Per capita electricity use was higher in the 1970s than today.
Jan. 22, 2021 • ~7 min
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A new long-lasting, quick-charging electric car battery may offer a way to ease drivers' "range anxiety"—the fear of running out of power.
Jan. 20, 2021 • ~5 min
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Former Colorado Gov. Bill Ritter explains how the new administration can mobilize all parts of his government as it faces five big climate challenges.
Jan. 12, 2021 • ~9 min
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Air pollution may contribute to Alzheimer’s and dementia risk – here's what we're learning from brain scans
The tiny air pollutants known as PM2.5, emitted by vehicles, factories and power plants, aren’t just a hazard for lungs. A study finds more brain shrinkage in older women exposed to pollution.
Jan. 5, 2021 • ~7 min
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New research digs into carbon emissions from ride-hailing services with an eye towards disentangling those stats from other emissions sources.
Dec. 29, 2020 • ~6 min
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We've devised a way to factor in noise annoyance levels in drone design.
Dec. 21, 2020 • ~5 min
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MIT researchers develop novel EV emissions model to quantify importance of vehicle charging patterns and impact of ambient temperature on EV emissions levels.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~8 min
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Fluorine, a relatively abundant and light element, may be a good substitute for lithium without changing how long batteries last much.
Dec. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
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Any green industrial revolution will need lots more electric cars – we're experimenting to see what does and doesn't work.
Dec. 16, 2020 • ~6 min
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The possibility of a future powered significantly by clean hydrogen takes a small step closer.
Dec. 8, 2020 • ~3 min