Giving up the Automobile.

Elephant Journal

I realized what I had always known, that biking is good for the. Bicycle Health & Wellness Los Angeles Non-New-Agey Spirituality (Religion, Philosophy) Sustainability (Business, Entrepreneurship, Livelihood) Bicycling biking eco-friendly living without a car lower carbon footprint Zipcar

Restoring Beavers by Plane and Automobile

Nature Conservancy - Science

Parachuting beavers? The remarkable story of restoring nature’s engineers. From the Field Wildlife Fish Mammals Restoration Technology Wetlands


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Ronen Tinman Turns Junkyard Automobile Parts Into Bespoke Furniture

Green Prophet

It’s inevitable that even the best of automobiles will eventually find their way to the junkyard , but to Ronen Tinman, that needn’t be a death sentence. Ronen “Tinman” uses a variety of techniques to turn automobile parts into one-of-a-kind furniture pieces , a process that he says often takes months to do. Fashion & Design automobiles bespoke furniture junkyard recycled materials Ronen Tinman

Tracking Gray Bats by Plane, Transmitter and Automobile

Nature Conservancy - Science

Where does a bat go once it leaves its cave? Wildlife Bats TNC Science

Think Outside of the Automobile–Pedal Your Turns

Wend Magazine

It’s both a project and a lifestyle he hopes will encourage others to think outside the automobile. The drive to the local ski area twists up beautiful mountain passes and through soft white landscapes bordered by pine stands and etched with creeks and rivers. It shouldn’t be as hard to picture as it is, but the hustle to make first chair clouds our periphery and the landscape passes unnoticed.

Sustainability enters the fast lane at the Frankfurt Automobile Show

Green (Living) Review

By Michael Smith (Veshengro) As already earlier this year seen in Geneva and New York, sustainability is more important to the automobile industry than ever before, and it is a continuing trend. At the 64th “Internationale Automobil-Ausstellung” in Frankfurt, Germany's annual auto extravaganza, nearly all of the significant vehicles revealed have a sustainability story to tell.

Automobile Industry and a Green Planet: Is It Possible?

Elephant Journal

The automotive industry has traditionally been looked at as one of the worst industries for the environment. While other industries have begun to rely on alternative energy sources, such as solar and wind power, cars have lagged behind, continuing to rely on finite resources like fossil fuels and oil. Manufacturing plants have a reputation for […].

Effects of the automobile on societies

The Green Changemakers

Urban land use is often dominated by automobiles. World map of automobiles per capita. Over the course of the 20th century, the automobile rapidly developed from an expensive toy for the rich into the de facto standard for passenger transport in most developed countries. [ 1 ] In developing countries, the effects of the automobile have lagged, but are emulating the impacts of developed nations. Pictured: São Paulo , Brazil.

Swatch to create a hydrogen and oxygen fueled automobile


In a wondrous turn of events, Belenos, a subsidiary of Swatch is about to embark upon an ambitious project of manufacturing an automobile line that runs solely on oxygen and hydrogen. Dattatreya Mandal: Exceeding the opulence of Armanis and Rolexes, it is the utterly simple, practical yet low end brand of Swatch that stands as the world’s largest manufacturer of watches.

Automobile tires could be a potential source of carcinogenic.


Automobile tires could be a potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes. A study conducted by researchers at the Stockholm University claims that automobile tires maybe an unexplored and potential source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes. Automobile tires source of carcinogenic dibenzopyrenes The main hazardous substance that the study talks about is HA oils or highly aromatic oils that are used as softeners during the tire manufacturing process. Please login. Sign In.

Innotruck: Electric vehicle offers a glimpse into green automobiles of tomorrow


That is the case with automobile industry as well with most of the modern vehicles and cars following a set pattern when it comes to design. B.Sameer Kumar: It is quite fascinating how we can at times typecast things and believe that the form of a device or gadget has to be of certain design despite changing time and technology. Sure, there is sound argument in the fact that it is tried and tested, but sometimes there is merit in exploring new form factors.

Art Car


Adventures Arts Do-It-Yourself Art Art car Automobile Barter beauty DIY leaf leaves Paint painting VW bugHow does an art car get born? Like a lot of interesting things in this world, this one came about through a series of events which culminated in serendipitous beauty, but originated in what could reasonably be seen as small disasters. Act I Hanging out playing music in the back garden at a friend’s harvest [.].

