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The Climate Is Ripe for Social Change 20.12.2014 Commondreams.org Views
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Pipe Dreams? Labor Researchers Say Keystone XL Project May Kill More Jobs Than It Creates 15.12.2014 Truthout - All Articles
While the U.S. Chamber of Commerce has claimed that the proposed Keystone XL pipeline would create 250,000 jobs, labor researchers say the jobs figures have been vastly distorted. We speak to Sean Sweeney, director and founder of the Global Labor Institute at Cornell University, and Bruce Hamilton, vice president of Amalgamated Transit Union. TRANSCRIPT: AMY GOODMAN: We’re broadcasting from the [U.N.] Climate Change Conference here in Lima, Peru. We’re broadcasting from Peru, which is the first time a COP, the Conference of Parties, this U.N. climate summit, in 20 years has been held in the heart of Amazon country. Well, on Thursday, I spoke to the man who crunched the numbers on the Keystone XL job creation, has raised a lot of questions about. SEAN SWEENEY: My name is Sean Sweeney. I co-direct Cornell University’s Global Labor Institute, and I’m also here representing Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. AMY GOODMAN: So, I just tried to ask Secretary Kerry about Keystone XL. He didn’t answer the ...
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Tollway working on plan to rebuild, maybe widen, Tri-State 11.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
The Illinois Tollway is launching a major planning effort to reconstruct and possibly widen the central Tri-State Tollway starting in 2020, officials said ...
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Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel 4.12.2014 Seattle Times: Business & Technology
Boeing said it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground transportation.
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Boeing conducts first flight using green diesel 3.12.2014 Chicago Tribune: Business
Chicago-based Boeing said Wednesday it completed the first test flight using green diesel, a fuel blend of oils and fats already used in trucks and other ground ...
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Proposed environmental rules could help cities reduce car use 2.12.2014 LA Times: Commentary
California is about to overhaul the way it measures the impact of new residential and commercial development on transportation, revising the metrics in a manner that is expected to make it easier to build in cities and harder to expand the suburbs.
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Editorial: Gov. Inslee and Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce should carefully consider climate policy 1.12.2014 Seattle Times: Top stories
Given its potential impact, a low carbon fuel standard should be fully debated, not implemented by gubernatorial executive order, writes guest columnist Mike Elliott.
Millennials driving their way to becoming multimodal generation 30.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
Economics push young adults to expand their transportation menu beyond the automobile and to bikes, buses and trains.
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Millennials: The multimodal generation 30.11.2014 Star Tribune: Politics
Economics push young adults to expand their transportation menu beyond the automobile.
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Editorial: Gov. Inslee and Carbon Emissions Reduction Taskforce should carefully consider climate policy 29.11.2014 Seattle Times: Opinion
Given its potential impact, a low carbon fuel standard should be fully debated, not implemented by gubernatorial executive order, writes guest columnist Mike Elliott.
Easy-to-ride pedal-less wooden bike revives an early form of bicycling 28.11.2014 TreeHugger
This sleek wooden prototype is an updated version of the dandy horse, a precursor of today's bike that is propelled by the feet.
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Friday Fun: Two genius bike-parking ideas give cyclists a care-free commute 21.11.2014 THE CITY FIX
For urban commuters, a safe, convenient place to store their bike can be the difference between choosing to cycle and needing to drive. Even in bicycle-friendly cities, cyclists can still face the challenge of having to lug their bike on ...
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Growing motorcycle use creates a global safety challenge 19.11.2014 THE CITY FIX
Cities worldwide face the pressing challenge of growing motorcycle fleets and remarkable increases in related traffic fatalities. With streets ill-prepared and motor-bikes whizzing in every direction, the scene might best be described as urban transport anarchy. The problem is especially ...
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Rail congestion sends more grain to market on river barges 17.11.2014 Star Tribune: Latest
With the recent rail disruptions, Minnesota farmers are turning back to the river for transportation.
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In more cities and states, car commuting is on the skids 16.11.2014 Chicago Tribune: Nation
Jillian Golan got tired of paying repair bills for her 2001 Volkswagen Cabriolet convertible last year and started walking the 20 minutes to her job at a dialysis clinic in Philadelphia. A year and a half later, she hasn't looked back, joining the growing ranks of people giving up cars ...
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Strength in Odd Numbers 15.11.2014 NY Times: Automobiles
Strength in Odd Numbers
Agriculture and climate change: a cause, a victim and a potential solution 13.11.2014 MinnPost
CC/Flickr/thebittenword.com Properly managed soil is a natural carbon sink, and organic farming is increasingly recognized as a viable, more adaptable, and healthier alternative to conventional modern agriculture. When people think of climate change, the first things that come to mind are typically power plants, rising sea levels or melting glaciers. But an often overlooked yet important piece of the issue is our food system. Agriculture is intricately tied to climate change because it is at the same time a cause, victim and potential solution, depending on the way we grow and transport food from the fields to our plates. In a new event series, Dine for Climate, the Will Steger Foundation is making the connection between climate change and our food system by partnering with local restaurants (Birchwood Café, French Meadow Bakery and Café/Bluestem Bar, Spoonriver and Lucia’s) that source organic and sustainable food from Minnesota farmers. The events will showcase how eating local and organic is a ...
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Storm Closing Schools, Messing With Commute 10.11.2014 WCCO: National
(credit: CBS)Some school districts in Minnesota are canceling classes as the first major winter storm of the season arrives. St. Cloud Area Schools, Albany, Sauk Rapids-Rice and Sartell are among those closed Monday because of the storm that could deposit more than a foot of snow in some area.
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The latest in multi-modal transportation: The Belt Scooter 7.11.2014 TreeHugger
Hold on to your pants as we show you how to solve the last mile problem.
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How to Shrink the Economy without Crashing It: A Ten-Point Plan 6.11.2014 CommonDreams.org Headlines
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