2018 Nissan Leaf debuts with 150 mile driving range for just 30k

September 6, 2017 by  
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After teasing us for weeks, Nissan has finally unveiled the second-generation 2018 Nissan Leaf. The new Leaf is completely new inside and out, with single-pedal driving, automation, more power, and most importantly, its driving range has been increased to a more usable 150 miles. It’s hard to believe that it’s already been seven years since the first Nissan Leaf arrived in 2010. Now seven years later the Leaf is facing much stiffer competition than it originally did. As a result, the new Leaf has been amped up to tackle the Chevy Bolt and the Tesla Model 3. Related: BMW releases a sportier i3 electric car For starters, Nissan fixed the main concern electric car buyers had with the last generation: its driving range. With a max 107 mile driving range, the current generation Leaf has been overshadowed by the Bolt, Model 3 and even slightly squeezed out by the BMW i3 and 2017 VW e-Golf. With the 2018 Nissan Leaf being able to now travel 150 miles on a single charge, that means the Leaf is now closer to the top of the segment, only to be out done by Tesla and the Chevy Bolt . Under the hood, there’s also a new electric powertrain that now generates 147 horsepower and 236 lb-ft. of torque. If you want a more powerful Nissan Leaf with a longer driving range, Nissan has confirmed that another more expensive version of the Leaf is coming for 2019. Besides the new electric powertrain, the 2018 Leaf also features new driving technologies. The ProPILOT Assist driver assistance technology allows for semi-autonomous driving on single-lane highways. The 2018 Leaf also comes with Nissan’s new e-Pedal technology, that perfects one-pedal driving. It lets drivers start, accelerate, decelerate and stop by using only the accelerator. Inside the 2018 Leaf’s seats are covered in seats with vibrant blue stitching and a new 7-inch touchscreen sits in the center console. Apple CarPlay and Android Auto have also been added. The 2018 Nissan Leaf is scheduled to arrive in the U.S. and Europe in early 2018. Pricing for the 2018 Leaf in the U.S. will start at $29,990. Images @Nissan + Nissan

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Israeli nonprofit plans to send a robotic rover to the moon in 2017

October 7, 2015 by  
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Since the first moon landing, residents of this here planet Earth have been obsessed with returning to that silvery orb in the sky. Humans haven’t walked on the moon since 1972, although space agencies around the globe have been busy exploring other parts of the solar system. Now, a private nonprofit organization from Israel is gearing up to do what no other group of private citizens on Earth has done. The team secured a launch contract to send a rover into space , and they are hoping to land on the moon in the second half of 2017. Read the rest of Israeli nonprofit plans to send a robotic rover to the moon in 2017

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BP to pay record $21 billion in settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

October 7, 2015 by  
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The reckoning has finally come for British Petroleum’s massive 2010 oil spill off the Gulf Coast, with a court settlement of nearly $21 billion related to the disaster. The Washington Examiner reports that the money will be split up and used to fund various projects to help address the environmental disaster, including: a $5.5 billion penalty for civil claims under the Clean Water Act, $7.1 billion in claims under the Oil Pollution Act, $1 billion for early restoration work, $4.9 billion for the five Gulf states, and $1 billion for local governments. “Once approved by the court, this agreement will launch one of the largest environmental restoration efforts the world has ever seen,” Lynch said. Read the rest of BP to pay record $21 billion in settlement for Deepwater Horizon oil spill

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Oving Architecten envelopes former concentration camp house in glass box

October 7, 2015 by  
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How Much Has Changed During the Last 30 Years of Clean Energy?

August 5, 2011 by  
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It’s been 30 years since the first Musicians United for Safe Energy concert to raise awareness against nuclear energy. So much has changed in the world of renewable energy since then, but a few things have remained the same.

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Amazon.com Flunks Forest Ethics’ Green Paper Policy Test – FedEx Office Gets an A-

September 14, 2010 by  
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photo: Gabriel Legaré via flickr Forest Ethics has released the 2010 edition of their Green Grades scorecard on sustainable paper practices in the office supply sector. Though since the first scorecard was released in 2007, they note that some of the world’s largest stores have made “huge environmental progress” some prominent retailers still receive failing grades or poor grades

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Spotlighting the Green Benefits of LEDs

September 2, 2010 by  
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Since the first humans carried a torch to provide light, heat has been a by-product of producing light. Traditional electric lights give off more heat than light. But LEDs are twice as efficient as fluorescents at converting electricity to light, generate very little heat, are nearly maintenance free and provide a high quality of light.

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Everest Expedition To Clean World’s Highest Garbage Dump

April 19, 2010 by  
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Photo: Trash in the Himalayas ( Columbus Magazine ) An expedition of twenty Nepali climbers will head out this week to clean what’s known as the world’s highest garbage dump. Located above 8,000 meters (26,246 feet) in the “death zone” of Mount Everest, it’s named for its notoriously oxygen-poor air, freezing temperatures and dangerous terrain

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Today on Planet 100: Climate-Induced Volcanoes (Video)

April 19, 2010 by  
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