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Reducing Carbon Emissions on the Road: from Cars to Infrastructure

Slowly, it seems that everyone is waking up to the dangerous potential of our dinosaur-sized carbon footprints. And speaking of dinosaurs, perhaps the worst contributor to world-wide CO2 emissions is fossil fuel consumption. One of the driving forces behind all of these emissions is, well, driving. Between personal travel, commercial transport and construction and maintenance, […]

June 6th

Are You For Better Biking Infrastructure?

You Can Help the Future of Biking: Sign the People for Bikes Petition By signing the petition at People For Bikes, you will add your voice to that of a million others to influence leaders in Congress as well as state and local governments to invest in biking infrastructure and programs. Making the world a […]

November 15th

The Return of the Bicycle

  By Lester R. Brown The bicycle has many attractions as a form of personal transportation. It alleviates congestion, lowers air pollution, reduces obesity, increases physical fitness, does not emit climate-disrupting carbon dioxide, and is priced within the reach of the billions of people who cannot afford a car. Bicycles increase mobility while reducing congestion and […]

From Grey to Green: Urban Green Infrastructure

Building a green infrastructure is no longer a new idea.  Going “green” is actually becoming quite popular.  However, the ways that people go about doing it can be new and unique.  City developers are beginning to incorporate some creative strategies of their own.  Specifically, there has been a recent spike in the level of interest […]

April 21st

Rebuilding Green after Minnesota Bridge Collapse

The environmental impact of industrial and residential development became a hot topic after hurricanes Katrina and Rita ravaged the Louisiana coast in 2005, and many called for green rebuilding in the wake of these disasters. On Sunday, the editorial page of the Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune (registration required) presented similar thoughts on transportation development in […]