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A small number of Google Street View cars are recording more than photos of the road — they’re also taking snapshots of the air quality around them. Aclima, a company that creates networks of environmental sensors, announced this week that it’s been working with Google to put air quality detectors on some of its cars.
Improvements in vehicle quality have made cars more reliable, so consumers are less likely to scrap their vehicles when they buy new ones.
The Coast Guard received a call about the oil sheen from the Santa Barbara County Fire Department around 10:40 a.m., spokesperson Sondra-Kay Kneen tells KPCC.
Hillary Clinton’s newly unveiled climate vision sounds ambitious on its face: 500 million new solar panels from coast to coast, eco-minded energy tax breaks and enough green power to keep the lights on in every U.S. home. But just as glaring are the details she left out.
Saying they have enough supplies to last for days, a group of 13 Greenpeace USA activists rappelled off the St. Johns Bridge over the Willamette River early Wednesday in an effort to block a Shell Oil Arctic icebreaker from leaving Portland.
More than a quarter million sockeye salmon returning from the ocean to spawn are either dead or dying in the Columbia River and its tributaries due to warming water temperatures.
Republican Senator Lisa Murkowski is sponsoring a bill to lift the ban on exporting American crude oil. Send U.S. oil abroad, she argues, so America can “compete against our foes in a way that doesn’t involve sending our troops in and boots on the ground.”
U.S. energy companies are planning more layoffs, asset sales and financial maneuvers to deal with a recent, sudden drop in U.S. crude-oil prices to under $50 a barrel, the lowest level in four months.
llions of vacationers escape to national parks each summer to take in the fresh air and scenic vistas. But a report released Tuesday by a conservation group finds that some of the nation’s most treasured landscapes are plagued with polluted air and hazy skies — and remain decades behind schedule in restoring visibility.
Oil futures settled on Monday at their lowest levels since March, with U.S. prices under $48 a barrel, pressured by a weekly climb in rigs as a steep plunge in the Shanghai stock market fed worries about a slowdown in Chinese energy demand.