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Innovation Earth: Green Bus To The Rescue

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 12.22.2013 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

While this year's hurricane season has been thankfully quiet so far, it does have some now questioning global warming's role in all of this; that is, whether climate change will actually increase, or decrease, the likelihood of Superstorm Sandy-type storms. I say forget all that.

Tanker Turns off Engine and Drifts for 280 Miles to Save Fuel

James Burgess | Posted 06.04.2013 | Green
James Burgess

As a student, did you ever put your car into neutral when on a hill and coast along under the power of gravity in order to save those precious few dro...

Latinos Hit Hard by High Gas Prices

Jorge Madrid | Posted 05.30.2012 | Latino Voices
Jorge Madrid

Seventy-two percent of Latino households are experiencing financial hardship--with 41 percent reporting "serious hardship"--as a result of rising gas prices.

Airlines Brace For Higher Fuel Costs

AP | Posted 05.26.2012 | Money

DALLAS — Southwest Airlines Co. says it's raising ticket prices to offset the high cost of jet fuel. And several other big airlines are followin...

Who Benefits From High Gas Prices?

Posted 03.12.2012 | Green

From Melissa Hincha-Ownby and Mother Nature Network: High gas prices are bad news for consumers but good news for mass transit companies. The lates...

Eco Etiquette: 5 Eco-Friendly Ways To Lose Weight

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 03.05.2012 | Green
Jennifer Grayson

Send all your eco-inquiries to Jennifer Grayson at Questions may be edited for length and clarity. Surprise, surprise: My Ne...

Attempting To Calm Oil Prices, OPEC Considers Raising Supply

Posted 08.02.2011 | Business

SINGAPORE (Simon Webb) - OPEC is considering raising crude supply next week for the first time since 2007 in a move that could weaken $100 oil pri...

The Best Remedy for the Price of Gas

Dan Becker | Posted 06.19.2011 | Green
Dan Becker

The Obama administration can't do much to lower the price of a gallon of gas, but it is on the cusp of a crucial decision that could help consumers come out ahead because they would need less gas.

Allegiant Sells Variable-Price Tickets asks if a low fare is worth a gamble

AP | By SCOTT MAYEROWITZ | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

If Allegiant Air gets its way, you might be able to purchase a ticket where the final cost would rise and fall with the price of jet fuel. For the ...

Airfares On The Rise As Airlines Charge Passengers For Fuel

AP | SAMANTHA BOMKAMP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

NEW YORK — The rising cost of flying comes with a familiar refrain: The airlines need help paying their fuel bills. For the first time since la...

New Pee Before You Fly Policy Aims To Reduce Carbon Emissions

Mother Nature Network | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Japanese airline All Nippon Airways (ANA) is determined to lower its carbon emissions any way possible, and that includes an experimental new polic...

Five Things Mr. Obama Must Say About Detroit -- and Fast

Steve Parker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Steve Parker

While GM and Chrysler both remain on life support (and Ford has also been talking with the government about a credit line or loan), the car and truck business around the world is not doing much better than Detroit.

The Word on the Street

James P. Hoffa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
James P. Hoffa

Rank-and-file teamsters get it. They aren't willing to be swayed by false, irrelevant arguments. They want change. They want ideas. And the fact is -- McCain doesn't have any.

Fuel Poverty in UK, Government Faces Court Action VIDEO >>

George Spyros | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
George Spyros

BBC News video segment: The UK government faces court action over claims millions are in fuel poverty despite a pledge to eradicate it. [today is Bl...

Pilots: To Cut Costs, Airlines Forcing Us To Fly Low On Fuel

AP | JOAN LOWY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

WASHINGTON — Pilots are complaining that their airline bosses, desperate to cut costs, are forcing them to fly uncomfortably low on fuel. Safet...

The New, Less Pungent Scent of Green

David Hall | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
David Hall

Years ago, in a time of plentiful cheap food, energy and fuel, a green lifestyle was seen as a superfluous luxury. That was then, this is now.

Fox News' Sly Distortion Of Obama On Gas Prices

MOMocrats | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

FOX Watch: MOMocrat Jaelithe throws a wrench into the typical Fox News spin cycle, reporting on a sly distortion of a statement made by Barack Obama on the high price of gas.

Airlines Seek Out New Ways To Save On Fuel As Costs Soar

New York Times | MICHELINE MAYNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

The nation's airlines are scrutinizing every step of their operations, from the tarmac to the sky, and from the nose to the tail of their planes, sear...

Military Feels Fuel-Cost Gouge in Iraq

AP | ANNE FLAHERTY | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Think you're being gouged by Big Oil? U.S. troops in Iraq are paying almost as much as Americans back home, despite burning fuel at...

Airlines Dump Planes, Routes, And Workers

Chicago Tribune | Julie Johnsson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Airline mergers may be off the table, for now, but a major industry reordering is still under way as United, Delta and Northwest Airlines contemplate ...

Eco-Scandal! AA Plane Flies 5 Passengers From US To London

Telegraph | David Millward | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

A major airline is under fire from environmentalists for flying an aircraft across the Atlantic with only five passengers on board. The flight from ...

Oil Profits Suggest Big Oil May Be Gauging Americans

AP | John Poretto | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Historic oil prices and $3-a-gallon gasoline have been contributing to fears of a recession, but they've yet to cause the hue and cry that some might ...

FedEx Blames High Fuel Costs For Q2 Losses

Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Package delivery company FedEx Corp. said Thursday its fiscal second-quarter earnings fell 6 percent, as the impact of high fuel costs and a weakening...

Experts: Record Gas Prices Near Despite Recent Drop

Los Angeles Times | Elizabeth Douglass and Ronald D. White | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Nationwide fuel costs surged again in the last week, the Energy Department said Tuesday, pushing prices higher than they've ever been at this time of ...