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Environmental News Wrap – June 11-17

GlobalWarmingisReal contributor Anders Hellum-Alexander wraps-up the climate and environmental news headlines for the past week: Electric Cars Toyota and Tesla Motors team up to make electric cars in a recently shut down car plant in Northern California. Technology Review covers another advance in the development of lithium-ion batteries for electric cars. Just for Fun Explore 12 Events That Will Change…

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The rechargeable lithium-ion batteries common in everything from iPods to cell phones to laptops can store twice the energy of similarly sized nickel-metal hydride batteries and up to six times as much as their lead-acid progenitors. But these advances are only a small evolutionary step from the world‚s first battery designed by Alessandro Volta in 1800.

EarthTalk: Carbon Nanotube Battery Technology

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What is the potential for carbon “nanotubes” in battery technology? I heard them referred to as the biggest battery breakthrough to come along in years. And what else can we expect to see in terms of new battery technology in…

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