Monthly Archives: August 2008

Toyota Highlander gets a smaller engine

A new large four, Toyota’s most powerful four. I can’t tell if this engine is destined for this country but it’s an interesting development for a large SUV where bigger is usually considered better. Toyota will switch production at its … Continue reading

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Hybrid mileage variations

J R writes greenmesh: When looking for hybrid mileage information, ask what MPG is in Winter. My 3 year old (Toyota) Highlander gets 28-30 in Summer, but drops to 21-23 in Winter because the gas engine must run more often … Continue reading

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Moral greening of capitalism

I was thinking about this while lying under my motorcycle doing the 6000 miles service. Being green around the year 2000 meant driving a tiny hybrid Honda Insight with a “Save the whales” bumper sticker plastered between those funky rear … Continue reading

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Ford Focus (es) production away from SUV/trucks

Killing off the guzzlers The 51-year-old Michigan Truck Plant, located in Wayne, Mich., will start building the Focus in November when it kicks equipment now used to build the Ford Expedition and Lincoln Navigator SUV to it’s Kentucky plant. A … Continue reading

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VIDEO Freshman transition

( Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record / Sunday News ) The freshman transition program at Susquehannock High School aims to alleviate some of the fear related to high school. Visit students on their first day.

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Bicycling wastes gas ?

The idea is that eating some foods, like meat, uses more fossil fuel than driving a car, so a bicyclist consuming food uses more fossil fuel than driving a car. bicycleuniverse.info I don’t know where a sedentary person who gorges … Continue reading

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Ancient water turbines powered factory for free

I was riding my bike through Harpers Ferry, West Virginia today with a friend and stopped at the site of an old textile plant. Everyone is familiar with 19th century water wheels powering small grain mills, but what was interesting … Continue reading

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VIDEO Fifty years of Hula-Hoop

( Paul Kuehnel – York Daily Record / Sunday News ) A random visit to Morgan E. Cousler Park with two Hula-Hoops. Park visitors try their hula and talk about their memories.

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Save fuel, buy local produce

Shipping grapes from Chili or strawberries from California takes alot of energy. Because industrial farming draws on the economy of scale, our food is increasingly grown in concentration in specific areas of the country. This is so common that it … Continue reading

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Scooter/electric mower update

I was mowing with my electric lawn mower last night past my neighbor’s full-sized Chevy pickup that now sits there for weeks at a time getting dirt circles under the tires. Chuck actually put stabilizer in the vehicle that gets … Continue reading

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