INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

August 12, 2015 by  
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Buses, trains, cars, and bicycles may be ubiquitous worldwide, but they only represent a small fraction of the many modes of transport available. Fly to Dubai compiled a fun infographic to explore 30 unique transportation options from around the world. The infographic also includes interesting trivia about these lesser-known modes of transit. Hit the jump to explore all the transportation options, from Finland’s reindeer sled to Cuba’s coco taxi. Read the rest of INFOGRAPHIC: 30 unique modes of transport from around the world

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Seven Democratic National Committee Members Urge President to Reject Keystone XL Pipeline

September 21, 2011 by  
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Keystone XL protestors at the end of August, photo: Tar Sands Action / CC BY It’s not just thousands of protestors (a small fraction of whom are pictured above), prominent scientists, nobel laureates, and the Dalai Lama who are urging President Obama to not approve the proposed Keystone XL tar sands pipeline . Seven me… Read the full story on TreeHugger

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Renewables Made Up Half of New Power Installed in U.S. Last Year

July 15, 2010 by  
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A new study by the Renewable Energy Policy Network for the 21st Century (REN21) , a UN-backed organization, found that in 2009, half of new power generation capacity built in the U.S. was in the form of renewable energy. And we’re not alone.  In Europe, renewables accounted for 60 percent of new power generation capacity in 2009, and globally, renewables now comprise 25 percent of power capacity and delivered 18 percent of the world’s electricity in 2009

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GM Offering 8-Year/100,000-Mile Warranty on Volt Battery

July 15, 2010 by  
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GM is hoping to erase all fears about the lifespan of electric car batteries by offering a standard eight-year, 100,000-mile warranty on the Chevy Volt’s battery pack .  The warranty also allows the driver to transfer it to another vehicle owner at no cost within that timeframe. By having the Volt battery come with a long-term warranty, GM is aiming to assure consumers of the durability of the Volt and other electric cars. As GM said in the press release, “all battery components [are] validated to withstand extreme temperatures, terrain and driving patterns.”  With a solid warranty to back that statement up, hopefully more consumers will be willing to buy the Volt or other PHEVs.

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9,922 Megawatts of New Wind in U.S. in 2009, 39% Growth from 2008

January 28, 2010 by  
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This photo is a good reminder that we’re only beginning to clean up our society. Photo: Flickr , CC Still Only a Small Fraction of Total Electricity Generation, Though According to the American Wind Energy Association , the U.S

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Foreign Oil Lobbyists Mobilize to Protect Newfound Ability to Influence US Elections

January 28, 2010 by  
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Photo via Cleveland Blog The US Supreme Court decision handed down earlier this week determined that corporations should be treated as individuals–and should face no restrictions on spending to support political candidates.

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