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Team Earth: Are You In?

Harrison Ford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harrison Ford

Team Earth is issuing an urgent, immediate challenge by teaming up with the Prince's Rainforest Project to call for swift action and funding to reduce tropical deforestation.

Green Cars Are All the Rage At The World's Largest Auto Show (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | ThienVinh Nguyen | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

From hybrid plug-ins to all-electric sports cars, these green cars were all the rage at the world's largest auto show, the Frankfurt Auto Show in Germ...

Ford's Fuel Efficient Future: Bringing Electrification to Life

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Ford is moving forward with its product plans to deliver fuel economy improvements and reduced CO2 emissions, without compromising the driving experience.

Beep Beep, Yeah! What Politicos Drive

Politico | Anne Schroeder Mullins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Several weeks ago, Republican image consultant Brian Kirwin received a curious request from a state elected official. The official had always wanted t...

Traffic Free Times Square Is A Half-Baked Concept

Stephen C. Rose | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Stephen C. Rose

Last February Manhattan was apprised of an incipient revolution. Cars and trucks would no longer be welcome in Times Square and on a small stretch of ...

To Buy or Not to Buy a Car

Roseanne Colletti | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Roseanne Colletti

Is it a good time to buy GM? They're offering government guaranteed warranties, rebates, special financing and significant discounts on new cars. But it might be better to wait

Now That We Own GM: A Little of the Early Story

Kate Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Kate Kelly

We all know the story of Henry Ford and his assembly line, but what is there to know about General Motors?

Shocking: A Post-Automotive Times Square?

Steve Rosenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Steve Rosenbaum

The change in New York's most congested real estate is an acknowledgment that the car culture that has gripped both the city and the country may in fact be, for the first time in half a century, beginning to retreat.

The Hamsters in That Kia Soul Commercial: Why are They Funny? (VIDEO)

Mark Blankenship | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Mark Blankenship

You have to admire a car company that refuses to accept the less-than-ferocious image the public imposes on it. That attitude is scrappy. It's cool.

Obama Fuel Standards To Be Announced

AP | KEN THOMAS and PHILIP ELLIOTT | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to propose the first-ever national emission limits for cars and trucks as well as average mileage requ...

A Solution for the American Auto Industry

Patrick Takahashi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Patrick Takahashi

Why don't we use some American ingenuity to develop a superior way for moving vehicles? Immediately scratch the ICE and lead acid batteries.

Is This the End of the Age of the Automobile?

Harvey Wasserman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Harvey Wasserman

Mother Earth can't sustain the old four-wheeled carry-one-person-around-the-block paradigm, be it hybrid, electric or otherwise.

Audi: Recession-proof?

Dave Pinter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Dave Pinter

This article originally appeared on While 2008 left nearly every other automaker stranded on the side of the road, Audi managed to record i...

Ford To Cut $10B In Debt With Cash, Equity Offer

AP | KIMBERLY S. JOHNSON and TOM KRISHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

DEARBORN, Mich. — Ford Motor Co. took another step Wednesday to stay cost-competitive with government-financed automakers General Motors and Chr...

Live from Davos -- The Oil Squeeze

Jack Hidary | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Jack Hidary

There was a time when we thought that the main oil-producing countries were our friends and would keep prices relatively low and stable so that we could grow our economy. That time is over.

Chances You'll Be Killed by an Asteroid in 2009

Keith Thomson | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Keith Thomson

A computer video circulating the internet has rekindled fears that an asteroid will hit Earth and send mankind the way of the brontosaurus. Based on NASA projections, there is indeed a chance of this.

Bridge Project Spans Gap Between Business and Green

Green Inc. | Libby Tucker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

President-elect Barack Obama's recent promise to make "the single largest new investment in our national infrastructure since the creation of the fede...

Time For A Gas Tax

Henry Blodget | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Henry Blodget

No one will pay a premium for fuel-efficient cars now that gas is again cheap, which means Detroit will be asking strapped consumers to pony up out of the goodness of their hearts. A gas tax is the answer.

States Flirting With Higher Gas Taxes

Green Inc. | Kate Galbraith | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

For politicians, two of the most dreaded words in the English language are "gas tax," and it was only a few months ago that a few of them (including s...

Emergency Medical Treatment: Reviving the Body of the Auto Industry

Stephen H. Baum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stephen H. Baum

Putting aside the hubris and lack of self-awareness of the automobile CEOs... what do we do with the moribund bodies that are their business models?

Five Mistakes by DC and Detroit Hurt Detroit Three's Survival Shances

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

Sen. Reid's new bailout bill for the Detroit Three does not set additional fuel-economy requirements, nor does it establish a government oversight board. That's two strikes against getting our money's worth.

How To Save A Major Automobile Company

Neil Young | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Neil Young

The Big 3 are looking for a bailout. They should only get it if they agree to stop building autos that contribute to global warming now.

Colorado Company Takes Algae-Based Fuel to the Next Level

Green Inc. | Matthew L. Wald | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

A Colorado company will break ground early next year on an algae farm that is intended to produce thousands of gallons of substitutes for gasoline and...

General Motors Recalls 944,000 Vehicles

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — General Motors Corp. said Friday it was recalling 944,000 vehicles because of a problem with a windshield wiper fluid system that c...

Thoughts on the American Dream

Richard Stuebi | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Richard Stuebi

This week at the Democratic National Convention, a labor-based group called Change to Win has been loudly trumpeting the need to "restore the American...