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Officials last week revealed that the U.S. contribution to ITER could cost $3.9 billion by 2034—roughly four times the...
An experimental hepatitis B drug that looked safe in animal trials tragically killed five of 15 patients in 1993. Now,...
Using the two high-quality genomes that exist for Neandertals and Denisovans, researchers find clues to gene activity...
A new report from the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) concludes that humanity has done little to slow...
Astronomers have discovered an Earth-sized planet in the habitable zone of a red dwarf—a star cooler than the sun—500...
Three years ago, Jennifer Francis of Rutgers University proposed that a warming Arctic was altering the behavior of the...
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Electric Cars Won't Save the Environment
26 February 2014 11:00 am
One of the biggest reasons consumers purchase electric cars is to help reduce air pollution, but it turns out they may not be as helpful as we think. A study analyzing the future impact of the eco-friendly cars found that by 2050, they will barely contribute to overall emissions reduction, according to National Geographic. The researchers believe that’s because cars and trucks contribute to a mere fifth of the country’s current greenhouse gas emissions—and big carbon producers, such as power plants, need to be cleaned up to really have an impact.
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