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EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal

Green (Living) Review

automobiles electric cars VWUEA expert alert – Dr Konstantinos Chalvatzis: EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal by Michael Smith (Veshengro) Plummeting consumer confidence in diesel cars will benefit hybrid and electric vehicle sales, according to an expert in energy technology at the University of East Anglia (UEA).

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Thermo-piezoelectric tires by Goodyear produces energy for your electric car

Green Prophet

Green Tech and Gadgets automobiles electric cars Elon Musk Goodyear shai agassi tires Like Israel’s Softwheel for wheelchairs and bikes , Goodyear is asking: Can new ways of engineering tires extend the cruising ranges of electric cars to make them more saleable in the aftermath of the the demise of Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car venture ?

8 Reasons Why Cars Suck, Plus 12 Ways Cyclists Can Stay Safer in an Automobile Culture

The Green Changemakers

automobile population grew four times faster than the human population. Cars kill children: The leading cause of death for children aged 5 to 14 in New York City is pedestrian automobile accidents. Cars kill animals: Automobiles, SUVs, trucks, and other fossil field-burning vehicles kill a million wild animals per week in the U.S.—not There are all sorts of safe and easy methods for choosing two wheels over four. By Mickey Z.

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How To Cut Gasoline Consumption and Carbon Emissions

Living Green & Saving Energy

Home About Us Contact Us Products Green Tips EBooks Going Green: Questions and Answers Subscribe Living Green and Saving Energy How To Cut Gasoline Consumption and Carbon Emissions by greenwise on March 1, 2011 The French have shown the world how to cut gasoline consumption and carbon emissions from automobiles.

Dubai Unveils $500,000 Lamborghini Cop Car

Green Prophet

Cars & Transportation automobiles Dubai fuel efficient vehicles Lamborghini Mercedes Dubai police have announced the latest acquisition to their fleet of cop cars: a 700 horsepower Lamborghini Aventador. Unlike scofflaws in Saudi Arabia who risk a trip to “chop-chop square” , criminals in Dubai’ may now face a white-knuckle ride in one of the world’s fastest and most expensive cars.

Assignment Earth: Caution: Mule Deer Crossing

Wend Magazine

Magazine Blog iWend Greenery Digital Edition Wend Your Way Subscribe Wend Magazine – Greenery Share this: Tweet Share Assignment Earth: Caution: Mule Deer Crossing James Mills March 14th, 2011 Collisions with automobiles make it pretty clear where Mule Deer don’t make it across the road. Get the FREE Wend Digital Edition!

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The Sustainable and Sleek 2013 Lexus ES

Eco Chic

Escapes automobiles hybrid hybrid cars Lexus Lexus ES toyotaEco Chick was invited by Lexus to attend the ESPN Women and Sport’s Summit in Tucson, Ariz. earlier this month. Over three days, some of the most influential women and men in sports led thought-provoking and inspiring discussions on ways to improve the role of sports in the lives of women and girls around the world. More to come from the summit!)

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Daily demand and supply: the market for rhodium

Environmental Economics

Summary: Because of limited supplies and rising demand, the price of rhodium, a metal used to strip pollutants from automobile exhaust fumes, has surged in 2020. Draw and label a graph depicting the demand for and supply of automobiles.

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Fuel Efficiency Flimflam And Other Bad Car Comparisons

Living Green & Saving Energy

There is a great deal of misinformation when it comes to automobile fuel efficiency. If you look at the average miles per gallon from 1975 to now, you would see an overall doubling of fuel efficiency. What is less understood is that most of these increases happened in the later part of the 1970s. From […]. fuel efficiency green transportation hybrid cars

Auto Dealer Industry Files Suit to Block CA Emissions Limits

Green Living Ideas

On September 10, 2009, the US Chamber of Commerce and the National Automobile Dealers Association filed [.] [ Auto Dealer Industry Files Suit to Block CA Emissions Limits from Green Living Ideas ]. Tags: Alt Fuels and Transportation Alliance of Automobile Manufacturers Clean Air Act Clean Air Watch greenhouse gas regulations

