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Peer Influence, Shaming Drives Green Behavior

Carol Pierson Holding | Posted 11.06.2014 | Green
Carol Pierson Holding

Peer influence, whether in a corporate or a residential setting, modifies environmental behavior. Can peer shaming work too? Freakonomics economist Steven Levitt, would argue yes. Benchmarking in industries and companies leads to greater adoption of renewable energy.

5 Ways to Tell If You Are a Hipster Parent

Andrea Bonior | Posted 08.10.2014 | Parents
Andrea Bonior

Spending the weekend at an organic farmer's market, buying a variety of exotic foods to encourage a sophisticated palate in your child, shelling out a lot of dough for environmentally-responsible means of travel... for a certain set of parents, these are activities to be proud of.

Why Aren't More People Buying Green Cars?

Brian Moody | Posted 06.11.2014 | Business
Brian Moody

Tax credits, low emissions and super high mpg are all worthy goals, but in the end, it's all about the price. Lower the price and sell more cars -- in this case, it's just that simple.

Interspecies Hook-Ups?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 01.23.2014 | Green

And that's why birds do it, bees do it Even educated fleas do it Let's do it, let's fall in love! But do lions do it with tigers, and zebras wit...

5 Sports Car Stunners You'll Be Shocked To Learn Are Hybrids

The Huffington Post | Gregory Fink | Posted 12.31.2013 | Technology

Toss aside your thoughts of what a hybrid car should be. Beginning in 2014, automakers like Porsche, Ferrari and BMW will be putting electric motors a...

Hybrid vs Combustion: An Experiment You've Been Prevented From Seeing. Until Now! (VIDEO)

Jon Hotchkiss | Posted 08.20.2013 | Business
Jon Hotchkiss

Have you ever seen hybrid cars face off simultaneously against combustion engine cars under the same conditions? With side by side scrutiny, we are able to determine...

Tesla's Big Issue With Selling Its Electric Cars Isn't What You Expect

Reuters | Deepa Seetharaman and Corrie MacLaggan | Posted 06.06.2013 | Technology

(Reuters) - Elon Musk, the chief executive of electric carmaker Tesla Motors Inc, criticized the traditional way of selling cars in the United States ...

Damn. That Car's Electric: The Slow Journey of Getting Off Gas

Kurt A. Gardinier | Posted 07.31.2013 | Business
Kurt A. Gardinier

I sided with Germany when I was 16 and with Japan by my late-20s. Their vehicles were simply superior to American ones in most every way. I now side with America for the first time, having recently purchased my first American car.

Failure Rising: Stories We Learn From

Anya Cherneff | Posted 06.16.2013 | Impact
Anya Cherneff

Like most difficult undertakings, the field of International Development is rife with failure. Sites like Admitting Failure and events like FailFaireDC 2012 have attempted to bring together stories of projects gone wrong.

Nissan To Produce Electric Vehicle In America

Posted 11.08.2012 | Green

From Earth Techling's Nino Marchetti: Been waiting for an American made Nissan Leaf? Turns out you may not have to wait much longer, as we are very...

How He Built This Awesome, Electric Convertible

Posted 09.17.2012 | Teen

A few years ago, Juan, a high school senior, bought himself a sleek, bright yellow Honda S2000 convertible. But he didn't buy it to cruise around and ...

Ford Takes On Toyota In Hybrid Battle

AP | DEE-ANN DURBIN | Posted 05.17.2012 | Business

DETROIT -- Ford is taking on Toyota in the hybrid market. Ford Motor Co. said Thursday that its new C-Max hybrid small minivan will have a base price...

Historic Progress on the Environment Under President Obama

Frances Beinecke | Posted 04.17.2012 | Green
Frances Beinecke

Even in the face of a year of unprecedented and unrelenting congressional assault on the environment, President Obama has proven that prosperity fits hand-in-hand with clean air and clean water, and strong public health protections.

Gas-Sipping Cars Drive Away With Top Safety Ratings

Wendy Gordon | Posted 03.19.2012 | Green
Wendy Gordon

When my husband and I go to buy a car, our money is on the one with the best safety record. Which, as it turns out, could very well be the more fuel efficient car.

More Than a Desperate Housewife, Eva Longoria Talks Activism

Avital Andrews | Posted 02.20.2012 | Green
Avital Andrews

Eva Longoria, who plays the self-involved Gabrielle Solis on ABC's Desperate Housewives, takes on extracurricular projects that set her far apart from her shallow onscreen persona.

Exxon Mobil Predicts Surge In Hybrid Vehicles

AP | CHRIS KAHN | Posted 02.07.2012 | Green

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For Detroit, Size Matters: Will Automakers Latch on to Loopholes and Undercut New Emissions Rules?

Dan Becker | Posted 01.28.2012 | Detroit
Dan Becker

The Obama administration has proposed rules that would determine how far 2025 cars go on a gallon of gas. Surprisingly, though, auto companies can dictate how successful the program will be. This presents Detroit with an unusual challenge.

Do You Want to Live in Sustainia?

Erik Rasmussen | Posted 12.27.2011 | Green
Erik Rasmussen

Sustainia is the new sustainable world where applied green technology and sustainable solutions are well established and actually are making a better life for its habitants.

Car Dealers Want to Block Standards that Will Save Drivers Money and Cut Oil Use

Peter Lehner | Posted 11.20.2011 | Green
Peter Lehner

The lobbying group for car dealers wants to block new fuel efficiency standards that will save drivers $80 billion a year at the pump, saying clean car standards are a sign of "over regulation."

New Hybrid SUVs And Luxury Cars For 2012

The Daily Green | Posted 11.16.2011 | Green

There are both positive and negative signs for sales of hybrid cars in the fall of 2011, but it seems clear that they are a permanent and growing nich...

Japan's People Come Together to Ration Energy While We Continue to Pump Tankerful of Profits Into Big Oil

Raymond J. Learsy | Posted 10.02.2011 | Green
Raymond J. Learsy

Given the market distortions at hand, it is time to set limits on the use of gasoline throughout the nation by mandating consumption ceilings that would apply to gasoline only, while alternative fuels would be unencumbered

Hybrid Drivers Lose Special Privileges In California

AP | By DAISY NGUYEN | Posted 08.29.2011 | Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES -- For six years, California gave owners of hybrid cars the keys to the fast lane: permission to drive alone among carpoolers. Now hybrid...

Automakers Extend Factory Shutdowns In Japan

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Japanese auto companies on Wednesday extended shutdowns of car-assembly plants affected by the country's devastating earthquake and...

Hybrid Cars Need To Be Louder, Congress Rules

AP | KEN THOMAS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Silent hybrid vehicles may soon be a thing of the past. Auto safety regulators would be required to set minimum sound levels for hyb...

Mileage: This Isn't Rocket Science. It's Auto Mechanics

Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dan Becker and James Gerstenzang

The next big thing from Detroit may not just be a new car, but a new car industry: Transformed, modern and competitive. This month, with traditional ...