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Our Responsibility to the Earth

Michael Brune | Posted 06.21.2011 | Green
Michael Brune

Big Oil and its proxies hate alternative energy and energy efficiency. Do you think they'd be kicking and screaming to stop progress if they didn't see a threat to their bottom line?

The Future Of Transportation?

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The YikeBike was given its name because, according to the creator, people react to this new mode of transportation by exclaiming, "Yikes!" The YikeBi...

Why Is Our Automotive Future Always Better Than Our Automotive Present?

Catherine Lutz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Catherine Lutz

If we want our automotive present to be more like our imagined automotive future, one in which we suffer from less traffic and less pollution, we have to get real.

WATCH: New Car Runs On Air

The Huffington Post | Joanna Zelman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

There are cars that run on gas, electricity, vegetable oil, even human waste, and now there is a car that runs on air. The AirPod has been created in...

Deep Travel

Tony Hiss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel
Tony Hiss

One of the allures of time-off travel is that on vacation we slip more easily into Deep Travel, and notice more than normal, giving the people and places we encounter an intensity and glow.

Poo Power: British VW Bug Runs On Bio-Gas

Inhabitat | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

POO POWER! GENeco, a waste treatment company in Bristol, UK set out to prove that bio-gas could be a reliable alternative transportation fuel, so they...

PHOTOS: 9 Creative Ways To Not Own A Car

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your ...

What Ever Happened to Public Transportation?

John Robbins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
John Robbins

We're now seeing where our obsession with the private car and truck has taken us -- into gridlock, pollution, and dependence on imported oil.

Why is an auto company talking about water?

Sue Cischke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Sue Cischke

Not surprisingly, when I am asked to participate in professional conferences, the requests center on Ford's view of the future of transportation. It's...

Uncommon Ground Rooftop Farm Update: Week 5

Dave Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Dave Snyder

Tomatoes, peas, peppers are all starting to move into high gear.

Vive le Vélo! America Needs A Bike Ambassador, and a French Lesson

Lauren Elyse Matison | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Lauren Elyse Matison

Bikes have replaced berets as the "it" accessory in France. The two-wheeled vehicles may be chic and eco, but this is not why locals ride them. It'...

Ambitious High-Speed Rail Projects (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Gazelle Emami | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

High-speed rails are appearing more frequently in government agendas, as it's a more economical form of transportation that stimulates job growth, not...

Coffee-Powered Car Gets 56 Espressos Per Mile

Inhabitat | Mike Chino | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Behold the Carpuccino, a £400 1988 Volkswagen Scirocco that has been retrofitted to run on coffee grounds....

Modern High-Speed Rail Is a Winner for the Public -- and It's About More Than "Just Speed"

Howard Learner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Howard Learner

Better high-speed rail service will triple ridership in the coming years. This adds to the green benefits of reducing air and car travel, and the economic vitality from pulling jobs, people and business back into downtowns.

Transit Systems Are Turning To Hybrid Buses | MICHELINE MAYNARD | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Transit systems from New York to Taipei, and from Ames, Iowa, to Ann Arbor, Mich., are adding hybrid buses at a rapid clip. New York, by far, has the ...

LA Foodies And Bikers Unite! Flying Pigeon LA's Dim Sum Bike Ride (VIDEO)

Jennifer Grayson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Jennifer Grayson

Wolfgang Puck and Ferrari drivers, take note: The Los Angeles you know and love is changing.

No Impact Week: Transportation

Huffington Post | Matthew Palevksy | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

HuffPost's No Impact Week is here, where together with the No Impact Project we're examining and reducing our environmental footprint. Click here to f...

Convoys May Replace Carpools As A Greener Way To Travel

EcoSalon | Liz Lewis | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The project, based on the concept of linking vehicles together using wireless sensors, is aimed at finding an inexpensive and environmentally friendly...

Will E-Bikes Be The New 'Commuter Cool'? | Steve Almasy CNN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Electric bikes are still somewhat of a novelty in the United States, but in China they're everywhere. In fact, Chinese electric bikes number more tha...

Seven Ways Americans Are Kicking Their Gas-Guzzling Habit

Tara Lohan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Tara Lohan

With gas mileage near the bottom of the heap -- 15 miles per gallon in the city and around 20 on the highway -- trucks are icons of America's suicidal obsession with gas guzzlers.

The Greenbird: Is Wind-Powered Transportation The Way Of The Future? (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Greenbird, a land and ice craft vehicle that is powered solely by wind, is a pioneering hybrid vehicle for zero carbon transportation. Designed by...

Studies Show Cyclists Cause Less Than 10% of Bike/Car Accidents : TreeHugger

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Whenever we write about bike/car "interactions" we get a lot of complaints that cyclists bring much of this upon themselves by blowing through red lig...

Copenhagen: A City of Bicycle Superhighways

Treehugger | Lloyd Alter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

"Each and every day 500,000 people ride their bicycle to work or school in Copenhagen." Whereas in North America we are, as one writer puts it, "figh...

Sarah Palin's Fall Speaking Tour

Patti Prairie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Patti Prairie

While one's individual actions -- such as bringing one less bag next time they have to fly -- might seem incidental for any given person, the collective force of a country of people all making small choices can be astonishing.

Schweeb: Is The Human-Powered Monorail The Transportation Of The Future? (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

The Schweeb, the world's only human powered monorail, is a futuristic attempt at eco-friendly transportation. These pedal powered pods resemble a recu...