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Every Driver Can Curtail Exhaust Emissions - Apr 1, 2013 - 12:00:29 AM
Find out what fuel-efficient driving techniques you can use to prevent more CO2 from entering the atmosphere and save money on fuel costs as well.

Driving Green For Dummies: It's Easier And Cheaper Than You Think - Aug 20, 2012 - 11:20:32 PM
Driving green for dummies: It's easier and cheaper than you think. Green driving can help you to improve your cars fuel economy and reduce emissions.

Easy Steps Toward Green Driving - Dec 26, 2011 - 1:15:19 AM
Easy steps toward green driving with these helpful car care tips from and the synthetic oil experts at Royal Purple. Any car can become greener with the proper care.

Five Tips For Greening Your Ride And Your Wallet For The Summer Drive - Jul 12, 2011 - 7:53:54 PM
Read these five tips for greening your ride and your wallet for the summer drive. With gas prices up again and summer driving season here you can still save money with these friendly tips from Valvoline Oil.

King Of The 'Green' Road - Eco-friendly Tires For Your Car - Mar 11, 2011 - 12:08:05 AM
King of the 'Green' Road find eco-friendly tires for your car. Going green is big these days and it should be. Being environmentally friendly is important. Make your car as green as it can be with these interesting tips from

Recycling Your Vehicle - Jan 14, 2011 - 7:52:00 PM
Finding ways to divert harmful waste from our landfills is a constant concern for Canadians. Many times, we forget that recycling goes beyond household items and in fact spills into our driveways with some of the largest polluters out there – our vehicles.

Greener Pastures: P2O Plants Convert Farm Waste to Fuel - Jul 21, 2010 - 6:39:25 PM
Greener Pastures: P2O Plants Convert Farm Waste to Fuel (NewsUSA) - Don't let those fields of green confuse you -- most farming isn't environmentally friendly. From animal waste to pesticides and fertilizers to plastic trash, farms take their toll on Mother Earth. But some companies are looking to help farms

How Bad Is The BP Oil Leak? - Jun 5, 2010 - 8:14:36 PM
How bad is the BP oil leak? Let's find out from EarthTalk the environmental ezine about this environmental threat. Oil is used to make products we use on a daily basis. Those products include gasoline for our vehicles and plastics. Find out more about this catastrophic oil spill that is

Recycle Your Car - May 3, 2010 - 8:56:59 PM
Recycle your car at the scrap yard. Scrap yards have been recycling for years. Find out more about recycling your vehicle by reading about Retire Your Ride recycling program that is going on up in Canada. This government run program has had a lot of success. Find out more.

The Smart Way To Replace Your Vehicle - May 3, 2010 - 8:27:38 PM
Find the smart way to replace your vehicle with this informative article about how to retire your ride.

Retire Your Ride Recycling Program - May 3, 2010 - 8:21:17 PM
Find out about the Retire Your Ride Recycling Program. It's a national car recycling programs that Canada is having lots of success with. Canada has retired and recycled over 60,000 cars from 1995 or older. Learn more about this car recycling program.

Green Car Care Tips Your Car Can Go Green - Mar 28, 2010 - 5:19:42 PM
Use "Green Car Care Tips" so your car can go green. Environmental issues are a hot topic right now, and rightfully so. You may not be able to afford that Hybrid vehicle right now, but there are still green measures you can take.

Magnesium Chloride Keeps Roads Safe - Mar 28, 2010 - 5:03:53 PM
Magnesium Chloride Keeps Roads Safe...this is the suprising ingredient that helps us keep roads safe in the summer and winter.

Environmental Impact Of Snow Removal - Feb 27, 2010 - 12:36:36 AM
What is the environmental impact of snow removal and deicing? Let's find out what EarthTalk says about these problems that can effect our freshwater ecosystems and local drinking water supplies.

Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline From EarthTalk - Jan 19, 2010 - 10:26:43 PM
Find out about Nitrogen enriched gasoline (NOx) from EarthTalk. Dear EarthTalk: Since nitrogen oxide compounds are components of smog and are common water pollutants, does nitrogen-enriched gasoline create additional pollution? -- Rick Oestrike, Poughkeepsie, NY

LED Lighting Automotive Technology - May 31, 2009 - 10:08:28 PM
LED lighting automotive to make your car greener. LED automotive lighting can help you to make your car greener. The 2010 Ford Mustang's LED tail lamps use 87 percent less energy than standard bulb lamps.

This Spring, Orange is the New Green - Mar 4, 2009 - 9:15:43 PM
Orange oil and tires are a strange combination, but somehow they work together. Find out from Yokohama tires just what is so special about this strange combination.

It's Getting Easier For Drivers To Go Green - Mar 4, 2009 - 9:00:34 PM
Green vehicles don't have to be electric or hybrids. You can take some positive steps to help your vehicle go green.

Yellow School Buses: Greener Than Many Think - Feb 2, 2009 - 4:36:54 PM
Are those yellow school buses environmentally friendly? Those school buses might be greener than you think...take a look.

