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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.

Toyota's Mirai Hydrogen Car

Infographic: Hydrogen or Battery – The Power of Future Transportation

Will you ever drive a hydrogen car? – Hybrid and electric cars have become an ever more familiar sight on many city and suburban streets across the world. But what about the hydrogen car? Many clean energy and environmental activist have considered hydrogen fuel cell-powered transportation as the way of the future. Fuel cells use stored hydrogen (instead of gasoline)…

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#Copenhagen Wheel. The increasing popularity of electric bikes

Electric Bikes: Better Transportation for a Better World

Due to their eco-friendliness, low price points and minimal operating costs, electric bikes are an increasingly popular way to travel. All around the world, we are seeing an increase in two wheeled electric transport and increasingly, this phenomenon is taking root in the U.S. Some studies have shown that a family can save as much as $2,500 per year by…

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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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Infographic: How Green is Your State?

This interactive infographic shows compares each U.S. state on overall “greenness” and on individual categories of mass transit, renewables, recycling, water quality, air quality, and CO2 Produced by MPHOnline.org

Indore Hopes to Make Cycling Accessible to the Public

Bike sharing programs are cropping up across the world, although the concept is in its infancy in the vast majority of countries. However, Indore, a city located in central India, has been spearheading the idea for almost a quarter century.

There will be more and more cars on the road like the Chevy Volt. But for low carbon transportation to really take hold, Americans must overcome their resistence to change

American Consumers and Greener Vehicles

Cutting emissions from US automobiles will be critical to any strategy for slowing global warming. America’s adoption of hybrids, fully electric vehicles and fuel efficient small cars are also crucial to the transition to a low carbon economy. According to an Environmental Defence study, Global Warming on the Road (pdf), US automobiles and light trucks are responsible for nearly half of all greenhouse gases emitted…

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