Student-designed car could cross almost the entire U.S. on one gallon of gas

Posted on Thursday, June 1st, 2017 by

The prototype car that engineering students from Quebec’s Universite Laval designed could pretty much cross the U.S. on a single tank of gas. Except it wouldn’t look like any other cars on the road. Every year, engineering students compete in the Shell Eco-marathon Americas event. The goal is to design, build and demonstrate a vehicle […]

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Transit’s Role in Environmental Sustainability

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by

Public transportation plays an important role in confronting environmental challenges. Public transportation can: Improve air quality Reduce greenhouse gas emissions Facilitate compact development, conserving land and decreasing travel demand Save energy Other benefits Minimize impacts Improve air quality Public transportation can help metropolitan areas meet national air quality standards by reducing overall vehicle emissions […]

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Environmental Benefits of Public Transportationb

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by

Public transportation provides many mobility, safety, and economic benefits to people and businesses. Beyond those key benefits, it also offers significant environmental advantages that contribute to a better quality of life. “Public transportation reduces the number of cars in street (makes the alleviate traffic congestion wording more redundant), and thus helps improve air quality, alleviate […]

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How does public transportation help the environment?

Posted on Monday, April 17th, 2017 by

In January 2004, the citizens of Milan, Italy, were preparing for a strike that would shut down all public transportation. Since an estimated 28 percent of greater Milan’s 3 million populace relied heavily on public transit, the strike meant gridlock and frustration for most of the city. For a team of researchers from the University […]

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Improved Vehicle Performance with Fuel That’s Better for the Environment

Posted on Wednesday, January 25th, 2017 by

Is it possible to increase vehicle performance and fuel efficiency while also slowing climate change through reduced greenhouse gas emissions? New research by Oak Ridge National Laboratory, and funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Bioenergy Technologies Office (BETO), indicates yes! Oak Ridge National Laboratory scientists modified a Cadillac sedan and verified that with car engine […]

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How to Clean Up the Dirtiest Vehicles on the Road

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

When it comes to cleaning up automotive emissions, Tesla gets all the love. The upstart automaker garners the headlines and praise for making electric driving not just feasible, but sexy. That’s important, but all the attention on innovations for personal cars misses one critical fact: The cars most people drive each day are already among […]

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Virgin Atlantic is using new behavioral science research to train pilots to save fuel

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

A new study (pdf) found that Virgin Atlantic Airways pilots used less fuel when they were told their usage was being monitored, a striking example of applying behavioral science techniques for real-world impact. The economists conducting the study analyzed data from more than 40,000 flights and found “the behavioral effects of such interventions are currently […]

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Building Greener Ships, to Keep the Sea From Rising

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Pound for pound and mile for mile, shipping is already the most environmentally efficient way to move cargo, and standards to improve efficiency in new ships went into effect earlier this year. Those standards are subject to regular review and could be tightened “if the technology supports that,” a spokeswoman for the United Nations agency […]

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The Netherlands is making moves to ban all non-electric vehicles by 2025

Posted on Friday, January 20th, 2017 by

Electric vehicles – including self-driving cars – are clearly the future of personal transportation, but the question remains: when does the future begin, exactly? If the Netherlands has its way, we now have an answer. There are moves within the country to ban all petrol and diesel vehicle sales by 2025, meaning only new […]

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Eco-Friendly Driving Habits Save Fuel and Help the Environment

Posted on Thursday, January 19th, 2017 by

Looking to save money at the fuel pump this summer, earn favorable vehicle insurance rates, and do your part to keep carbon emissions out of the environment? The solution is simpler than you might think, and it’s within reach for every Calgary driver. In addition to putting you at higher risk for accidents and traffic […]

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