Biofuel From Algae Holds Up Against Other Alternative Fuels - Jan 31, 2009 - 11:12:08 AM
You hardly hear about biofuel from algae. The answer it offers us is usually drummed out by the noise from other alternative fuels such as, gasoline/electric hybrids, ethanol, biodiesel and propane. The algae biofuel packs quite a punch and is inexpensive to cultivate.

Is it Karma? Is the Fisker Karma the Hybrid Car Answer? - Jan 31, 2009 - 11:00:51 AM
Is the Fisker Karma the answer to Plug in Hybrid car technology that has eluded us? Plug in hybrid vehicles like the Tesla, the Volt, hang in front of us like fruit from a tree...but this green hybrid dream has been difficult to realize.

Diesel Engines Are Cleaner And More Powerful - Jan 8, 2009 - 7:48:45 PM
Diesel engines are cleaner and more powerful. Find out about improvements in recent diesel technology and the BMW 335d and it's BMW X5 xDrive35d model.

Luxury Goes Green - Dec 31, 2008 - 8:04:01 PM
Lexus Hybrid goes green. Keeping with today's environmental concerns Lexus helps lead the way in the hybrid car market.

Driving or Flying Which is More Eco-friendly? - Nov 14, 2008 - 3:22:09 PM
Here's a question from an EarthTalk reader. Is driving a car or flying more eco-friendly... Cars or Planes? Let's see what EarthTalk says.

EarthTalk: Used Motor Oil And Water Pollution - Oct 18, 2008 - 10:02:47 AM
EarthTalk tells how used motor oil contributes to pollution in our drinking water and waterways.

Looking for the Fuel of the Future - Oct 10, 2008 - 9:36:05 PM
Alternative fuels for our vehicles are the fuels of the future. Find out more about Gas-to-Liquids (GTL), “First Generation” Biofuels, “Second Generation” Biofuels and Hydrogen fuels.

Greener Car Options Gaining Popularity Among New Car Owners - Oct 4, 2008 - 9:00:18 PM
Vehicle buyers are looking for a "Greener Car", an envronmentally friendly car to help lower fuel costs and reduce their environmental footprint.

10 Eco-friendly driving Habits That Will Save You Money - Oct 1, 2008 - 7:30:24 PM
10 eco-friendly driving habits you can incorporate to save money on gasoline and go green where our environment is concerned.

Ways For Drivers To Save And Go Green - Sep 21, 2008 - 6:46:00 PM
Go green while your driving.Staying at or just below the speed limit can have a big impact on the environment and help save money. Keeping our car tires properly inflated can also save on fuel costs.

Five Easy Ways to Drive Green - Sep 11, 2008 - 7:27:26 PM
How to drive green. Here are some easy tips that make it easy to drive green. We all can make our car a more environmentally friendly automobile.

Today's Trash to Pave Tomorrow's Roads - Jun 23, 2008 - 4:50:00 PM
Going green could soon mean using some trash mixed with concrete to pave roads.

Green on the Inside - Car Interiors get Sustainable - Jun 2, 2008 - 10:05:00 PM
Car Makers are listening to the people and making cars more eco-friendly and sustainable by using new materials from renewable sources in new vehicles.

Alternative Fuels: Biodiesel - May 6, 2008 - 7:28:00 PM
Concerns over fuel prices, carbon footprints and saving our environment fuel the race for a good alternative to gasoline.

PZEVs: Making Gasoline Engines Clean, Green - May 1, 2008 - 8:40:00 PM
What are PZEV vehicles? PZEV's are affordable hybrid vehicles that use much less gasoline than a conventional car with a gasoline engine. Now you can drive green!

How to Green Your Commute - Mar 27, 2008 - 11:00:00 PM
Do you often sit in rush hour traffic, engine idling, going nowhere fast? Is your commute taking longer than it used to because of all the other cars on the road? America's urban commuters now waste an entire workweek each year -- some 38 hours -- stuck in traffic, according

Landmark Energy Bill Changes Fuel Standards - Mar 5, 2008 - 9:56:00 PM
While environmentalists celebrate the signing of a landmark energy bill that will increase fuel economy standards on all vehicles from 26.4 miles per gallon (mpg) to 35 mpg, you are probably thinking about how this will affect your wallet.

Solar Power From Road Surfaces - Mar 1, 2008 - 10:58:00 AM
Dear EarthTalk: I notice occasional solar panels on roadsides, powering individual streetlamps or signs. Is any research being done to expand on this idea and implant solar collectors in roads, parking lots or sidewalks to generate power in a similar but bigger way? -- Emily Eidenier, via e-mail

Make Your Car and Your Home a Little Greener - Feb 21, 2008 - 5:58:00 PM
It's time to "go green" and you can do that by conserving energy. Our cars are a big part of the environmental problem and there are new energy saving technologies. One of them is a new alternative to spark plugs called Pulsar pulse plugs.

