Monthly Archives: June 2007

More congestion = safer roads

A recent Forbes traffic study concludes that when people are stuck in gridlock they can’t attain speeds that will kill them. It appears that when you aren’t moving, you can’t smash into things as violently. Though often driver-maddening, traffic jams … Continue reading

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This RAPTOR doesn’t drink dinosaur

When I was a student at Gettysburg College, there was an elderly lady from town who used a trike to get around. She was beyond the ability of using a bicycle and perhaps having a drivers license, but the trike … Continue reading

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A hybrid brand

Toyota plants to launch an as-yet-unnamed dedicated brand of hybrid automobiles in 2009 following up on the success of it’s Synergy Drive system. Think Scion, the entry level boxy and sporty niche car that debuted a few years ago using … Continue reading

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LEC (Light Emitting Converter)

Light Beam Industries, LLC has developed a new solid state light emitting plastic. This new substance uses fluorescent laser dyes and solid state light sources in conjunction with optical waveguides to generate multicolored or white light. Applications might include targeting … Continue reading

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Seth Black’s “Green Effect”

Local student launches blog Green Effect Seth Black starts with an appreciation for his natural surroundings, digging to the roots of an environmental blogger. At One: Truly Appreciating Nature The cool breeze washes around my face As I look up … Continue reading

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EPA needs a global reality spin

Pollution standards are too weak to protect people from the air they breathe, the Environmental Protection Agency’s chief declared today. “Based upon the current science”, EPA Administrator Stephen L. Johnson concluded, that “the current standard is insufficient to protect public … Continue reading

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Joe’s bicycle SUV

Appalachian Trail thru-hiker Joe McMaster proves that you don’t need a huge SUV to haul a canoe down to the river. McMaster, who used his feet to move himself 2,175 miles from Georgia to Maine ydr.com (11/05), built a canoe … Continue reading

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Get 100 mpg riding a scooter

U.S. scooter sales have more than doubled since 2000, according to the Motorcycle Industry Council. Eric Kling vice president of R.R. Kling and Sons, of Dover, Pa., which specializes in plumbing, heating and air conditioning, started using the scooters last … Continue reading

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Green transportation milestones this week

Quantum Fuel Systems Technologies Worldwide, Inc. announced the delivery of Quantum’s hydrogen hybrid Priuses to and their participation in this week’s opening of Norsk Hydro’s first hydrogen refuelling station in Norway. The new facility is part of a planned “Hydrogen … Continue reading

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Congestion Charge

Change behavior by taking your money New York City is toying with the idea of charging cars $8 and trucks $21 to enter Manhattan’s business district, other U.S. cities are also toying with the idea. Other ideas include dropping subway … Continue reading

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