Green Transportation

The latest and greatest on the many ways to move around, from electric cars and hybrid vehicles to commuter and electric bikes.

Electric Trucks Change the Way Chicago Collects Trash

Press Release

Chicago has decided to convert its entire garbage truck fleet to electric trucks from Motiv Power Systems, making it the first city in the U.S. to have a zero-emission fleet. 


Researchers Study Switchgrass Biofuel

Press Release

A Louisiana State University forestry researcher is looking at a fast-growing plant called switchgrass as a potential biofuel feedstock. Using switchgrass biofuel is practical because the plant requires little fertilizer and can tolerate drought and floods.


Walking School Buses Make a Big Difference

By England Porter

Walking School Buses make a big impact by improving health, building community and filling in where school budgets fall short.


American Airlines Scores High On Newsweek's Green Rankings List

Press Release

American Airlines is the greenest U.S. airline for the third consecutive year in Newsweek's Green Rankings List, an annual environmental ranking of the country's 500 largest publicly traded companies.


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Can Bicycle Travel Save Small Town America?

By Rebecca Martin

Watch this short video to hear how bicycle travel can save small town America.


Quick Cook Method Turns Algae Into Biocrude

DomesticFuel.com

Researchers from the University of Michigan have developed a way to “pressure cook” algae to produce biocrude. The process shows promise in the development of green fuels.


Teaching Your Kids How to Ride a Bike the Fast and Easy Way

By BikeHacks.com

Learn how to teach your kids to ride a bike. It's simple: Use a scooter.


Biofuel Grasses Spark Criticism

Press Release

Two grasses under consideration for biofuels in the United States are considered invasive species that may do more harm than good.



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