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Bee-killing neonicotinoid pesticides even worse than previously thought

treehugger.com — We've been writing for a while about the damage that neonicotinoid pesticides are doing to bee populations around the world, but according to the latest science, things might be even worse than we thought.

The new Tesla is so good, it broke the Consumer Reports rating system with a score of 103%

treehugger.com — And this was just "insane" mode, not even "ludicrous"... A score of 103 out of 100 could be called kind of... Insane. This is exactly what the Tesla Model S P85D in 'Insane' mode received during testing by Consumer Reports (CR), a score so off-the-charts good that it actually broke the scale and forced CR to revise how they measure things.

Americans drove 1.54 trillion miles in the first half of 2015, more than previous peak in 2007

treehugger.com — Unlike some, I'm not a car abolitionist. I think the car is in some ways a wonderful invention that allows millions of people - especially outside of dense urban areas - to get to jobs, see friends and family, and do all kinds of things that they probably couldn't reliably do otherwise.

New World Record: Norwegian team drives 452.8 miles on a single charge in Tesla Model S

treehugger.com — If the man getting some rest in the photo above looks familiar, it's probably because he's one of the most active members of the online Tesla community, posting videos of his adventures and reviews on his Youtube Channel.

Scientists try to replicate findings from the 2% of 'climate contrarian' studies... can't do it

Drinkable Book: The pages contain instructions and can be used as high-tech water filters

treehugger.com — Here's a very clever idea: A book that not only contains information about clean drinking water printed on its pages, but the actual pages themselves can be torn off and used as high-tech filters that will remove 99% of bacteria from the filtered water.

Air pollution kills an average of 4000 people every day in China, 17% of all China’s deaths

treehugger.com — Air pollution in China is one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in the world today, no doubt about it. We've been covering the issue for years, yet considering the scale of the damage that is being done to hundreds of millions of people as well as to large ecosystems, the issue is probably still under-reported (despite now being the #1 cause of social unrest in the country).

Tesla and Airbnb team up to offer free charging stations to some hosts

treehugger.com — Tesla's fast-growing network of Supercharger stations aims to make it easy for Tesla owners to take an electric road-trip almost anywhere. Here's what things looked like in the U.S. and Europe a few months ago: Tesla/Screen capture Tesla/Screen capture Tesla/Screen capture While Superchargers are really fast, it's even better if you can charge overnight without having to go out of your way.

Male fish are getting lady parts because of chemicals in North Carolina rivers

treehugger.com — Researchers were studying fish from a North Carolina river when they discovered that some of the males quite literally had lady parts. Male black bass and some sunfish had been developing eggs in their testes, which, as you can guess, isn't a good thing.

Since 1997, Toyota has sold 8 million hybrids, saving 5.8 billion gallons of gasoline

treehugger.com — Few people know that a concept car version of the Prius hybrid was shown at the Tokyo Motor show in 1995. It took two years until the actual Prius launched in Japan, but 2015 marks the 20th anniversary of that original idea that turned into a catalyst for the rest of the industry to start working on the electrification of the traditional drivetrain based on the internal combustion engine.
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May 13, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Click Clean 2015: How green is the internet? Greenpeace investigates... bit.ly/1RFIPyz pic.twitter.com/yd5HHemPJJ

May 11, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Apple in China: Aims to run manufacturing on clean energy, protects 1 million acres of forest bit.ly/1QCxLkg pic.twitter.com/LY9PC5pAH6

May 08, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Barely a week after Tesla's Powerwall battery was announced, it's sold-out to mid-2016 bit.ly/1IWh0hH pic.twitter.com/bDoX0ps2eb

May 07, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Clean Ride Mapper helps cyclists avoid polluted air, find quietest route to destination bit.ly/1RhmJSU pic.twitter.com/5GBzP7xU3x

May 07, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Tesla will reveal the Model 3 in March 2016, made 11,160 EVs in first 3 months of year bit.ly/1ISnYUO pic.twitter.com/fmpYA4O7nX

May 06, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Drought has killed 12+ million trees in California's national forests, millions more to come bit.ly/1EhuGxp pic.twitter.com/bduet5y5QH

May 05, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Air pollution from cars and trucks could be spreading 3x farther than previously thought bit.ly/1IdrpEW pic.twitter.com/ePDUgz6d33

May 05, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: All-new 2016 Chevy Volt gets $1,175 price cut, now $26,495 after federal tax credit bit.ly/1PmJqBp pic.twitter.com/xh9x0MQmH7

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