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Major climate data sets have underestimated the rate of global warming in the last 15 years owing largely to poor data...
The tsetse fly is best known as the vector for the trypanosome parasites that cause sleeping sickness and a disease in...
The National Institutes of Health is revising its "two strikes" rule, which allowed researchers only one chance to...
By stabilizing the components of retromers, molecular complexes that act like recycling bins in cells, a recently...
Fossil fuels power modern society by generating heat, but much of that heat is wasted. Semiconductor devices called...
Researchers are gaining insights into what made Supertyphoon Haiyan so powerful and devastating through post-storm...
Millions around the world got a first-hand look at what it was like to be in Tacloban while it was pummeled by...
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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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