Tag: transportation policy

Cool Green Morning: Wednesday, April 14

Written by | April 14th, 2010

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What’s cool and green and read all over? Well, duh:

  1. Is this real life? A three-story building made of recycled plastic bottles was just unveiled in Taiwan. (Treehugger)
  2. Just how green are Obama’s rumored picks for the Supreme Court? (Grist)
  3. A new study finds that Canada’s Devon Island ice cap is melting way, way too fast. (LA Times Greenspace)
  4. Apparently, going paperless might not always be the greenest option. (GreenBiz)
  5. Bikes are just as important as cars, says US Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood. (Ensue backlash.) (Huffington Post Green)

High-Speed Rail (or, Why Conservation Can’t Afford To Be Conservative)

Written by | May 20th, 2009

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Ray LaHood, President Obama’s transportation secretary, recently pledged to remake the nation’s transportation system, with the key goal of making it more environmentally sustainable. As part of that, Obama has promised to put down $8 billion to start construction of a high-speed intercity rail network. This investment is something that’s long overdue, and would correct […]

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