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  • Bicycling Under the Influence? Not a Problem in Minnesota!

    March 25, 10:17 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    The above video shows a unique bicycle operated by Pedal Pub, LLC, a company that offers "pub crawl tours around the Twin Cities." As is evident from the video, people are having a grand time as they tour the city with the power of their own legs.

  • Bicycle Traffic School Debuts in Santa Cruz

    March 24, 11:43 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Here at Treehugger we often extoll the virtues of the the bicycle. At the same time, we offer up many tips to ensure that the trips our readers take by bike are both enjoyable and safe. Still, two facts remain: not enough people are riding their

  • With Diesel at $4 a Gallon, Truckers Are Slowing Down

    March 23, 8:31 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We already know that driving at the speed limit saves gas and reduces CO2. The trick is incentivizing people to actually slow down, a task that's easier said than done. But with the price of diesel fuel hovering at around $4 a gallon, many trucking

  • Is Clean Diesel the Way To Go?

    March 21, 8:00 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We recently interviewed Alan Schaeffer, the executive director of the Clean Diesel Technology Forum, a not-for-profit whose mission is "to help people understand the value, and the progress potential, of diesel." We've also heard about ultra-low

  • Reporting the Obvious: Climate Change Will Impact Transportation

    March 18, 1:51 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    According to a report by the National Research Council, "climate change will affect every type of transportation through rising sea levels, increased rainfall and surges from more intense storms." At the same time that concentrations of carbon dioxide

  • Pop Quiz: Organic Cotton Jeans

    March 18, 9:50 AM by Andrew Posner in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: A. " It takes 2/3 of a pound of pesticides to make one pair of jeans, and 1/3 of a pound to make a single T-shirt. Conventional cotton accounts for 10% of global

  • Lots Of Ethanol, And More on the Way

    March 14, 8:41 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Ah ethanol, we're never quite sure what to make of it. Sometimes we hear that ethanol is not as pointless as we thought, and then we learn that it may even be worse than its fossil-fuel brethren. But whatever our opinion, the undeniable fact is that

  • Pop Quiz: Water Consumption in the U.S.

    March 13, 11:32 AM by Andrew Posner in Culture

    Click Here for PollOnline Surveys | Web Poll | Email MarketingView MicroPollAnswer: B. According to lowimpactliving.com, "The United States uses, on average, about 345 BILLION gallons of fresh water per day," which is "enough water to cover the state

  • Electric Vehicles: Good For Climate, Bad For Water?

    March 11, 9:43 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Here at Treehugger and throughout the environmental community there is a strong sense that electric vehicles, be they plug-in hybrids or pure ev's, are the wave of the future. And companies such as Tesla Motors, GM and Aptera, as well as the state of

  • Next Stop For Bike-Share Programs: Capitol Hill

    March 10, 11:18 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    We've seen tremendous interest in cycling recently, with London announcing a major plan to promote pedal and pedestrian power, Mexico building hundreds of miles of bike paths, and bike-share programs springing up faster than parking lots and strip

  • DHL Unveils Guilt-Free Shipping

    March 9, 7:02 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Shipping has been trying to go green now for several years. UPS has efficient delivery vehicles, bicycles are being used to deliver all kinds of goods, FedEX is using diesel hybrid electric vans and there are now even electric delivery vans on the

  • Virgin Atlantic Adds Hydrogen to Its Green Fuel Credentials

    March 4, 5:29 PM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Okay, so Virgin Atlantic, which recently demoed biofuels on a flight, won't be using hydrogen to power its planes anytime soon. However, they will be using three of Chevrolet's hydrogen fuel cell vehicle--the Equinox-- for its "complimentary ground

  • Mercedes-Benz to Produce Hybrid with Lithium Ion Battery

    March 4, 1:58 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Late last week Mercedes-Benz unveiled plans for the S400 BlueHybrid which, "unless someone else jumps in first. . .will be the first production automotive hybrid in the world to use a lithium ion battery." We first covered the concept in September,

  • Vehicle Abstinence: Youths Waiting Longer to Drive

    February 27, 9:09 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    In the last decade "the proportion of 16-year-olds nationwide who hold driver's licenses has dropped from nearly half to less than one-third," according to the Federal Highway Administration. These numbers are surprising: "It's a big change in a

  • Cuba: Can 'Red' Ethanol Be Green?

    February 25, 7:36 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    After 49 years in power, Fidel Castro has stepped aside and allowed his brother Raúl, 76, to become president. While hopes that "a younger generation might take power" have been washed away, many still expect to see changes with the "pragmatic

  • Paper Tickets Are Flying Away For Good

    February 24, 8:00 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    In just three months, according to the International Air Transport Association, 100% of tickets issued for air travel will be electronic. This is an impressive figure given that four years ago "just 18 percent of airline tickets issued worldwide were

  • MPG Now Almost as important as CPV

    February 23, 11:41 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Here at treehugger we often talk about miles per gallon, be it in the form of an efficient, sporty diesel car, a souped down 1959 Opel, a modified hybrid or a plug-in hybrid, to name a few. Our interest in MPG is rooted in economic, geopolitical and

  • Diesel-Hybrid Pickup Coming to U.S.

    February 19, 8:02 AM by Andrew Posner in Cars

    Indian carmaker Tata recently made a splash with its Nano, 'the world's most affordable car.' Then, yesterday, we reported that Tara, another Indian auto manufacturer, is coming out with the Tiny, a car even less expensive than the Nano, and it's an