Questions tagged [environment]

Everything that surrounds the subject. In a more colloquial usage, the trees, the grass, the birds, the air, the rivers and the ocean.

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Leaking A/C condenser - evacuate before repair?

I've got a 2008 Mazda 3 Sport GT with a very obvious leak in the AC condenser (from my own previous repair!) The AC no longer cools, and if the refrigerant has already leaked into the atmosphere ...
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Is it safe to vent R-1234yf to atmosphere?

There are reports that suggest R-1234yf has a global warming potential (GWP) less than 1, even outperforming carbon dioxide: The study found HFO 1234yf to have a GWP of less than 1. CO2 is ...
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Can valet keys get wet?

I have a 2014 Honda Pilot. It has two kinds of keys, one has buttons on the key itself the other does not have buttons, the one without buttons is a valet key. When I went to the Honda dealer to ...
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How do A/C professionals dispose of refrigerant?

The ubiquitous advisories and legislations against releasing A/C refrigerant into the atmosphere are well known - if you need to discharge R-134a or R-22 from your A/C system, have the gas evacuated ...
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Parking in the open in heavy rains

What if my bike is left 4-5 hours during heavy rains 5 days a week for 12 weeks? This type of weather is common in India during monsoon. I drive to work where there is open parking leaving my bike ...
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What is in fossil fuels that we can't mass produce?

Since fuel is made up of different molecule chains, my question is what is the reason we cannot create the same molecule structure and be able to reproduce the same structure in a lab so we don't have ...
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How can I dispose of the waste products I get from working on my car more effectively?

I have some real challenges disposing of various fluids and consumable objects from working on vehicles at home in my small workshop. Some of the more common things that I want to be able to dispose ...
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What's the most environmentally responsible method of car parts cleaning?

I'll be the first to admit that this one has been hard for me. I clean cylinder heads, axle bearings, calipers, crankcases....the list goes on. I want to be clear here. I am not talking about ...