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 […].

The way to save the planet: shrink the economy

Green (Living) Review

carbon emissions between 2007 and 2013 was due primarily to the growth in fracking ( "When Human Consumption Slows, Planet Earth Can Heal" ). Earth economy PlanetThe oil and gas industry claims that the 11 percent drop in reported U.S.

EU’s ‘engine’ stalls in Volkswagen scandal

Green (Living) Review

automobiles electric cars VW

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Generating electricity for a cooler planet

Green (Living) Review

Today's electrical and electronic appliances, bar the large ones like fridges, freezers, washing machines and such, no longer need the 240 V AC (or whichever other high mains voltage) but the majority runs of a voltage of 12 volts DC (automobile battery voltage) and often lower still. They use small wind, solar, water, and other means, generate the automobile voltage and then store the power in banks of batteries.

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

The Green Changemakers

We all know cars suck and bicycles rock but with 254,403,082 cars clogging up this planet, cyclists have no choice— for now —except to co-exist with cars. 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. Be an activist for two wheels, not four : Less cars = safer roads and a cleaner planet.

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Understanding the 3 R’s of Eco-Friendly Tires

Living Green & Saving Energy

Automobile tires aren’t traditionally considered “green.” Fortunately for our planet, this is all starting to change.

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

EcoFriend

Everywhere you turn, automobiles clog the roads emitting huge amounts of noxious fumes. The decision proved to be greatly beneficial and Strøget now boasts of having the planet’s longest pedestrian street. 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.

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Automakers Back Call for Fuel Economy Standards - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

During his first term as President, Barack Obama took historic steps to mitigate the climate crisis our planet is facing. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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Healthy Furniture is the Future in a Green Home

Green Life Smart Life

BiOH polyols are a soy based ingredient used in upholstered furniture, bedding, carpet backing and even automobile seats. The new rage in interior design is eco friendly and healthy fabrics, surfaces, textures and finishes.

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.

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Commuting Less Than 2 Miles? Clif Bar Says Get On Your Bike!

Wend Magazine

Clif Bar started the 2 mile challenge to help eliminate 100,000 automobile trips under two miles and they have 45,109 to go. Related posts: Meet the Moment: Share Your Stories With Clif Bar, Help Preserve our Planet.

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"Signs Are Promising That Economies Can Rise as Carbon Emissions Decline"

Environmental Economics

Be careful not to confuse the first and second derivatives (I think that is the correct mathematical expression): Throughout the 20th century, the global economy was fueled by burning coal to run factories and power plants, and burning oil to move planes, trains and automobiles. The more coal and oil countries burned — and the more planet-warming carbon dioxide they emitted — the higher the economic growth.

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GhostManta: Electrifying underwater exploration with green gusto

EcoFriend

It is staggering that in the last few decades we have studied and understood the vast stretches of space that extends around our planet far better than the fathoms that stretch below us right here on earth. Our planet earth is also called the “Blue Planet” due to its inexhaustible water resources. Please login. Sign In. User Name / Email. Password. Forgot Password. Dont have an account? Join Now. Login. slideshows. Greenlists //. gallery //. Transportation. Architecture.

10 Reasons Why Cities Should Consider Going Car-Free

Icebike

More broadly, the bike sharing industry has experienced the fastest growth of any mode of transport in the history of the planet. After nearly 50 years of centralizing automobiles in urban centers, city planners are now designing “ complete streets ” that include protected bike lanes.

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Fake economic growth

Green (Living) Review

by Michael Smith (Veshengro) I May 2014 it was revealed by many of the world''s media – even mainstream ones – that automobile manufacturers have acquired large tracts of land in many country where the can send newly manufactured cars to die. A crime against the Planet and the people.

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10 Examples of Renewable and Non-Renewable Resources

Greentumble

But since then, we have crossed the threshold of the sustainable resource management, and began using more resources than one planet Earth can possibly provide. planet Earths available to sustain our needs. We are using resources as if we had two planets, not one.

