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Saving the Planet With Electric Cars Means Strangling This Desert

Published: 
Mon, 06/17/2019 - 5:56pm

The oases that once interrupted the dusty slopes of the Atacama desert in northern Chile allowed humans and animals to survive for thousands of years in the world’s driest climate. That was before the mining started.

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Skip the Car Charger: Roads With a Jolt of Electricity Are Coming to the U.K.

Published: 
Tue, 08/18/2015 (All day)

Sure, ditching a gas guzzler in favor of an ultra-low-emission, electricity-powered vehicle is better for the environment. But what happens if you’re on a road trip, your electric car’s battery runs out of juice, and—horror—there’s no outlet around to plug in for a recharge?