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World Car-Free Day


Hundreds of cities in up to 40 countries are today expected to take part in World Car Free Day 2011. The day is marked annually on Sept. 22, with organizers encouraging people to walk, bike, use mass transit, work from home or find other alternatives to cars. Organizers write on the World Carfree website that […]

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California Funds High Speed Rail System


California is going to start building its a 800-mile high-speed rail system with a 65-mile segment that goes through Fresno but doesn’t connect the city with any of its large Central Valley neighbors. Work on the $4.15 billion first segment, which will include a station in downtown Fresno and another near Hanford, is scheduled to […]

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Segway Owner James Heselden Dies After Segway Accident


In sad and ironic news today, the owner of the eco-friendly human transportation company, Segway, has died after falling off a cliff while riding his two-wheeled vehicle. The body of 62-year-old James Heselden was found in the River Wharfe alongside one of his Segways. He was pronounced dead at the scene, West Yorkshire police said. […]

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Tiger Woods Buys Elin Nordegren Tesla Roadster


If love is defined as dropping a bunch of cash on a ultra cool Tesla Roadster for the wife you’ve cheated on multiple times, then Tiger Woods really loves Elin Nordegren. Amid speculation that a divorce is in the works, Tiger and Elin were trying to hang out on the DL over at a dealership in […]

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Space Shuttle Landing Called Off


NASA has put a stop to the landing of Space Shuttle Discovery, which will stay in orbit for another day, due to cloudy weather. The Space Shuttle Discovery was slated to land at Kennedy Space Center, but mission managers in Houston canceled the landing just an hour and a half before the scheduled landing. Discovery has […]

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Google Maps Adds Biking Information


Starting this month (just in time for Spring), Google has started providing bicycle directions as part of its Google Maps service. The new feature comes with directions for cyclists in 150 cities in the United States. Google already incorporates public-transit and walking directions in addition to automobile driving directions, and the cycling community has been […]

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High Speed Rail Projects Start In Florida


In 2009, Obama pledged $10.5 billion towards high-speed rail development. It looks like the first state to receive some of that money will be Florida. Obama has designated $2.5 billion to the state to begin the first phase of their train system that will run from Orlando to Tampa. Phase 1 will run along the […]

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KLM Testing Biofuels On 747 Fleet


Dutch airline company KLM is planning the first biofuel flight on one of its passenger carrying 747′s. On November 23, a Boeing 747 will take a flight powered by a combination of 50% biofuel and 50% jet fuel. The biofuel being used in this KLM flight will be made from camelina, a feedstock that produces […]

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America’s Biggest Bike-Sharing Program in Boston


Boston as announced plans to implement a new urban bike sharing system as early as summer 2010. The program when complete, will be the largest in America. The new bike-sharing system will be along the same idea as the programs already being used in cities like Montreal and Paris. Riders can pick up bikes at […]

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NASA To Give $1.5m Prize To Best Eco-Plane Inventor


NASA has recently announced a competition for eco-minded aircraft designers, one in which low-carbon flying machines will compete for a $1.5m prize at a contest to be held in California in 2011. The competition will be run and organized by NASA’s light-aircraft collaborator organization, the Comparative Aircraft Flight Efficiency Foundation. It will be known as […]

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