Gas Moratorium ; Global Warming Continues, and more…

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: TechnologyReview covers “The Year in Energy” and the effort of the new Volt car to double its battery capacity. Icelandic police apparently don’t know how to react to environmental protests and a formally undercover cop is now speaking up on the matter. Kind of a…

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