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Bicycle Share Fact Sheet

May 14th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute

The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.


How Well Does Your City’s Public Transportation Score?

February 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post

The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: walkscore.com). At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the&hellip


U.S. Bike-Sharing Fleet More than Doubles in 2013

August 28th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle


After Record 2012, World Wind Power Set to Top 300,000 Megawatts in 2013

April 3rd, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute

Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people


Reduce Work Hours to Address Global Warming?

February 6th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions... and maybe even improve American quality of life


America's Cancer Clusters [Infographic]

January 28th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg

Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to "cluster" in the United States


7 Best DIY and Upcycling Meetups Around the World

June 27th, 2012 | by Ann Smarty

If getting together with other crafty folks in order to share thoughts, ideas, tools and materials sounds like your cup of tea, here are six of the best DIY and upcycling meetups around the world


Aflatoxin: A Toxic Potential of Climate Change

January 24th, 2012 | by Steve Savage

One of the most toxic and carcinogenic threats in the human food supply is a natural chemical called "aflatoxin"; the chance that it will contaminate a crop is enhanced by drought and/or insect damage - both conditions expected to be more common with the onset of climate change.



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