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Chinese turn to carpooling aps to get ride home for holidays 5.2.2016 Seattle Times: Top stories

SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most Chinese. The apps give an alternative to pricey airfares and hard-to-score train tickets. Software developer […]
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Chinese turn to carpooling aps to get ride home for holidays 5.2.2016 World
SHANGHAI (AP) — The hundreds of millions of Chinese heading home for Lunar New Year have a relatively new travel option this year: mobile apps to find carpool partners to share costs in what is a novel concept for most ...
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If labour really wants to break the wealthy's grip on society, it should fight car culture 5.2.2016 rabble.ca - News for the rest of us

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Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter" 4.2.2016 Truthout - All Articles
A salt truck drives through Times Square in New York City during the blizzard that took place on January 23, 2016. (Photo: blvdone / Shutterstock.com ) A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein. Our talk was part of the George M. Ewing Forum, named in honor of the late editor and publisher of our local newspaper. He was a worldly and informed man, dedicated to good talk and a lively exchange of ideas. The forum brings to town a variety of speakers each year, some of them from the area, others not. The Finger Lakes region is a beautiful part of the country. As has often been said, it runs on water, and as I grew up, there was an increasing realization that what we have is an invaluable natural resource we could be in danger of losing. Over the years, the threats have grown ...
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Talking With Naomi Klein: Climate Change "Not Just About Things Getting Hotter... It's About Things Getting Meaner" 4.2.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein. Our talk was part of the George M. Ewing Forum, named in honor of the late editor and publisher of our local newspaper. He was a worldly and informed man, dedicated to good talk and a lively exchange of ideas. The forum brings to town a variety of speakers each year, some of them from the area, others not. The Finger Lakes region is a beautiful part of the country. As has often been said, it runs on water, and as I grew up, there was an increasing realization that what we have is an invaluable natural resource we could be in danger of losing. Over the years, the threats have grown ever more complex with greater hazards revealed as pollution and development have encroached on the landscape. As a result, much of our audience was ...
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Naomi Klein: Climate Change “Not Just About Things Getting Hotter… It’s About Things Getting Meaner” 4.2.2016 Commondreams.org Views
Michael Winship

A week and a half ago, just as a blizzard was barreling up the East Coast, I traveled to my hometown, Canandaigua, NY, and before a standing-room-only audience of more than 400 at Finger Lakes Community College, had a conversation with author and climate activist Naomi Klein.

Our talk was part of the George M. Ewing Forum, named in honor of the late editor and publisher of our local newspaper. He was a worldly and informed man, dedicated to good talk and a lively exchange of ideas. The forum brings to town a variety of speakers each year, some of them from the area, others not.

