carbon emissions

Google Maps to Begin Suggesting ‘Eco-Friendly’ Routes

Google’s Maps app will soon begin directing drivers along routes calculated to generate the lowest amount of carbon emissions based on traffic, road grade, and other factors. Unless users opt-out of the program, the Masters of the Universe will suggest the most “eco-friendly” route instead of the fastest.

Illinois Might Tax Drivers per Mile -- FILE - In this May 24, 2013 file photo, traffic begins to thicken as motorists getting an early jump to Memorial Day destinations in Indiana and Michigan travel an interstate freeway through Chicago, Illinois . Auto club AAA on Friday, May 16, 2014 …

China Claims Trade War Hinders Efforts to Control Carbon Emissions

The Chinese Ministry of Ecology and Environment claimed on Friday that the trade war between the U.S. and China is making it difficult for the latter to hit carbon emissions targets, even though Chinese researchers claimed just two weeks ago they were well ahead of schedule on meeting their emissions goals.

A man rides his scooter near the Shanghai Waigaoqiao Power Generator Company coal power plant in Shanghai on March 6, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / Johannes EISELE (Photo credit should read JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)