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A recent study estimates that about 1.6 million people in China die each year — roughly 4,000 a day — from heart, lung, and stroke disorders due to poor air quality.
Shale explorers pushing to expand oil production are struggling to find enough fracking crews after thousands of workers were dismissed during the crude rout.
U.S. gasoline demand has been weaker than expected this year, but a growing economy and relatively cheap pump prices have the energy industry expecting record demand again this summer driving season, which should help drain the global oil glut.
When Tesla bought a decommissioned car factory in Fremont, California, Elon Musk transformed the old-fashioned, unionized plant into a much-vaunted “factory of the future”, where giant robots named after X-Men shape and fold sheets of metal inside a gleaming white mecca of advanced manufacturing.
The gas station is in for a major overhaul. The world’s big oil companies have all sorts of potential changes on the drawing board, including new fuel options, restaurants and shops, and package-delivery services.
Across the U.S. more than 15 million people live within a mile of an oil or gas well – and a new app is making it easier for those people to know exactly where those wells are located within their neighborhoods.
The market share of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids kept increasing steadily in California during the first quarter of 2017. On the other hand, the market share of hybrids, excluding plug-ins, has been declining since 2013 and continues to do so in the current calendar year.
Congress is probably not going to grant such deep cuts, but the numbers are nonetheless important, for two reasons.
The spill was never made public by the regulator and details about the well, its whereabouts and operator remain secret.
With a combined peak 680 horsepower, the car will sprint from a stop to 62 miles per hour in under 2.3 seconds (look out, Tesla). Top speed is limited, though, to 155 miles per hour.