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Understanding the 3 R’s of Eco-Friendly Tires

Living Green & Saving Energy

Automobile tires aren’t traditionally considered “green.” ” From having to pay an expensive disposal fee at the tire shop to the chemicals and various earth-unfriendly products that go into making them, tires have definitely been more black than green. Fortunately for our planet, this is all starting to change. Tires are becoming more eco-friendly, which is […]. eco-innovation energy efficient materials Eco-Friendly Tires

Daily Demand and Supply: Complements

Environmental Economics

  Example : Automobiles and gasoline. A Deeper Story :  While gas and automobiles are complements in general, the price of gas also changes the types of cars bought.  COMPLEMENTS. Definition : Goods A and B are complements if as the price of good A falls (rises), the demand for good B increases (decreases).  Evidence :  From the Wall Street Journal.

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Reducing, Recycling and Reusing Can Be Fun

Living Green & Saving Energy

One item that can generate a lot waste is an automobile. I write a lot about ways to live green and save money. But somewhere it can also be fun. Old cars contain a lot of metal, plastic, and rubber (sometimes leather if you have high end car!) that can be challenge to reuse or [.]. recycling reduce waste reuse recycle recycling car parts save money

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Three Car Engines that Require Zero Gasoline

Living Green & Saving Energy

Granted these automobiles can save you thousands of dollars on gas over the life of the car, there are engines that can run on fuel that costs next to nothing. Most of the buzz when it comes to cars that run on alternative fuels is generated by electric and hybrid vehicles. You probably won’t be [.]. alternative energy eco-innovation reduce fossil fuels saving energy biodiesel green innovations save energy save fuel

The Road That Eats Smog

Living Green & Saving Energy

Chicago has unveiled the country’s Greenest Street, paved with stones made of photocatalytic cement that degrades nitrogen oxides, a common pollutant from automobiles. [.]. Paving stones that degrade air pollutants were a topic of a previous post. The earliest version was developed in The Netherlands, but now these innovative and environmentally-friendly products have come to America.

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Amsterdam’s 50 shades of green

Green Traveler Guides

According to author Anastasia Pantsios, the honor was earned in large part because of city’s well-thought-out system of getting around without an automobile … which all […] Amsterdam’s 50 shades of green is a post from: Green Traveler Guides. | The Dutch Know How to Have Good Green Fun | Last year, the green news website Eco Watch named Amsterdam one of the top 10 most environmentally friendly cities in the world.

2015 180

The cars that, hopefully won’t, eat Paris

Green Blog

Bottom line, if the automobile is to survive the end of the age of oil, we have to adapt our car ownership system to suit the needs of the technologies that replaces oil, not try to adapt the technology to our peculiar and outdated traditions. Cars & Transportation automobile bike sharing schemes car car pool cars electric car electric car rental electric vehicles Europe ownership Paris private motorism public transportation

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Designing for Efficiency

Green Living Ideas

Some considerations and techniques that can be used to give automobile designs an edge of efficiency. The post Designing for Efficiency appeared first on Green Living Ideas. Sponsored Posts aerodynamics casting energy investment casting transportation

Mark Ruffalo Promotes Clean, Renewable Energy at NASCAR Race


The 46-year-old actor was in town to support Leilani Munter in the Automobile Read More The post Mark Ruffalo Promotes Clean, Renewable Energy at NASCAR Race appeared first on Ecorazzi. Mark Ruffalo was all smiles as he posed for pictures and signed autographs on Saturday at Chicagoland Speedway. Causes Environment News Top News mark ruffalo

Bates College is my backup school

Environmental Economics

And if you are wondering just what happened (and why this is not off-topic other than Lynne Lewis  [of Tietenberg and Lewis] works at Bates): The episode sets up Lisa’s scientific interest by showing her ill-fated entry in the town’s alternative energy automobile derby. I haven't seen the episode so don't really know if the town's alternative automobile derby was inspired by David Brooks / Alexander Hamilton The Ticker: The Simpsons (still on the air!)

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The “Without a Car” Project

Wend Magazine

About the project, from the Orion website : “In LA as elsewhere, personal freedom has come to be defined by automobiles, even though such primitive logic translates into appalling air quality and dreadfully long commutes. Angelenos hop into their cars to drive even embarrassingly short distances that could easily be reached without an automobile. Click here to view the embedded video.

