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China drives toward sustainable freight policies 23.3.2017 GreenBiz.com
Transportation experts are studying a range of options, from new low-emissions zones to better methods of transferring cargo from ships to railways to trucks.
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Plans for VRE expansion to Haymarket crumble 18.3.2017 Washington Post
Plans for VRE expansion to Haymarket crumble
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Recon is offering its 50-mile range MONO electric bike for under $800 18.3.2017 TreeHugger
It must be almost spring, because e-bike campaigns are popping up all over.
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Research break-through: Producing gasoline in yeast cell factories 9.3.2017 Green Technology and Environmental Science News - ENN
There have been many attempts to modify this stubborn little enzyme. But none have succeeded, until now. With new findings from Chalmers the enzyme FAS has started to produce sustainable chemicals for biofuels.We are in great need of sustainable and clean alternatives to oil-derived products. One of the choices at hand is to produce chemicals and biofuels from sustainable biomass.
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Five (More) Reasons to #DeleteUber -- and Some Ethical Alternatives 2.3.2017 Truthout - All Articles
It seems like not a month goes by without a major controversy about the San Francisco-based ride-hailing company Uber. On Feb. 19, Susan J. Fowler, a former engineer at the company, published a  blog post  alleging sexual harassment and discrimination she faced during her time there. Fowler's claims prompted  Uber to hire  former US attorney general Eric Holder to launch an investigation.   In January, the company faced a social media backlash after it turned off "surge pricing" at a time when the New York Taxi Workers Alliance went on strike against President Donald Trump's travel ban. While it is unclear whether Uber was truly disregarding a  protest in support of immigrants   -- as it turns out, there are many more reasons to  #DeleteUber  and seek out ethical alternatives for your transportation needs: 1. Uber Breaks Laws The company appears to constantly disregard laws. It has amassed an astounding array of fines as a result:  $20 million  for misleading "prospective drivers with exaggerated ...
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France offers €200 subsidy on electric bike purchases 23.2.2017 TreeHugger
In a bid to get more people on their bikes, and to boost alternative transport methods, France is offering its citizens a financial incentive for purchasing an e-bike.
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Can rising seas yield common ground with Trump? 23.2.2017 Business Operations | GreenBiz.com
Exploring opportunities for climate collaboration with the Trump administration
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Pressure mounts on UK supermarkets to create plastic-free aisles 22.2.2017 TreeHugger
If shoppers can choose gluten-free, fat-free, sugar-free, kosher, and halal food items, why not plastic-free, too?
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Uber and Lyft's Trumpian Problem: It's Not the App, It's the Exploitation! 15.2.2017 Truthout.com
In this interview, Bhairavi Desai of the New York Taxi Workers Alliance talks about her union's solidarity strike in the name of the many Muslim, refugee and immigrant workers who drive the city's taxis. It was the first workforce strike against the Trump administration, a deeply anti-labor government. Antonio Pacheco holds a sign in solidarity with fellow Uber drivers demonstrating outside the ride-hailing company's offices in the Queens borough of New York, February 1, 2016. Hundreds of the independent contractors, incensed over the ride-hailing service's recent fare reduction, are attempting to organize and force the company to address their concerns. (Photo: Kevin Hagen / The New York Times) On the night after Donald Trump's Muslim Ban executive order was announced, thousands headed to airports to protest the detention of refugees who had arrived after the order went into effect. That same night, taxi workers across New York City famously went on strike in solidarity with those protesting at ...
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How Labor and Climate United Can Trump Trump 14.2.2017 Commondreams.org Views
Jeremy Brecher

Donald Trump and his congressional Republican allies have taken control of the U.S. government. The result threatens to be devastating for both labor and the climate — not to mention immigrants, African Americans, Muslims, women, children, the elderly, the disabled, LGBTQ people, and many others.

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News roundup: Late night comedy finds inspiration -- and higher ratings -- in Trump 10.2.2017 Salt Lake Tribune
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Metro proposal to cut bus service could have consequences for MetroAccess users 10.2.2017 Washington Post
Metro proposal to cut bus service could have consequences for MetroAccess users
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Energy Transfer Partners says work on Dakota Access pipeline will resume quickly 9.2.2017 LA Times: Commentary
Sessions will face a tough job at Justice - and Trump isn't making it any easier Feb. 8, 2017, 6:27 p.m. This is our look at President Trump's administration and the rest of Washington: Sessions will face multiple challenges as attorney general - including his boss Confirmation hearing for embattled...
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Trump advisers’ tax credit plan for infrastructure has risks 7.2.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump has promised to revitalize America’s aging roads, bridges, railways and airports, but a plan put forward by his economic advisers relies on a transportation financing scheme that hasn’t been tried before and comes with significant risks. The plan was set out just before the election by billionaire leveraged buy-out […]
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Flying cars under development vary significantly 30.1.2017 Seattle Times: Top stories

Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable “flying car.” The designs vary greatly, and most aren’t actually cars capable of driving on roads. Here are some examples: Vahana European aircraft manufacturer Airbus is working […]
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Flying cars under development vary significantly 30.1.2017 AP Business
Spurred by technology advances and demand for transportation alternatives in increasingly congested cities, entrepreneurs around the globe are vying to become the first to develop a commercially viable &quot;flying car.&quot; The designs vary greatly, and most aren&apos;t actually cars capable of driving on roads. Here are some examples:...
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From ground coverings to transit totals: The Trump team's false claims 25.1.2017 LA Times: Commentary

To the editor:  Is this a contest?

I think President Trump and his team have more important matters to attend to rather than quibble over how many attended the inauguration. Who cares?

( “False claims from the White House,” Jan. 23)

Releasing his tax forms, as promised, is more important.

Carmela...

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Five Far Reaching Opportunities to Modernize California Natural Gas Policy 24.1.2017 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
By Tim O'Connor As he settles into his final two years as California’s longest-serving Governor, Jerry Brown has limited time to finalize his energy and climate policy legacy. Meanwhile, with a new crop of state legislators and two new appointees at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), California has a fresh set of actors who will be actively questioning the way things are — and the way things should be. While there are a lot of economic sectors that will be under the microscope for the next two years, for natural gas policy, these five key opportunities will likely have the most relevance. 1) Respond to the Aliso Canyon disaster with true reforms As we’ve written previously , the disaster at Aliso Canyon revealed that the state is dangerously dependent on natural gas. We’ve also seen that gas and electric markets have been designed to stifle economic signals that would otherwise spur investment and development of alternatives to gas for meeting reliability needs. In fact, evidence suggests ...
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FactCheck: The facts on crowd size 24.1.2017 Philly.com News
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The White House's 'alternative facts' about Trump's inauguration crowd and how they are wrong 23.1.2017 LA Times: Nation
President Trump's team set a combative tone with the press on his first full day in office when White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer accused the media of reporting incorrect information about the size of the crowds at Trump's swearing-in ceremony. "These attempts to lessen the enthusiasm of...
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