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Ottawa, Canada
Senior Writer — TreeHugger

I work for the http://t.co/uyfAJP0c as a writer and editor in Science/Tech/Transportation/Energy/etc.

Teslas are about to start driving themselves on the highway, Elon Musk says on Twitter

treehugger.com — Teslas are a bit like smartphones in that they get wireless software updates once in a while that bring new features and improvements to both the user interface of the car (the big touchscreen in the center console) and to the actual operation of the vehicle (faster acceleration, ways to tune the suspension, etc).

Canada adopts U.S. standards to cut air pollution from vehicles starting with 2017 models

treehugger.com — Air pollution might not get a lot of airtime these days, but it is making your brain age faster, destroying white matter like a neurotoxin, might be a cause of anxiety, is bad for your heart and lungs and causes cancer (especially bad for the lungs of children), and it's now the biggest environmental health risk, killing more people around the world than AIDS and malaria combined.

Tesla's gigantic factory in California shot in glorious 4K video by a drone

treehugger.com — The Tesla factory in Fremont, California, used to be called the NUMMI plant. It was a very innovative joint venture between GM and Toyota, where both companies learned from each other and worked on shared projects.

28 million small and medium businesses in the U.S. can now more easily go solar!

treehugger.com — As I've been saying for a while, solar is taking over the world. Prices are dropping fast and the quantity of solar panels installed each year is going up exponentially. The trend is clear, and while the absolute numbers still seem low compared to the massive installed base of coal and natural gas, things are going to change rapidly in the coming years.

Autonomous A.I.-controlled weapons: Stephen Hawking, Elon Musk, and thousands more plead for ban

treehugger.com — Trying to avoid equivalent of nuclear arms race for 21st century As soon as you discuss a problem that has been covered by science-fiction, many people immediately decide that it can't possibly be a real issue and that it's somewhat 'silly' to even consider it.
Jul 29, 2015

Autonomous A.I. - controlled weapons ... fb.me/8B5QEEaWR

Analyst explains why he thinks Apple should buy Tesla

treehugger.com — After being quiet for a few months, the drumbeat of "Apple should buy" Tesla has begun anew. This time it comes from well-known Piper Jaffray financial analyst Gene Munster, who recently gave an interview on Bloomberg radio where he talked about this, which isn't surprising now that Apple has over $200 billion in cash (when you have this much cash, everybody becomes very generous with advice on how you should spend it).

Go Electric: The Sierra Club has a great new electric vehicle guide

treehugger.com — Ok, the guide wasn't old enough to include the electric car above, but this new version is worth a mention anyway. There are 6 new EVs in the database, for a new total of 20, and there's a new tool that allows you to look for incentives available to you (you just need to give them your zip code).

Tesla announces bigger battery pack (90kWh, 300-mile range), "ludicrous" mode: 0-to-60 in 2.8 seconds

treehugger.com — Tesla has a very interesting product cycle. Unlike other automakers, they don't release new features every few years based on model years. Teslas get new features when they're ready - like the Autopilot sensors - and sometimes whole models are upgraded, like when they recently announced that the 60kWh model would go away and be replaced by a 70kWh all-wheel drive model.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: Tesla announces bigger battery pack (300-mile range), "ludicrous" mode: 0-to-60 in 2.8 seconds treehugger.com/cars/tesla-ann… pic.twitter.com/PaONmAkJM0

Witness Chile's Calbuco volcano erupt majestically with an epic soundtrack! (video)

treehugger.com — Nature always puts on the best show If you like beauty, Nature's the ultimate source. Today I want to share a short time-lapse film that truly transported me to another place. It was shot in Chile by a talented filmmaker who happened to be at the right place at the right time to witness a display of splendor that few people will ever see by their own eyes.

200 coal plants announced to retire since 2010 in U.S.! That's almost 40% of the country's coal plants

treehugger.com — Coal is over the hill It's been clear for a while that coal is the fuel of the past, not of the future. Just this year, 12,300 megawatts of coal power will shut down in the US, with a lot more to come (it is estimated that between 2012 and 2022, the total reduction in U.S.
Jul 17, 2015

RT @TreeHugger: 200 coal plants announced to retire since 2010! That's almost 40% of the country's coal treehugger.com/fossil-fuels/2… pic.twitter.com/2iQRG5Sr4E

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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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