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Chinese City to Become World’s First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

Chinese City to Become World’s First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

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    Chinese City to Become World’s First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

    Chinese City to Become World’s First to Switch Entire Bus Fleet to Electric

    The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

    These 100 Companies Are to Blame for 71% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1988

    These 100 Companies Are to Blame for 71% of Greenhouse Gas Emissions Since 1988

    New research claims that just 100 fossil fuel producers are to blame for 71 percent of industrial greenhouse gases since 1988, the year human-induced climate change was officially recognized through the establishment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). Despite the landmark establishment, the oil, coal and gas industry has expanded significantly and has […]

    U.S. Judge Approves Historic Settlement in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

    U.S. Judge Approves Historic Settlement in Volkswagen Emissions Scandal

    A U.S. federal judge approved a $14.7 billion settlement in the Volkswagen “Dieselgate” scandal. Yuankuei / Flickr This is one of the largest consumer lawsuits affecting more than 475,000 diesel cars in the U.S. The settlement gives Volkswagen owners the option to sell their vehicle back or get a free fix. “The settlement is fair, […]

    Find Out How Much the Earth Has Changed Since You Were Born

    Find Out How Much the Earth Has Changed Since You Were Born

    A unique interactive website gives you a new perspective on your time on Earth. BBC Earth’s “Your life on earth” interactive takes your birthdate, gender and height to give you a personalized look at how the Earth has changed since you were born. Factoids provided include: how many times your heart has beaten; how far […]

    Salt Lake City Makes Historic Commitment to 100% Renewables by 2032

    Salt Lake City Makes Historic Commitment to 100% Renewables by 2032

    Salt Lake City announced Wednesday its commitment to transition to 100 percent renewable energy sources by 2032. The city also plans to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent by 2040. Mayor Jackie Biskupski and city council members signed a joint resolution Tuesday creating the Climate Positive 2040 commitment. The resolution acknowledges the scientific consensus that […]