Volvo will only sell electric cars starting in 2019

July 5, 2017 by  
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In just two years, every Volvo vehicle rolling off the production line will be electric. Volvo has announced that starting in 2019, every model it sells will have some sort of electrification – either in the form of a mild-hybrid system, a plug-in hybrid or a fully-electric powertrain. The news marks a significant change for a major automaker, and it follows Volvo’s announcement last month that its Polestar brand will become a standalone high-performance EV brand. Volvo will introduce a full lineup of electrified vehicles across its model range, embracing fully electric cars, plug-in hybrid cars and 48-volt mild-hybrid cars. Related: Volvo will introduce an electric car by 2019 – and it could have a 325-mile driving range “This is about the customer,” said Håkan Samuelsson, president and chief executive of Volvo Cars. “People increasingly demand electrified cars and we want to respond to our customers’ current and future needs. You can now pick and choose whichever electrified Volvo you wish.” Volvo currently offers plug-in hybrid versions of models like the XC90 and S90, but there aren’t any fully-electric models in its lineup. Volvo will introduce three new electric cars between 2019 and 2021, while the Polestar brand will introduce an additional two models during the same time period. “This announcement marks the end of the solely combustion engine-powered car,” said Mr Samuelsson. “ Volvo Cars has stated that it plans to have sold a total of 1m electrified cars by 2025. When we said it we meant it. This is how we are going to do it.” Images @Volvo + Volvo

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Octopi are taking over the oceans, and no one knows why

May 24, 2016 by  
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A new study published in the journal Current Biology has revealed some startling statistics — a group of researchers from the University of Adelaide have found that since the 1950s, the population of cephalopods (octopus, squid, and cuttlefish) in the world’s oceans has exploded. What makes this truly curious is the fact that climate change, overfishing, and ocean acidification have caused the numbers of many fish and shellfish species to plummet during the same period. Scientists…

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14 green furniture designs using reclaimed, recycled or rapidly renewable materials

May 24, 2016 by  
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Fiber Chair by MUUTO Designer Iskos-Berlin at MUUTO combines midcentury modern with a modern flair. The fiber chair is made from Microfiber, form-pressed composition of plastic and wood fibers from left over from furniture scraps. Look closely and you can see the beautiful gradient of colors in throughout the smooth finish. Terrace Table by Lubo Design What do you get when you take apart an old barn? Lubo Brezina’s amazing Terrace Table. Pieces of an old barn floor are harmoniously arranged…

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BP gives top executive a 20% salary hike despite 7,000 recent layoffs

March 4, 2016 by  
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BP ’s chief executive Bob Dudley made a whopping $19.6 million last year , despite the company’s record losses during the same time period. The oil giant also laid off some 7,000 workers last year, prompting the High Pay Center to accuse BP of losing “contact with reality.” Dudley’s 2015 salary represents a 20-percent increase in total compensation over the previous year’s figures, and the company is defending the hike tooth-and-nail in a way that suggests reality is indeed a foreign concept. Read the rest of BP gives top executive a 20% salary hike despite 7,000 recent layoffs

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Carbon Emissions at All-Time High Despite Economic Slowdown

March 16, 2010 by  
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If there were one good thing to come out of the economic recession , you would think it would be a decrease in carbon emissions from industrial slowdowns. Unfortunately, new research shows that’s not the case. Data measured by Norway’s Zeppelin station on the Arctic Svalbard showed that carbon dioxide levels were actually higher this year than during the same period in 2009.

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Underwater Volcanoes Help Suck Carbon from the Air

March 16, 2010 by  
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Scientists recently determined the planet has an unlikely ally in the battle against climate change– undersea volcanoes. A group of Australian and French scientists found that a vast network of underwater volcanoes in the Southern Ocean pump out nutrient-rich water, promoting phytoplankton growth.

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