Category Archives: Environment

Follow the electric motorcycles and their homegrown solution to Washington

Our plan is to retrace the route of the automotive CEOs who went to Washington DC asking for government loans. But instead of looking for aid, we’d like to present President Obama with a homegrown solution to the transportation crisis. … Continue reading

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A Ford Fiesta with more mpg and almost half the price of Prius

…but don’t look for this Ford Fiesta ECOnetic model in the US as clean diesel doesn’t seem to fly here. The Australian press is buzzing with talk about the little car from a U.S. based company that beats the Prius … Continue reading

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80,000 dams only 3% use hydro

Gov. Ed Rendell visited Voith Hydro today to say that hydropower has the potential for generating clean energy and creating jobs for Pennsylvania and the nation. According to the study released today by the National Hydropower Association, the U.S. hydropower … Continue reading

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A rail trail bridge blazes new routes

It’s a partnership of public and private forces bridging a gap. It’s a path connecting city and country. It’s a gas free commuter route to center city York; an oil free way to get out of town for the weekend … Continue reading

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Blackberry Storm tricks & tips: Storm is low radiation source

Interesting study by the Environmental Working Group that rates radiation of hundreds of cell phones. The Blackberry Storm was rated as a low emitter while the study hinted that many very popular phones like the Apple iPhone 3G and Blackberry … Continue reading

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Amendment dies that may have cut rail trail funding

The Senate defeated Amendment 2371 by a margin of 59-39. railstotrails.org Casey (PA) and Specter (PA) voted to preserve funding.

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Rail trails vs. banks and health care corporations

Rail trails are as much about recreation as much as they are about potential. Strips of public land interconnected for moving people and whatever else the mind can dream of centuries from now. Hard decisions to be made in the … Continue reading

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Rail trail funding threatened by Amendment

Today, Senators John McCain (Ariz.) and Tom Coburn (Okla.) issued two amendments to the FY10 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development appropriations bill. If passed, these amendments would eliminate the majority of available federal funds for trails, walking and bicycling. Amendment … Continue reading

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A sunny, energy conserving Giant opens in Manchester

Giant Food Stores has blended energy saving technology into their new Manchester, Pa. store. Skylights are balanced with florescent lighting automatically. As the store gets darker from cloud cover, the lights automatically compensate. On a sunny day, the main overhead … Continue reading

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Swappable batteries for electric taxis

For vehicles that need to stay on the road and don’t have time for a charge, a pilot progam in Tokyo for swapping batteries in taxis. It’s an important test for Japan, too. While Japan’s 60,000 taxis represent only 2% … Continue reading

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