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Fuel From Landfill Methane Goes on Sale

Published: 
Fri, 10/04/2013 - 8:33am
Category: 
Energy

Farmers, waste management companies and the energy industries have long experimented with converting methane, a byproduct of decomposing organic matter, into transportation fuel.

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Top 10 Cities Leading in Urban Sustainability

Published: 
Fri, 09/06/2013 - 8:25am

Cities have leapt ahead of slow-moving bureaucratic national governments to create more sustainable living environments.

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Disruptions: How Driverless Cars Could Reshape Cities

Published: 
Tue, 07/09/2013 - 6:45am
Category: 
Transportation

By now, seeing one of Google’s experimental, driverless cars zipping down Silicon Valley’s Highway 101, or parking itself on a San Francisco street, is not all that unusual. 

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Charging Ahead on an Electric Highway

Published: 
Fri, 09/28/2012 (All day)
Category: 
Transportation

Los Angeles

LAST Monday I drove the Model S, a full-size sedan recently introduced by Tesla, the California electric-car start-up, from Lake Tahoe to Los Angeles. I covered 531 miles and the drive took 11.5 hours, during which the car consumed zero gasoline and produced no tailpipe emissions.

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Traveling to the Netherlands, Bicycling Home

Published: 
Sun, 04/29/2012 - 5:31pm

Signs indicating both guarded (bewaakt) and unguarded (onbewaakt) bicycle parking near Rotterdam's Central Train Station. Every day, tens of thousands of commuters bike to the major Dutch rail stations.

By Jay Walljasper