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City of Durango wants residents’ multimodal feedback 31.1.2016 Durango Herald
Five years ago, Durangoans were asked what would make the town a safer place for transit riders, bicyclists and pedestrians.The result was bike lanes at the U.S. Highway 550/160 intersection, sidewalks near Brookside Park and new bike racks citywide. Those are some of the 13 projects that were finished as part of the...
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ERROR: Missing Story Title 29.1.2016 Boston Globe: Latest
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This $500 bamboo bicycle could be a key to reliable, affordable, and sustainable transportation 25.1.2016 TreeHugger
With a higher tensile strength than steel, a lighter weight than aluminum, and four times the shock absorbency of carbon fiber, bamboo is a low-cost, low-carbon bike frame material.
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Now's Your Chance To Ski Through New York City And Washington, DC 24.1.2016 Politics on HuffingtonPost.com
As transportation by motor vehicle becomes more and more perilous in the wake of Winter Storm Jonas , some residents of New York and Washington, D.C. are taking advantage of a less conventional transportation method: skiing.  This guy gets it. — Eric M. (@5awaga) January 23, 2016 No green light? No problem. — Bricio Segovia (@briciosegovia) January 23, 2016 Not the usual way people tour the Capitol. At least there are no crowds. — Josh Shurtleff (@TheShurtleff) January 23, 2016 And hey, if skiing isn't your speed, there's always snowboarding.  H/T Mashable Also on HuffPost: -- This feed and its contents are the property of The Huffington Post, and use is subject to our terms. It may be used for personal consumption, but may not be distributed on a ...
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Cutting late-night T service could impact minority, low-income riders 20.1.2016 Boston Globe: Massachusetts
Cutting late-night T service could impact minority, low-income riders
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Final environmental report of plans for I-70 in north Denver released 17.1.2016 Denver Post: Local
The final study of the environmental impact of the $1.2 billion reworking of Interstate 70 in northeast Denver is now available for public ...
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Rewriting Economic Thought 6.1.2016 Truthout - All Articles
The following is a transcript of CounterPunch Radio – Episode 19 (originally aired September 21, 2015). Eric Draitser interviews Michael Hudson. Eric Draitser: Today I have the privilege of introducing Michael Hudson to the program. Doctor Hudson is the author of the new book Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy , available in print on Amazon and an e-version on CounterPunch. Michael Hudson, welcome to CounterPunch Radio. Michael Hudson: It's good to be here. ED: Thanks so much for coming on. As I mentioned already, the title of your book – Killing the Host: How Financial Parasites and Debt Bondage Destroy the Global Economy – is an apt metaphor. So parasitic finance capital is really what you're writing about. You explain that it essentially survives by feeding off what we might call the real economy. Could you draw out that analogy a little bit? What does that mean? How does finance behave like a parasite toward the rest of the economy? MH: Economists ...
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Upcoming Event: The 95th Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 6.1.2016 THE CITY FIX
The Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting will be held January 10–14, 2016, at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C. The information-packed program is expected to attract more than 12,000 transportation professionals from around the world. ...
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Smog-choked Delhi gears up for car ban 30.12.2015 Health
Millions of Delhi residents will have to find alternative ways to work from Friday, when authorities launch a trial of draconian traffic restrictions to try to clean up the world's most polluted capital. The Delhi government announced the scheme after a court ordered authorities to tackle pollution levels more than 10 times the World Health Organization's safe limits. It will run for an initial two-week trial period, but many commuters fear the government will have little choice but to introduce a longer-term ban given the scale of the ...
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Would you pay $19 for a ticket out of airport hell? 29.12.2015 Chicago Tribune: Business
An annual ritual is unfolding at U.S. airports: Flights are canceled, and disgruntled masses throng ticket counters and flood airline call centers hunting for alternatives. A Boston-area startup, born of a disastrous ski trip 10 months ago, aims to offer an alternative. For $19 to $34, the ...
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BRTData: 200 Cities Now Registered in World’s Largest Open-Source BRT Database 21.12.2015 THE CITY FIX
Without preventative action, there will be more than 2 billion cars on the road in 2035, heightening already existing congestion and air pollution. However, there are alternatives to private vehicles that can circumvent this business-as-usual scenario, which are highlighted in ...
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RideAmigos app helps institutions manage their carpooling programs 13.12.2015 L.A. Times - Technology News

Fed up with long commutes in New York City, Jeffrey Chernick ditched his Wall Street job to see if technology could offer a solution. He came up with RideAmigos, now based in Venice, which creates ride-matching software to revive the decades-old idea of carpooling.

"Eliminating traffic, that's...

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Can We Have Our Climate and Eat It, Too 9.12.2015 Commondreams.org Views
Richard Heinberg

As much as world leaders would like to focus attention on their economies, terrorism, or winning the next election, the heat is rising. Each new release of data on melting glaciers and extreme weather seems more dire than the last, and each governmental COP meeting organized to come up with an agreement on what to do about the climate crisis is freighted with more hopes and fears.

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College option to jail for lesser crimes 8.12.2015 Philly.com News
People charged with first-time nonviolent felonies will get an opportunity to go to college rather than jail under a program launched Monday by Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams and Community College of Philadelphia.
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