Are You on the Road to Green? - Jan 28, 2008 - 4:20:00 PM
Here are some tips to help out the environment and your wallet by "going green" when it comes to your car. You can get better gas mileage, produce less vehicle emissions and help to reduce future impact on global warming by taking a few simple steps.

High Emission Vehicles Banned - Jan 27, 2008 - 9:45:00 PM
Modern cities are having an increasingly difficult time controlling the amount of pollution that their citizens are exposed to. Noise pollution, contaminated drinking water, and fumes from buses and cars all have a negative impact on the quality of life of most urban dwellers.

The Panasonic World Solar Challenge - Dec 27, 2007 - 2:20:00 PM
Alternative fuels have received a lot of press over the last few years as the increase in gas prices and escalation of global warming concerns have left both consumers and governments scrambling to find a solution to our nation’s energy needs.

Paving and Road-Building Impacts EarthTalk - Nov 24, 2007 - 10:36:00 PM
Dear EarthTalk: The impacts of all the paving that is done for new roads and parking lots must be considerable. Other than Joni Mitchell’s “They paved paradise and put up a parking lot” issue, what else is this activity doing that will come back to haunt us?

Alternative Fuels: An Overview of Energy Development - Nov 20, 2007 - 12:56:00 AM
On any given day, you likely cannot watch the television, listen to the radio or log onto the Internet and World Wide Web without encountering some sort of discussion about alternative fuels. In order for you to fully understand the debate and the progress that is (and in some instances

The Pros and Cons of Biofuels - Oct 30, 2007 - 12:56:00 AM
“A major hurdle for biofuels is the challenge of growing enough crops to meet demand, something skeptics say might well require converting just about all of the world’s remaining forests and open spaces over to agricultural land."

How Green is Your Winter Driving? - Oct 13, 2007 - 9:44:00 PM
Did you know that Canadian drivers use almost twice as much fuel in the wintertime? Follow these simple steps from Natural Resources Canada to reduce your fuel consumption, save money and help the environment.

Buying a New Hybrid? Earth Talk - Oct 13, 2007 - 12:21:00 PM
Dear EarthTalk: Short of buying a new hybrid or other “green” car, are there ways I can make my existing vehicle more eco-friendly? I bought my car recently and am not quite ready to give it up. -- Bettie Hilliker, Lansing, MI

Pollution By Trucks - Oct 4, 2007 - 6:24:00 PM
Dear EarthTalk: Are there any efforts underway to lessen the environmental impact—which must be considerable—of all the “18 wheelers” and other large vehicles that are numerous on our highways? -- Sadie Strauss, Madison, WI

Leave a More 'Green' Footprint - Oct 2, 2007 - 7:40:00 PM
It's routine for many on an average workday -; climb out of bed, hop in a car and brave the slow-moving traffic to work without thinking twice. But nixing the drive, and opting for public transportation instead, can be a benefit to the environment.

Frustration Over Skyrocketing Fuel Prices Forces Consumers to Take Matters into Their Own Hands Make Your Own Biodiesel Fuel - Sep 26, 2007 - 11:10:00 PM
Tips for Safely and Effectively Creating Your Own Supply of Biodiesel Fuel

The Greaseball Challenge – Rally on Vegetable Oils! - Sep 25, 2007 - 12:44:00 AM
It was all done in the spirit of the great car race tradition of old and the long road stretched all the way from the US to Central America. The only thing unique about it was the fact that all the participating vehicles ran on vegetable oil power, or to

Fuel From A Tree? - Sep 13, 2007 - 9:32:00 PM
While the thought of pulling a vehicle up to a tree and requesting a full tank of gas might seem absurd, the science behind the concept is actually very real.

Five Steps To A "Greener" Car - Jul 26, 2007 - 11:16:00 PM
Protecting the environment can take you places-especially if you do your part by making sure your car is as "green," or environmentally friendly, as possible.

Gear Up for Earth Day With Greener Driving, Auto Care - Feb 1, 2007 - 9:00:00 PM
Motorists who want to "go green" don't have to change vehicles to help the environment; they should change a few habits, say the experts at the National Institute for Automotive Service Excellence.

Four Things You Can Do to Combat Global Warming - Jan 31, 2007 - 1:10:00 AM
Right now, there are billions of tons of weight floating above your head, but don't worry, the sky isn't going to fall anytime soon. It is, however, doing something else: heating up the Earth. All around us, there are signs that global warming is a growing threat to our planet.

What is The Most Environmentally Friendly Way I Can Wash My Car? - Nov 15, 2006 - 1:33:00 PM
What is the most environmentally friendly way I can wash my car: doing it myself or going to the local car wash?

Oil drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Reserve is it really going to help? - Sep 27, 2006 - 12:15:00 PM
Let’s face it, most of us enjoy the convenience of motoring to work, the movies or to complete one of our seemingly countless errands. What we may not often think about is the global cost of thoughtlessly jumping behind the wheel. As Arctic Drilling proponents push foolhardily toward destruction of


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