Obama Looks to Hybrid and Electric Cars for the Future

Eco Auto Ninja

He suggested an $8 billion investment in these advanced tech automobiles and battery pack research. Barack Obama’s State of the Union address saw him repeat his push for of seeing over 1 million plug-in hybrid and electric cars on the roads by 2015. Along with an increased reliance on biofuels he declared that the future could be won through scientific innovation. How will we get there? Paying for this could be done by through subsidies currently paid out to oil companies.

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Six Days of Construction Turns ’70s-era Pool into Modern BMX Bike Park

Wend Magazine

Think Outside of the Automobile–Pedal Your Turns. Click here to view the embedded video. This May, a soon-to-be-demolished pool in East London, England was turned into a world-class BMX bike park in a matter of just six days of construction. The entire project was spearheaded by Nike , who chose to launch the park, aptly named ‘ The Pool ‘, by inviting 40 world-class riders for a BMX competition event.

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8 Practical Ways to Use Solar Energy

Hug a Tree with Me

Automobiles accessories: Solar energy allows you to be a greener driver by using solar accessories such as solar car fans and solar powered car battery chargers. Solar energy refers to electricity derived from sunlight with the use of photovoltaic panels – this type of energy is effective at powering almost every application that relies on traditional energy. Although solar energy has been around for decades now, its popularity has only started to pick up speed in the residential sense.

Cars free zones: A new paradigm in healthy and sustainable living


Everywhere you turn, automobiles clog the roads emitting huge amounts of noxious fumes. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power. Green Tips. Home Appliances. Eco Friendly. Biofuels. Tidal and Wave Energy.

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Folding bikes geared to stretch bicycling to an enticing future


The need for emission free travel When the first automobile was successfully developed in the 19th century, the world rejoiced for at long last people could get around long distances in relative comfort and speed. Over the years, we’ve seen automobiles taking different shapes and forms, turning more luxurious, more powerful and so fast that they can even race against a jet on ground (note the Lamborghini Reventon). Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password.

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Gas Guzzlers Gone Green: 5 Insider Tips for Making Your Vehicle More Eco-Friendly

Green Prophet

However, because of the heavy reliance on automobiles, air quality is negatively affected by overproduction and harmful automobile emissions. Old cars are sent to Africa to be upcycled there. But should old gas guzzlers be given life in other countries with less environmental law?

World Car-Free Day

Sustainability Ninja

” The event also is a chance to “take the heat off the planet, and put it on city planners and politicians to give priority to cycling, walking and public transport, instead of to the automobile,” the site says. Hundreds of cities in up to 40 countries are today expected to take part in World Car Free Day 2011. The day is marked annually on Sept. 22, with organizers encouraging people to walk, bike, use mass transit, work from home or find other alternatives to cars.

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Camping Goes Upscale and Turns into ‘Glamping’

Wend Magazine

Think Outside of the Automobile–Pedal Your Turns. Click here to view the embedded video. Can’t handle the rustic lifestyle? Don’t feel like taking ten minutes to stake your tent? Then, apparently, ‘glamping’ is for you. It’s a (disturbing) new trend that offers those seeking an outdoorsy overnight stay without all the accoutrements of a true camping endeavor. If you haven’t guessed it–’glamping’ is glamorous camping.

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Daily demand and supply: it's a good time to buy a used electric car

Environmental Economics

Advanced) How does the sale price of an automobile coming off a lease affect the profit of the company that leased the car? From the inbox: Resale Prices Tumble on Electric Cars by: Christina Rogers Feb 27, 2015. TOPICS: Supply and Demand. SUMMARY: With gasoline prices down 33% from a year ago and buyers cooling toward electric vehicles, Nissan dealers worry that weak demand for used electric Leaf cars will put a flood of used models on the market.

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Stack futuristic car seeks to deal with space problems


Concept cars give us an insight into automobiles of the future. If you want an automobile with a twist, look no further than the Peugeot OXO. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture. Technology. Green Products. Solar Power. More >>. Renewable Energy. Green Homes. Concepts. Gadgets. Recycling. Green Living. Innovations. Wind Power. Green Tips.