A 2004 analysis by Toyota found that as much as 28 percent of the carbon dioxide emissions generated during the lifecycle of a typical gasoline-powered car can occur during its manufacture and its transportation to the dealer; the remaining emissions occur during driving once its new owner takes possession.
An earlier study by Seikei University in Japan put the pre-purchase number at 12 percent.
student at UCI, Clayton Elder traveled to Arctic Alaska to collect samples from dozens of lakes. student at UCI, Clayton Elder traveled to Arctic Alaska to collect samples from dozens of lakes.
When Arctic permafrost soil thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, but most of the carbon currently escaping from lakes in northern Alaska is relatively young, according to a new study led by researchers at the University of California, Irvine.
"These sensitive environments have been grossly understudied in the past, especially given their potential impact on global climate." The project was supported by UCI, the Hellman Foundation and the National Science Foundation.
Co-authors include researchers from Northwestern University, Michigan Technological University, the University of Cincinnati, the University of Alaska, the USGS Woods Hole Coastal & Marine Science Center, and Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University.There’s much to be said, from many environmental vantage points, about postponing replacement purchases—of anything, not just cars—to keep what’s already made out of the waste stream and to delay the additional environmental costs of making something new.When Arctic permafrost soil thaws, greenhouse gases are released into the atmosphere, but most of the carbon currently escaping from lakes in northern Alaska is relatively young, according to a new study. Back at UCI, he and fellow researchers analyzed the water to determine the age of the carbon it carried to gauge its impact on the environment. Back at UCI, he and fellow researchers analyzed the water to determine the age of the carbon it carried to gauge its impact on the environment.It definitely makes more sense from a green perspective to keep your old car running and well-maintained as long as you can—especially if it’s getting such good mileage.There are significant environmental costs to both manufacturing a new automobile and adding your old car to the ever-growing collective junk heap.universities, radio and TV broadcasts, etc.; to provide a resource center for information distribution, education, consulting, missionary evangelism and discipleship concerning the truths of biblical foundations, especially Biblical Scientific Creationism; to be a part of the revitalization of classical Christian intellectual activity for the preservation, promotion and propagation of a Christian Biblical World View.Secular presentations will also be made to promote intellectual honesty, circumspect views and critical thinking concerning the question of origins.This is an evangelistic and discipling ministry seeking to bring salvation and maturity in Jesus Christ, by lifting Him up that He might draw all people unto Himself.Statement of Purpose The purpose of this ministry is to provide biblical and scientific seminars in churches and public forums, i.e.And don’t forget that hybrid cars—despite lower emissions and better gas mileage—actually have a larger environmental impact in their manufacture, compared to non-hybrids.The batteries that store energy for the drive train are no friend to the environment.