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Car Emissions in Los Angeles Are Down 98 Percent from 1960s Levels

New data on California's historical car emissions shows just how important it is to fight for clean transportation.

The State of California was the first place in the world to mandate tailpipes on cars. That was back in 1966. The Federal government wouldn't follow suit for another two years. We've come a long way from the pre-catalytic converter, fuel guzzling engines of the Mad Men days.

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Ford Wants to Recycle Your Old Jeans In Their Cars

A great use for used pants: Ford plans to recycle the cotton from old jeans for several components in the 2012 Focus.


The 2012 edition of the Ford Focus might just be made with your old pants. The car maker will use recycled cotton from blue jeans for new interiors, Forbes reports:

"Each new Ford Focus will have roughly two pairs of average-sized American jeans in it. The recycled blue jeans will be used as both sound absorption material and carpet backing. The recycled cotton is just one of several recycled products used in Ford vehicles. The company already uses recycled resin in the underbody of the vehicle and recycled yarn on seat covers."

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