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Amazon’s Bezos pledges $10bn to fight climate change – Aljazeera.com

Jeff Bezos is CEO and founder of Amazon, which has faced recent protests by environmental activists in France and rising pressure from its employees to take action on climate change [File: AP Photo/Reed Saxon] Amazon Chief Executive Officer Jeff Bezos…

Car sharing innovation and impact: Comparing European cities

(Politecnico di Torino) While waiting for the publication of the toolkit for local decision-makers, expected by the summer, some European case studies analyzed in the STARS project are presented in Bremen

Researchers virtually ‘unwind’ lithium battery for the first time

(The Faraday Institution) An international team led by researchers at UCL has revealed new insights into the workings of a lithium battery by virtually ‘unrolling’ its coil of electrode layers using an algorithm designed for papyrus scrolls.

8 New Electric Vehicles Coming To Australia This Year

There will be at least eight new electric vehicle models coming to Australia’s market in 2020, which will add more variety for drivers wanting to cut out their carbon emissions. The new models arriving this year include: the Audi e-tron, Porsche Taycan, Mercedes-Benz EQC, MG ZSEV, Mini Cooper SE electric, and vehicles from Volvo and Polestar. There is also a new local player, EV Automotive

New exhaust gas measurement registers ultrafine pollutant particles for the first time

(Graz University of Technology) Together with international partners, researchers at Graz University of Technology have developed a measurement method that measures particles below 10 nanometers for the first time and will contribute to the implementation of future, stricter emission standards.

Denmark Researchers Use Seaweed to Power a Car

Each year, 25 million tons of seaweed is harvested, most of which is in Asia and used for human consumption and cosmetics. But what about using it to power our vehicles? Danish scientists recently announced they have used a seaweed fuel to power an automobile, achieving speeds of 50 mph (80 kph), using a biofuel […]

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The 2 Big Questions Regarding Volkswagen’s Future

Volkswagen is launching into what could be a huge electric decade that reinvents and rejuvenates the large global automotive group. Yes, the Volkswagen ID.3 — which is sort of supposed to be the VW Beetle or Golf of this century — has some delays. Reinvention can be tough

REE mineral-bearing rocks found in eastern Mojave Desert

(Geological Society of America) Scientists from the US Geological Survey have mapped a rare earth element deposit of magmatic carbonatite located in the Mountain Pass region of the eastern Mojave Desert. The new report details the geophysical and geological setting of the deposit, including a map of the deposit’s subsurface extent, to help land-use managers evaluate sites for further exploration. The report was recently published in the Geological Society of America’s online journal, Geosphere.

Climate change: If you worry about global warming, the next car you buy should be electric – USA TODAY

If you’re concerned about climate change, the next car you buy really should be electric.  Why? Because the average car, SUV or light truck in the United States is on the road for 11.8 years. So vehicles bought this coming year…