Carbon Footprint

U.S. Interstate Bike Routes Bolstered...As Highways Neglected?
U.S. Interstate Bike Routes Bolstered...As Highways Neglected?

You've probably heard of I-5, I-80, or I-95, the legendary U.S. 66 or the still-useful U.S. 2. But what about USBR 20? It's been 55 years since the Interstate highway system was initiated by President Eisenhower. And while that system might be crumbling and ill-maintained in some respects, there's...Read More»

2010 Honda Dog Friendly Element
Do Dogs Leave A Larger Footprint Than SUVs?

Are dogs worse for the environment than SUVs? You'll find a number of sources trumpeting the widely publicized results from New Zealand researchers, concluding that yes, dogs are worse for the planet than SUVs. But don't kick out the hound quite yet and head for the Hummer dealership; according to...Read More»

Michael Pollan
Michael Pollan Eats Words: Prius-Driving Carnivores Are OK!

Last week, author Michael Pollan (The Omnivore's Dilemma, etc.) made headlines when he said, "A vegan in a HUMMER has a lighter carbon footprint than beef-eater in a Prius". This week, predictably, Mr. Pollan is eating those words: although studies have shown that meat-eaters generate two tons more...Read More»

2008 Toyota A-Bat Concept
2008 Toyota A-Bat Concept

Toyota’s presence at the Detroit auto shows past has trumpeted its big, big, big trucks and SUVs, from the new Tundra to the Sequoia. But this year coming, with fuel-economy rules changing, Toyota is staking out some greener territory with a concept pickup truck derived — like Honda’s...Read More»

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