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Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Americans Ditch Over 4,000,000 Cars in 2009 for Alternative Transportation

Photo by Kodiax2 We Americans love our cars, (or at least that's what they've been telling us all these years) but this last year showed a remarkable drop in car ownership - down by 4,000,000 vehicles!

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Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

Top 5 Green Cars at the LA Auto Show!

The LA Auto Show is off and running, and Inhabitat was on the scene earlier this week to witness the unveiling of all the lean, green rides on display. Throughout the show we were struck by the array of

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Self-Heating Radiator Roads Save Cars From Icy Conditions

Self-Heating Radiator Roads Save Cars From Icy Conditions

It's about that time of the year when roads start freezing over and cars slip-slide into accidents. Fortunately for drivers, Researchers at the University of Houston, Texas want to make these ice-related

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Solar Parking Lot of the Future Does Much More Than Park Cars

Solar Parking Lot of the Future Does Much More Than Park Cars

We're pretty certain that parking lots of the future will be more than just storage areas for our vehicles. They'll generate their own power, have morphing advertisements, and likely recharge cars as

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Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

Solar Filling Stations: On-Demand Fuel for Electric Cars and Bikes

The problem with grid-powered electric cars, bikes, and scooters is that you never know what's supplying their energy. Is it coal, solar, nuclear, or some combination of the three? Enter the E-Move

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Speed Bumps Harvest Electricity from Moving Cars

Speed Bumps Harvest Electricity from Moving Cars

Fast food lovers may finally feel a little less guilty about getting greasy burgers. One New Jersey Burger King recently equipped its drive-thru with a speed bump that harvests electricity from cars that

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GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

GRASS CARS: Taking Your Car to the Greenwash?

We talk about green cars all the time, but this is ridiculous! It seems that quite a number of people have taken to covering their cars in astroturf, sod and actual grass - but why? And is there any

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Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

Cars Made From Liquid Wood Around the Corner

With major auto manufactures rushing to green their upcoming vehicle lines as quickly as possible, Ford Motor Company has announced that it is researching an innovative material that may one day become as

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Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chicken Feathers May Fuel Hydrogen Cars in the Future

Chickens may start losing sleep over more than Americans’ love of McNuggets. Chicken consumption in the US creates over six billion pounds of feathers each year. Previously discarded as waste,

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All-Electric Smart Cars Announced for the UK!

All-Electric Smart Cars Announced for the UK!

After a successful series of trials in London, Daimler has just announced that the Smart Fortwo Electric is officially ready for small series production! The all-electric version of everyone's favorite

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The Verdant Vigilante Crusades Against Idling Cars

The Verdant Vigilante Crusades Against Idling Cars

If you happen to be idling your car's engine on the streets of New York, you may find yourself face to face with George Pakenham, the Verdant Vigilante. The 59 year-old Wall Street mortgage broker is a

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Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

Candy-Inspired Toy Cars by Drill Design

At Milan’s Furniture Fair 2009, the Designersblock show was definitely not to be missed. It's a world tour of design that showcases not only the freshest, newest designers but also a wide variety of

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NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

NYPD Rolls out Hybrid Patrol Cars

Should you ever find yourself being pursued by the NYPD, now you can rest assured that the carbon footprint of your chase around the city will be just a little bit greener. As part of New York's efforts

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ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

ClimateCars: London’s Alternative Cab Service

Founded in June 2007 by Nicko Williamson, Climatecars is London's eco-alternative cab service. Although the popularity of cycling around the UK capital is significantly rising, the Climatecars service is

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Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

Cars of the Future may be Made of Super-Strong Buckypaper

What is stronger than steel and stands to revolutionize our built environment? Paper! Or rather, buckypaper to be more precise. Buckypaper is a material composed of carbon nanotubes that is 10 times

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TRANSPORTATION TUES: Peugeot Unveils 2008 Concept Cars

TRANSPORTATION TUES: Peugeot Unveils 2008 Concept Cars

Every year, Peugeot launches a contest call for entries from the international design community to showcase their talents in a concept car showdown. The theme for this year's contest requested that they

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China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

China tries to clean up air with a new ban on cars!

With the 2008 Summer Olympics just around the corner, the Chinese government has started their plan to ban one million vehicles from the streets of Beijing. The initiative got underway this week with the

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RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

RCA Unveils Sleek Sustainable Concept Cars

Imagine soaring along the road in a car composed entirely of aerodynamic glass, or piloting a red rocket-car with a split chassis mimicking a motorcycle and sidecar. Now consider the fact that these

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TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

TRANSPORTATION TUESDAY: Volkswagen’s Cars of the Future

What will the future vehicle look like? That's the question that Volkswagen asked to their top engineers and their answer is the Volkswagen 2028 concept vehicles. The results are as interesting as they

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Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

Recycled Carseat Laptop Bag by Begoodesigns

With the plethora of abandoned automobiles on the planet, it is good to know that there just might be creative reuse for the valuable materials that remain once vehicles make their way to the scrap pile

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California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

California’s Environmental Performance Labels for New Cars

The state of California passed legislation last week that will mandate the use of 'Environmental Performance' labels for all new cars sold in the state. Each vehicle receives a 'Global Warming' and 'Smog'

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Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

Norway’s Think Electric Cars coming to the US!

With fuel prices continuing to soar, the appeal for electric vehicles has never been higher. Eyeing a timely entrance to a tapped out market, Norwegian car manufacturer THINK has just announced that the

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Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

Sunken Subway Cars To Replace Eroding Barrier Reefs

It's a condo boom for sea creatures as retired New York subway cars are being hurled into the ocean deep. The initiative, headed by the Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control,

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Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Germany Bans Polluting Cars from City Centers

Different cities are taking different approaches to reducing both pollution and car usage. While Londoners are charged a fee for entering the central district of the city, certain German cities are now

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TOP 5 SEXIEST SUSTAINABLE SPORTS CARS

TOP 5 SEXIEST SUSTAINABLE SPORTS CARS

It is often said that for green cars to be taken seriously, serious car buffs must realize that they can compete with the big boys. You see, most people think that you just can't get proper mileage out of

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Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

Interview: Ruud Visser transforms old churches and water towers into incredible modern homes

According to Visser, he first became interested in the preservation of old buildings when studying at the University of Delft in southern Holland. Since then, he has developed a strong belief in the

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Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

Climate change poses a serious threat to global wheat crops

New studies reveal that increasing global temperatures are likely to put a damper on wheat crop yields. A six percent reduction in yields is expected for each 1.8 degree F (1 degree C) increase in

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Toxic methane is leaking from Siberia’s rapidly melting permafrost

Toxic methane is leaking from Siberia’s rapidly melting permafrost

Yamal Peninsula in Sibera has a massive problem: Gigantic sinkholes have opened in its permafrost, leaking huge amounts of the greenhouse gas methane into the atmosphere. If that weren't enough, methane

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Volvo’s new connected helmet helps drivers and bikers avoid collision

Volvo’s new connected helmet helps drivers and bikers avoid collision

Several automakers are working on new safety technology that will connect drivers to pedestrians and cyclists, with the ultimate goal of alleviating collisions. Volvo has already revealed technology that

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Green Car Reports: Tesla’s first battery swap station, Toyota Mirai test drive, and the world’s best-selling electric car

Green Car Reports: Tesla’s first battery swap station, Toyota Mirai test drive, and the world’s best-selling electric car

What defines a "green car" can be the source of much discussion among environmentalists, advocates, and actual buyers. Every week Green Car Reports shines a light on the industry with coverage of

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