Eco Living

What's the Greenest Way to Ship Packages?

Dec 15th, 2017 | By Amy Leibrock

If you’ve found yourself buying more of your holiday gifts online every year, you’re not alone. Most Americans, 79 percent, shop online, and the volume of online holiday shopping increases every year. With so much free two-day shipping available, who can blame us? But does it make you wonder what effect all those doorstep deliveries are having on the environment?
Continue Reading


Innovation

L.A. Port Project Aims to Reduce Wasteful Idling

Jan 13th, 2014 | By Amy Leibrock

Freight is an essential part of the world economy, and goods are largely moved with fossil fuels. But wait times, congestion, idling, and other factors all lead to wasted fuel and air pollution. With U.S. domestic freight expected to double and international freight to triple by the year 2035, the U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) is spurring development of information systems to improve the efficiency of moving goods. Here's how they hope to do it...
Continue Reading


Transportation

How Green Is Your Airline?

Sep 20th, 2013 | By Aubrey Yee

A new ranking of U.S. domestic airlines based on fuel efficiency makes it easier for passengers to choose a lower carbon footprint on their next flight.
Continue Reading


Subscribe to our Newsletter

Subscribe to our Newsletter

Transportation

Major U.S. Railway May Ditch Diesel

Apr 8th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

In yet another sign that natural gas is gaining steam as a transportation fuel, one of America's biggest railroads, BNSF Railway Co., is undertaking a pilot program that will test the feasibility of using natural gas to fuel its locomotives.
Continue Reading


Food System

The Hidden Costs of Drought

Mar 8th, 2013 | By Amy Leibrock

Shipping on the Mississippi River has returned to normal levels after a threatened shutdown due to the drought, but the scare exposed one more way our food supply is vulnerable to extreme weather events.
Continue Reading


Eco Living

Gallons per mile

Dec 14th, 2012 | By Aubrey Yee

We've been taught to think of fuel efficiency in 'miles per gallon' but these researchers show that it's 'gallons per mile' that really make the difference...
Continue Reading


Transportation

The Bike Superhighways of Denmark

Aug 3rd, 2012 | By Nicole Rogers

Today, cycling is part of Copenhagen's culture. Bikes are everywhere! But there was a time when vehicle traffic clogged Denmark's capital city's roads. In the 1970s Denmark faced an energy crisis, a recession, and increasing car traffic congestion. The public demanded better transportation infrastructure and options.
Continue Reading