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Tips for an Eco Commute

Tips for an Eco Commute

Your commute may not be your favourite part of the day, and, depending on how you travel, it may not be particularly green either. Of course, we can't all go and splash out on brand new electric or hybrid cars, but there are ways to make your commute just a little more eco-friendly. Although i

Posted byon04.4.2013inTransportation

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Is fear of a bicycle accident keeping people in their cars?

Is fear of a bicycle accident keeping people in their cars?

Most of us are well aware of the health and economic benefits of bicycle commuting, but in most cities the car is still king. Even in cities such as Victoria, which have ample bike lanes and paths, the majority of people still drive almost everywhere. Is fear of a serious bike injury the motivat

Posted byon08.28.2012inTransportation

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Can biofuels make commercial flight sustainable?

Can biofuels make commercial flight sustainable?

Air travel is one of the most energy, fuel, and carbon intensive activities that we engage in, and because of this, many people are wondering about the future of commercial flight. One of the options being looked at to save the aviation industry is biofuels, but are they enough to make our fligh

Posted byon01.18.2011inTransportation

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Airships could be the future of eco-friendly air travel

Airships could be the future of eco-friendly air travel

As author George Monbiot wrote in his 2006 book Heat, conventional air travel is unsustainable, no matter how you look at it. The carbon footprint of a jet is immense, and his controversial solution for this problem is to curb our use of air travel. That would be a very hard sell for most people,

Posted byon07.2.2010inTransportation

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