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Remotest Endemic Birds

10,000 Birds

How difficult is the place to reach in terms of planes, trains and automobiles? Taking these parameters into account let’s start with some of the remotest places on planet earth. Well yes, but all of the planet’s tall mountains are relatively close to some form of human habitation. Antarctica, perceived by many as the most remote place on our planet, is actually relatively close to some form of human settlement.

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Air pollution kills 200,000 people a year, vehicle emissions largely to blame

Green (Living) Review

And it is not just airborne pollution that is an issue and a danger to us all and the Planet which is the only one that we have to live on. The is no Planet B, there is only Mother Earth.

Dr. Subrata Chakravarty On the Impact of Anesthetic Gases on The Environment

Green Prophet

In traditional circles there’s often talk about how automobile exhaust and agricultural practices contribute to greenhouse gas emissions. An anesthesiologist like Dr. Subrata is most likely focused on the health of the patient during a procedure – not the health of the planet.

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Basking in reflected glory

Environmental Economics

When his book arrived, But Will the Planet Notice?   Proposals to counteract the effect of greenhouse gases through “geo-engineering” – pump dust into the upper atmosphere, create artificial clouds – are schemes to “hack the planet.”. Cloth bags at the grocery store, food grown close home, hybrid automobiles:  volunteerism may be a start, but only economists can devise measures that will change behavior on a broad scale. 

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Bruce DePalma and Spinning Fields

The Alien Next Door

DePalma claimed that the rotation phenomenon and its force field could be used in a number of different ways—the vibrations from the force field can be a cure for cancer; the rotating effect may be harnessed for the creation of an antigravity device and a 200-mile-per-gallon automobile.

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Charles Manson, Cult Leader And Environmentalist?

Eccorazzi

The automobiles and fossil fuels are destroying the atmosphere and we won’t have air to breathe. Their mission statement talks about pollution and the destruction of the planet.

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Top 30 Most Interesting Cycling Jobs Ever

Icebike

The high speeds at which they travel around the city make them far more vulnerable to accidents with bigger automobiles. You will be working on the go in some of the most inaccessible places on the planet, so you have to know everything there is to know about working on bikes.

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The Great Turning: Argument for Earth Community

Green Life Smart Life

The above is a video of David Korten, author of “The Great Turning&# and leader in the movement for a more sustainable planet. These relics he speaks of are old industries and static thinking; automobile reliance, military states, peak oil, ideological conflicts. He argues that “relationships are the foundation of everything” and that in order to sustain as a species, we must embrace a larger global conversation of cooperation in order to continue to flourish on this planet.

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Political Players

Eco Friendly Daily

This includes all of the big industries with important resources such as oil, coal, gas, automobile and electricity. They are in the mix to represent our planet as well as our future generations.

Carfree Cities

The Green Changemakers

Sundown, Parma The Problem The industrialized nations made a terrible mistake when they turned to the automobile as an instrument of improved urban mobility. The Solution The urban automobile can only be supplanted if a better alternative is available.

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10 Tips for Travelling Like A Millionaire, Without Stuff

Green Prophet

It was a planes, trains, and automobiles sort of trip, energized by the local atmosphere. And of course share your travel tips below so we can all tread lighter on this planet. How you can travel lightly and simply, with baby. I just returned from a 9 day trip in Morocco.

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Copenhagen, city of cyclists

The Green Changemakers

Contested Streets explores the history and culture of New York City streets from pre-automobile times to the present. From streetsblog.org: Why have Danes again been named the happiest people on the planet ?

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Cars and Refrigerators Can Work Together - Compass

Sierra Club Compass

It only makes sense that appliances become smarter, joining automobiles to better manage energy use. Sierra Club® and "Explore, enjoy and protect the planet"® are registered trademarks of the Sierra Club. Compass.

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Honda to demonstrate UNI-CUB's mobility capabilities

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: Personal mobility vehicles will probably never be the vehicle of choice for automobile enthusiasts but they do offer a form of transport that’s simple, non-polluting and could help reverse congestion.

