Desert Solar, Wind Power to Fuel Santiago, Chile’s Subway System

The Chilean capital’s subsway system is considered the finest, as well as the largest, in Latin America. Come 2018, some 60% of its electricity is to come from solar and wind power resources far north.

The rise in public transportation: Americans took 10.7 billion trips on public transportation in 2013—the highest number since the 1950s when many fewer of us owned our own cars

EarthTalk: The Rise in Public Transportation

EarthTalk® is a weekly environmental column made available to our readers from the editors of E/The Environmental Magazine Dear EarthTalk: What’s behind the rise in public transit in the U.S. in the last few years, and how does our transit use compare with that of other developed countries? – Angie Whitby, New Bern, NC Transit ridership is indeed at its highest…

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How to Make Your Daily Commute Greener and More Efficient

Guest post by Burt Treehorn Traffic, stress, money spent on gas— all contributors to that wonderful little thing called our daily commute. Making your commute greener can not only save you money, it can reduce your stress level and help contribute to a cleaner environment. Making the transition to a green commute can be difficult, especially if driving has been…

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San Francisco, Medellin Awarded 2012 Sustainable Transport Award

The 2012 Sustainable Transport Award was presented to the cities of San Francisco California and Medellin, Colombia on Tuesday at a ceremony in Washington DC. Sponsored by the Institute for Transportation and Development Policy based in New York City, the international honor is awarded based on five criteria, including improved mobility for citizens, transportation access for cyclists and pedestrians, improved…

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