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Jumpstart Maui changing one habit

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 January 6th, 2017|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV), Consumer Electronics Show (CES), electricity, Emissions, Environment, Nissan|Tags: , , , , , , , |

Arakawa is the Mayor of the County of Maui, State of Hawaii. He is Mayor of Maui, Molokai, Lanai, and Kaho'olawe. He has my vote for President. Arakawa understands that getting off the dependence of foreign oil is a National Security and economic boom. The County of Maui spends $4-6 Billion a year on petroleum. [...]

Have global climate standards reached a plateau?

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:23+00:00 December 26th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Environmental Protection Administration (EPA), Politics, Presidential candidates|Tags: , , , , , , |

Global standards are global people working together for a common cause of economics and efficiency, but are profits of one company more important than national standardization or state standardization for the good of all people? In the auto industry, there is always talk of standardization of equipment and technology. It's the standardization that brings down [...]

Baton Rouge flood victim’s Dry Pillow Diary

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:27+00:00 September 13th, 2016|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Environment, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , |

A Go Fund Me account has been set up for Steve Wheeler and his family. Wheeler is a journalist whose house has to be almost completely reconstructed after of the epic floods in Baton Rouge, Louisiana dumped over two feet of water in forty-eight hours. Wheeler took to Facebook to let his friends and family [...]

The Five Seasons of California on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions, Environment, Featured, Health & Fitness, Technology|

Most States have four seasons, Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter. In California, we have five seasons. The fifth season is called fire season. Most people don't even realize it when they say it, but once the rain stops, and the grass starts turning green people start talking about California's fifth season, fire season. The Five [...]

Merchants of Doubt film shows the politics of climate change on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:59+00:00 March 21st, 2015|Categories: #climatechange, #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Environment, Featured, Food and Wine, Newsletter, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy Who remembers that climate change was a top priority early in George W Bush’s first term as US president? Merchants of Doubt, a new documentary film released in US cinemas this week, reminds us that in June 2001 Bush and the Republican party were 100% committed to curbing carbon emissions causing global [...]

Save Half the Planet, or Lose It All on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T19:38:26+00:00 January 19th, 2015|Categories: #climatechange, #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Food and Wine, Newsletter, Stephen Leahy|

By Stephen Leahy MÉRIDA, Mexico, Nov 17 2009 (IPS) - At least half the planet must be protected if humanity is to survive the next century, declared conservationists at the conclusion of 9th World Wilderness Congress on Friday, Nov. 13. “That is what the science said, this is what many aboriginal people say,” [...]

Exposing how the U.S. manipulates climate change on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:07+00:00 November 24th, 2014|Categories: #climatechange, #drivingthenation, #louannhammond, #unitedstates, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Food and Wine, Newsletter|

By Stephen Leahy Who remembers that climate change was a top priority early in George W Bushs first term as US president? Merchants of Doubt, a new documentary film released in US cinemas this week, reminds us that in June 2001 Bush and the Republican party were 100% committed to curbing carbon emissions causing global [...]

John Kerry; We can’t prevent a large scale disaster unless¦ on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T08:00:08+00:00 November 11th, 2014|Categories: #climatechange, Automobiles and Energy, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Featured, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Politics, Technology|

UXBRIDGE, Canada, Nov 3 2014 (IPS) - “Greenhouse gas emissions from human activity are higher than ever, and were seeing more and more extreme weather and climate events….We cant prevent a large scale disaster if we dont heed this kind of hard science.” Question: Is that statement about the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change [...]

Less bug-spattered windshields are not a good thing on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T19:44:50+00:00 October 29th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Canada, drivingthenation.com, Emissions, Environment, Featured, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, lou ann hammond, Newsletter, Politics|

By Stephen Leahy Scientists have linked both the collapse of bee populations and the stunning decline in bird and bat numbers to a new generation of insecticides called neonicotinoids. It gets worse: these widely-used nerve poisons are also considered the main cause of a general collapse of insect life since the mid 1990s. Bug-spattered [...]

U.N. Summit was a environmental failure on Driving the Nation

By | 2016-09-25T19:44:50+00:00 October 26th, 2014|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, drivingthenation.com, Emissions, Environment, Europe, Featured, Health & Fitness, Newsletter|

By Stephen Leahy BONN, Oct 22 2014 (IPS) - The 410,000 people who took to the streets for climate action in New York City during the U.N. Climate Summit would have been outraged by the 90-minute delay and same-old political posturing at the first day of a crucial round of climate treaty negotiations [...]