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Can CO2 Mobilise Cairo?

Green Prophet

The Green Arms’ Ahmed El-Dorghamy applied this, and showed off his storytelling skills to promote sustainable transportation to indicated the consequences our materialistic life-style and society have on the planet.

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Chery's @Ant concept draws inspiration from the world of real life ants

EcoFriend

Sonia Renthlei: The 2012 Beijing Motor Show has begun and will host big names in the automobile industry from the likes of Audi and Mercedes Benz. The need for cleaner and greener vehicles is so imperative that automakers are rushing to design and produce zero emission cars that will not only help turn the planet into a cleaner place, but will propel manufacturers to the top of the list of pioneering automakers.

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The Great Transition, Part II: Building a Wind-Centered Economy

Green Blog

Many of the wind turbines needed to back out fossil fuels in electricity generation worldwide could be produced in currently idled automobile assembly plants in the United States alone.

The Future of Transportation: Noise and Emissions Reduction

Eco Friendly Daily

People driving their own private automobiles feel to some extent a level of control and independence, and unless they are forced to do so by personal circumstances they will always opt to choose their car over public transportation which tends to be slow, expensive and unreliable.

Prepare Yourself: “Shocking Weather Has Just Begun”…

The Alien Next Door

A hard top automobile with the windows up can also offer fair protection. Avoid: Isolated trees or other tall objects, bodies of water, sheds, fences, convertible automobiles, tractors, and motorcycles.

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Air quality: the UK's invisible health crisis

Green (Living) Review

Not much good to have a cool Planet when we have all but died out because of air pollution and polluted soil and water, the latter two which are often relkated to the first one. London's great smog had little to do with automobile fumes in those days back then but everything with the use of (dirty) coal.

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Parking Meters at Schools Could Reduce Pollution

Eco Friendly Daily

Bicycles are, in fact, the most energy-efficient form of transportation on the planet. In fact, over 60% of the total pollution generated by automobiles happens in the first few minutes. When an automobile starts, the system injects ten times the fuel required as a failsafe to ensure ignition. Every once in a while I get hit by a bolt of lightingan idea so incredibly luminous that I have to raise my hand to shield my eyes from the pure white light of its brilliance.

Processing Plastics

Eco Friendly Daily

It’s by far one of the most questionable and most durable products on the planet, it’s used everywhere from baby bottles to construction sites, and it’s probably somewhere in your sight right now.

The good, the bad and the ugly: Carbon capture and storage

EcoFriend

Being a greenhouse gas, this could spell a lot of trouble for the planet as it could contribute to more global warming. For instance, imposing strict norms on pollution levels for automobiles, individuals and factories.

The Venus Project: Bombastic Dream or Realizable Future?

The Alien Next Door

They speak to wonderful concepts and a society that is peacefully and serenely integrated with this planet. Technology can provide our overpopulated planet with efficient, sustainable abundance.all we have to do is put people before profit.

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Bike-Sharing Programs Hit the Streets in Over 500 Cities Worldwide

Green Blog

Urban transport advisor Peter Midgley notes that “bike sharing has experienced the fastest growth of any mode of transport in the history of the planet.” Politicians, lobbyists, and tourists alike can ride bicycles along a specially marked lane between the White House and the U.S.

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Step By Step Guide on Calculating CO2 Emissions in Your Daily Life

Eco Friendly Daily

Another obvious offender, also covered by Terrapass, is the automobile. It will probably take awhile to adjust to your new routine, but your planet will thank you. Whether any of us want to admit it or not, it is in our collective best interest to be kind to the environment.

To Save Our Cities, Put Children First

The Green Changemakers

During the post-World War II era we redefined and recreated communities of all sizes to support the transition to an automobile age within the span of only three decades. How do we begin to create a future that brings out the best of humanity and safeguards the planet’s fragile ecosystems?

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