Progress is slow but steady in the auto industry when it comes to producing leaner, greener cars. Some ideas are catching on with the help of viral marketing (what better way to promote a new technology than by handing the wheel to a problogger?). Awards reinforce the industry’s need and put the spotlight on successful example, though costs are still high and some uses of green automotive technology have not been explored.
It always seems like oil spills should be a thing of the past, like unpopular warfare or 80’s fashion, but they always crop back up. The cleanup is costly, not to mention the incalculable impact on the natural environment. In some cases the spills are so toxic they can’t even allow volunteers to help clean things up.