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  • Switchbike: The Invention You Weren't Waiting For

    December 14, 6:46 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    If you've ever been riding your bicycle and said to yourself "gee, I wish this bike were as adjustable as a car seat," then you're in luck--sort of. An inventor by the name of Ron de Jon has invented a bike (seen in the above video) that can satisfy

  • Some British Communities Fed Up With G.P.S. Units

    December 11, 10:05 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    G.P.S units are good for so many things: tracking global warming, recovering stolen bikes, finding green services and renewable landmarks, and so on. But for many small communities throughout England, G.P.S navigation systems are responsible for an

  • Solar Taxi Making a Splash in Bali

    December 10, 11:57 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Back in July we covered the story of Swiss teacher Louis Palmer, whose aim is to drive around the world in a 'solar taxi' powered by 64 square feet of solar panels and a battery pack. Sound half-baked? Well, since his departure on July 3rd, Palmer

  • Want a Hydrogen Fuel Cell Car? Get One Free!

    December 9, 12:01 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Just as promised, beginning in January General Motors will be providing 100 people with the Equinox Fuel Cell crossover, their answer to Honda's FCX Clarity, for free, three-month tests (No, they won't get to keep the cars). While Honda will soon be

  • Ethanol: Not as Pointless As We Thought!

    December 7, 2:25 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Despite some concern that the biofuel gold rush is waning, it appears now is still a good time to jump on the corn-based ethanol bandwagon. There is the 51 cent per gallon ethanol producer tax credit, an energy bill in the Senate that, if passed,

  • As Americans Age, They Feel The Effects of Sprawl

    December 4, 11:18 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    America's baby boomers were born when sprawl and the move away from public transit were just taking off, and during their lives those trends have taken on a life of their own, becoming defining characteristics of the American cultural and physical

  • University of Washington to Create Electric Bike Share Program

    December 3, 10:46 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    The success of bike share programs in Europe has been phenomenal, and there is increasing talk of bringing them across the pond to our more car-oriented country. Now comes news that the University of Washington is teaming up with Intrago to create an

  • Amtrak Train Runs Out Of Fuel, Perhaps a Wake-Up Call For America?

    December 2, 1:37 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Despite the green merits and stress-free nature of train travel relative to flying or driving, Americans have been slow to abandon their "homes on wheels," and seem content to tolerate an increasingly unpleasant air travel experience. Not that we

  • With Dingell On Board, Dems Reach a Deal to Raise Fuel Economy

    December 1, 6:20 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Back in July, when the Senate passed a bill that would raise CAFE (Corporate Average Fuel Economy) standards to 35 miles per gallon by 2020 as part of comprehensive energy legislation, we warned not to count your fuel-efficient chickens before they

  • Honda Bucks the Trend, Announces It Will Produce A Hydrogen Car Next Year

    November 28, 11:55 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    California's proposed Hydrogen Highway may still be in its infancy, but starting next year Southern Californians will be able to lease the FCX Clarity, what Honda is touting to be a full-fledged production fuel cell vehicle. The announcement came at

  • TreeHugger Welcomes Andrew Posner

    November 1, 2:20 PM by Andrew Posner in About TreeHugger

    Andy is an Environmental Studies masters student at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island. Originally from Los Angeles, California-- that bastion of malls and sprawl--Andy has lived in Spain, and traveled extensively in Europe, North Africa and