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August 27, 2019, 12pm PDT
There are many environmental benefits to bioenergy, particularly when the feedstock comes from waste, as opposed to agricultural products that could be used for food. A new study applies life cycle analysis to four types of waste matter.
Daily Energy Insider
July 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Alliance 90/The Greens, a political party in Germany, wants the country's domestic travel to shift completely to rail. Achieving that goal will require making air travel more expensive and rail travel cheaper and easier.
Euractiv
July 18, 2019, 11am PDT
The Minister for Transport called it "part of the answer to climate change" – charging air travelers a modest fee for international trips that originate in France and investing the revenue in greener alternatives such as rail transport.
The Washington Post
April 5, 2019, 2pm PDT
Last month, the Paris-based International Energy Agency released its annual "Global Energy & CO2 Status Report." Energy consumption grew 2.3 percent with fossil fuels accounting for 70 percent on the increase. CO2 emissions jumped 1.7 percent.
The Washington Post
March 27, 2019, 1pm PDT
The Globe and Mail editorial board points out the obvious hypocrisies of the global response to an aviation tragedy relative to the ongoing tragedies that occur every day as a result of the world's reliance on automobiles.
Globe and Mail
January 10, 2019, 8am PST
The sobering news comes from the Rhodium Group, a research firm that tracks CO2 emissions. The preliminary estimate is the third in two months to show an increase in 2018, attributing it to an improved economy and Trump's regulation rollbacks.
The Washington Post
Blog post
January 3, 2019, 8am PST
Some thoughts on what we might have learned in 2018 and what it might mean going forward.
Steven Polzin
December 19, 2017, 2pm PST
Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport, the busiest airport in the world, was crippled by a total power outage over the weekend. The airport is now working to catch up before holiday travel peaks.
11Alive
March 2, 2014, 5am PST
Twenty years after the movie Speed, which took place on the Big Blue Bus, Metro rail system, and other transit facilities, Keanu Reeves and crew might not recognize L.A.'s current transit system. L.A. County planner Clement Lau surveys the changes.
UrbDeZine.com
February 21, 2014, 7am PST
United Airlines recently decided to eliminate its hub at Cleveland Hopkins International Airport. Some are hoping the city will shift traffic from the Burke Lakefront Airport into Hopkins, freeing up lakefront property for development.
Cleveland.com
July 22, 2013, 9am PDT
Extreme temperatures aren’t just a public health concern: they also affect how we get around.
Better Institutions
January 10, 2013, 6am PST
Whet Moser looks at the revival of the intercity bus industry, despite its past inadequacies and stigmas. He discusses a new report that details the elements contributing to today's bus boom.
Chicago Magazine
February 3, 2011, 8am PST
The demand for air travel may seem to be on the decline, but it's actually rising -- and playing a major role in determining which places are more economically successful.
The New York Times
July 17, 2010, 5am PDT
The Web Urbanist counts down the ten most hair raising airports. "Flying may be one of the safest methods of travel but it doesn't always look that way."
Web Urbanist
March 6, 2009, 6am PST
As air travel security tightens and high speed rail expands, getting in and around Spain is becoming easier on the rails than in the sky.
NPR
September 22, 2008, 12pm PDT
Frequent Rider Miles, on-line tickets and on-board wi-fi are but a few of the amenities and cost cutting strategies that are attracting riders to inter-city bus travel.
Business Week