‘Green Phase’ Traffic Signal is Great for Cyclists!

October 24, 2011 by  
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StreetFilms /Video screen capture No Longer Stuck in the Middle, Waiting for Left Turns I’ve said it again and again: To increase cycling as a main form of transportation, our roads need to be modified to make it safer and more convenient for people on bikes to get where they’re going. This means physically separated bike lanes ,

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Cycle Chalao! Bike Sharing Comes to India

October 24, 2011 by  
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Cycle Chalao! / CC BY 1.0 Raj Janagam was growing frustrated with the lack of transportation methods in India for commuting short distances. He said 10 million people in Mumbai alone use local trains and public buses for long-distance transport, but there was no practical way for him to get from the railway station to his college. It seemed the perfect place to set up a bike share program. But since none existed, he was goi… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Soccer Moms Can Be Survivalists Too (Video)

October 24, 2011 by  
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Peak Moment TV / YouTube video Screengrab via OWOO “I was a middle-age soccer mom with a pile of kids and a mini-van. I didn’t have a retreat, and I didn’t own a gun, and I wasn’t afraid of people particularly. I didn’t expect the mutant zombie bikers to come after me. I just wanted to make sure that no matter what happened, that I could feed my kids. That I could keep them warm, that I’d have water and lights.” … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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The Poetic Insights of a Seaweed Harvester (Video)

October 24, 2011 by  
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The Perennial Plate / YouTube video Screengrab via OWOO We’ve posted before on the cancer-fighting properties of a seaweed diet . And from the Vegan Black Metal Chef’s asparagus tempura sushi to Kelly’s soba noodle salad , we’ve even given … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sanergy Is Putting A Price On Poop and Cleaning Up in Kenya

October 24, 2011 by  
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© Sanergy The problem of dealing with human waste in a world with seven billion people is enormous and controversial; that’s why the Gates Foundation is investing $42 million in developing high tech solutions. But as I noted in my post Putting a Price of Poop and Pee, there is money in shit, it is valuable for its phosphorus and fertilizer…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Solar Reflective Paints Can Make Your Car Cooler, Cleaner

October 22, 2011 by  
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Courtesy of the Heat Island Group, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory /via We’ve all heard that wearing white on a hot day will keep you cooler than if you’re wearing black. So it makes sense that the same would hold true for your car. But that doesn’t mean that you have to be stuck with a white vehicle, or something equally light. A new government study finds that even darker colors can be cool, as in reducing air conditioning use and auto-related emissions along the way…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sabotage! Tire-Busting Tack-Strip Found on Portland Bike Lane

October 21, 2011 by  
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© Courtesy of Jeremy Dunn If this was done on purpose, I hope they catch whoever did this… Jeremy Dunn, a Portland cyclist, found something strange on his path while he as riding westbound on the bike lane on NE Marine Drive. A piece of tar paper with thumb-tacks pushed through it so they are perpendicular to the ground, just about the width of the bike lane. He took the photos shown above and below and contacted BikePortland to report the incident…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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EV Owners Offered $50 Reward for Sharing Their Car

October 21, 2011 by  
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PlugShare /Promo image I’ve posted before on why electric cars and car sharing schemes are potentially a match made in heaven. But while forward thinking cities like Paris are launching 3000+ vehicle electric car sharing schemes , there’s no reason for communities to wait for government or corporate action. … Read the full story on TreeHugger

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How Solar Power is Spreading in Africa and Asia (Video)

October 21, 2011 by  
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Voice of America /via While friends of coal and oil continue to try and scupper the renewable energy revolution that’s underway, the fact is that whole communities in poor, rural areas are getting their first taste of electricity—and they are doing so without ever having to use fossil fuels…. Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Sail Powered Shipping Makes a Tentative Come Back

October 21, 2011 by  
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From sail-powered cargo ships to kite-powered freighters , there have been some promising signs of wind-power returning to international shipping. The Tres Hombres is a wind-powered ship providing a freight service between continental Europe, the UK and the Americas. Rob Hopkins of the Transition Movement has just recorded a podcast on

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