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Lead fallout from Notre Dame fire was likely overlooked

(Earth Institute at Columbia University) A new study, published today in GeoHealth, used soil samples collected from neighborhoods around the cathedral to estimate local amounts of lead fallout from the fire.

Research determines financial benefit from driving electric vehicles

(DOE/National Renewable Energy Laboratory) Motorists can save as much as $14,500 on fuel costs over 15 years by driving an electric vehicle instead of a similar one fueled by gasoline, according to a new analysis conducted by researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Idaho National Laboratory (INL).

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Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new study finds.

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Decline in green energy spending might offset COVID-era emissions benefits

Researchers have documented short-term environmental benefits during the COVID-19-related lockdown, but that silver lining could be far outweighed by a long-term decline on clean energy investments, a new study finds.

Norway × Tesla & EV Evolution … True Fuel Efficiency … Goodbye, PHEVs — CleanTechnica Top 20

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica last week involved Tesla sales in Norway and Norway’s EV market evolution, the efficiency of a battery electric car versus a hydrogen car versus a gasoline car, an explanation of why the plug-in hybrid phase should be exiting, and much more. Scroll down below to see the top 20 stories of the week

Ignore The Green Puffery: Fossil Fuels Are Here To Stay

The easy thinking flies smoothly off the keyboard: “Fossil Fuels are Done”; “End of the Oil Era”; “The Inevitable Death of Natural Gas”; “The Demise of King Coal”; On and on, a parade of abstractions unconnected to the empirical world…

Electric Vehicles Are Cleaner Than Gasoline Vehicles (New Fact Sheet)

Driving an electric vehicle (EV) results in less global warming emissions than the average gasoline-fueled vehicle. As the US electricity grid gets cleaner (by shifting away from coal and adding solar and wind power), the benefits of EVs compared with gasoline vehicles will continue to grow

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Dogs can detect traces of gasoline down to one billionth of a teaspoon

Trained dogs can detect fire accelerants such as gasoline in quantities as small as one billionth of a teaspoon, according to new research by chemists. The study provides the lowest estimate of the limit of sensitivity of dogs’ noses and has implications for arson investigations.

Wind, Solar And Biofuel Energy Are Devastating Planet Earth

Never in my wildest dreams did I envision a day when I’d agree with anything filmmaker Michael Moore said – much less that he would agree with me. But mirabile dictu, his new film, Planet of the Humans, is as…