Overshot deadlines and projections are never easy to stomach, especially when large investments of money, and reputations, are at stake. With the year’s end rapidly closing in, Danish company ECOmove is applying a tonic of humility and optimism to the soon-to-be-missed 2012 launch of its Qbeak electric vehicle. The company, started in 2009, said in […]

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Quebec, Canada’s The Electric Circuit has pinpointed where the next charging stations will be installed in the province’s Estrie region. Attending a meeting of the Sherbrooke Chamber of Commerce, Pierre-Luc Desgagné, Senior Director – Strategic Planning at Hydro-Québec, took the opportunity to announce, on behalf of The Electric Circuit’s founding partners, the selected locations for […]

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For those of you who’ve followed us over the years, or checked in from time to time, you probably noticed we’re about more than just “hybrid cars.” As the subtext in our masthead says, we actually cover all “Auto alternatives for the 21st century.” This has long since been seen as a natural evolution to […]

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April 21, 2007: Source – New York Times The car market in China is expanding at a dizzying rate. Will the country pins its hopes on unproven technologies, or begin working with proven solutions? In a global drama to reduce the environmental impact from cars and trucks, China is taking center stage. China’s vehicle market […]

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What’s the best way to understand hybrid technology? You can read the marketing literature put out by the carmakers—or discuss theories with hybrid engineers. Or you can get the straight dope from the mechanics who see, touch, and smell actual hybrids after the vehicles have been on the road. Intrepid hybrid technicians experience the everyday […]

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Hybrids used to be the environmentalists’ great shining hope for combating auto pollution, greenhouse gas emissions, and gas guzzling. Those were the romance days for hybrids, the first two or three years following their introduction in 2000. But the honeymoon is over. With the emergence of performance-oriented hybrids, and ultra-mild hybrid systems, environmentalists now see […]

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An analysis of four decades of disease records from Bangladesh shows that periods of extreme rainfall, drought or high temperatures sharply increase cholera rates, a pattern that shows global warming increases disease outbreaks. The effect of weather on disease can be dramatic. In one period of turbulent weather from 1992 to 1994, the study found […]

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Malaria. Dengue Fever. Encephalitis. These names are not usually heard in emergency rooms and doctor’s offices in the United States. But if we don’t act to curb global warming, they will be. As temperatures rise, disease-carrying mosquitoes and rodents spread, infecting people in their wake. Doctors at the Harvard Medical School have linked recent U.S. […]

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The 600 residents of Shishmaref, Alaska living on the western coast didn’t expect to face the question: should we stay or should we go? Thanks to the effects of global warming, they have to decide whether their eroding village should be moved to solid ground or whether residents should abandon Shishmaref and call Nome their […]

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Glaciers move slowly, but global warming is ambling right along: all the glaciers in Glacier National Park could be gone as early as 2030. When President William Taft dedicated the park in 1910, 150 Glaciers graced the northern Montana mountainsides. Over the last century, rising temperatures have devastated the landscape. Today, just 37 glaciers remain, […]

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