Dyson gets serious, charging with AI, Ghosn resigns: Today’s Car News

Path projection system for self-driving carsAmericans are taking climate change more seriously, and a majority think the government should do something about it, two new studies show. A startup company thinks it has a software hack to help electric-car batteries charge faster. And Nissan's Carlos Ghosn has resigned as Chairman and CEO of Renault. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In a...

Most Americans plan action to alleviate climate change

Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018There's nothing like hitting people where they live to goad them into action. After a year of record fires in California and floods in Texas and on the East Coast, more Americans are taking climate change seriously—and significant portions are willing to take financial steps to combat it. The first poll, from the University of Chicago Energy...

Will climate talks bring real progress? Twitter poll results

Smokestacks pollution air qualityLast month, world leaders met in Poland to agree on the next steps in measuring and limiting climate change. Despite the U.S., Australia, Russia, Saudi Arabia and others meeting on the sidelines to promote burning coal, the leaders reached some agreements on how the Paris Climate Accords will be implemented when it goes into effect in 2020: Each...

Will climate talks bring real progress? Take our Twitter poll

Smokestacks pollution air qualityLast weekend, climate talks in Poland wrapped up by scraping a length of thorns off the Paris-agreement rose stem. Global leaders de-thorned issues as sharp as how nations will measure progress toward reducing greenhouse-gas emissions, whether planting more forests should count, for example, how countries will report on progress, and how those...

Automakers face big fines in Europe for missing CO2 targets

Smokestacks pollution air qualityAs global leaders meet in Poland to hammer out details about how to meet Paris Climate Accord targets, a new study shows that European automakers aren't introducing electric cars nearly fast enough to meet European standards—and the delay could cost them. The European Union has set the strictest limits on carbon-dioxide emissions from cars...

Latest climate study says it’s already too late

Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018Sit down before you read this. Good. With all the dire warnings about climate-change coming from the most recent studies—from the Fourth National Climate Assessment released on Black Friday to an October report by the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change which showed that catastrophic effects could hit by 2040—the latest news...

Black Friday report shows climate change already very expensive in U.S.

Hurricane Florence approaches U.S. East Coast Sept. 12, 2018A long-awaited climate report that the Trump administration released on Black Friday reportedly in an attempt to bury the news, shows that climate change is already having a dramatic effect on life in the U.S., and that among the things it will damage is the American economy. The report anticipates that if significant steps aren't taken to reduce...