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How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us

How Suburban Sprawl is Killing Us

Have you ever thought about how the design of our cities, towns, and communities has wide ranging effects on both our own lives and on larger global issues? Yes, simply by changing the way we design our

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Honda’s New Pedestrian-Saving Tech Uses Smartphones to Alert Tech Zombies

Honda’s New Pedestrian-Saving Tech Uses Smartphones to Alert Tech Zombies

Image via Shutterstock Smartphones are a huge distraction for motorists and pedestrians these days. Safety is a huge concern with so many eyes glued on their screens as they’re walking around or,

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Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Infographic: How Congestion Pricing Works

Photo via Shutterstock Congestion charging is one of the most effective tools that local governments have to discourage people from driving their cars in cities during peak hours, helping to reduce air

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The Specialized Turbo is an Electric Bike that Can Hit a Blistering 27 MPH

The Specialized Turbo is an Electric Bike that Can Hit a Blistering 27 MPH

There are few cyclists who don't have at least a small addiction to speed - whether it's cruising down a steep hill or whizzing past traffic. If you really have the itch to fly down the road, you may want

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South African Game Reserve Poisoned 100 Rhino Horns to Curtail Poaching

South African Game Reserve Poisoned 100 Rhino Horns to Curtail Poaching

Photo via Shutterstock Until now, nothing has worked to curtail rhino poaching, and 200 of the endangered animals have already been killed in South Africa this year. Tired of watching an entire species

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Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Over Ten Percent of an Entire Endangered Species into Thailand

Man Caught Trying to Smuggle Over Ten Percent of an Entire Endangered Species into Thailand

Smugglers already have to answer to the police if they are caught, but a 38-year-old Thai man may have to answer to a much higher authority for attempting to steal almost thirteen percent of an entire

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Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Birds Have Evolved Shorter Wings to Better Contend With Cars

Back when Darwin visited the Galapagos, he noticed that finches had evolved beaks in varying shapes and sizes to deal with eating different foods. Now birds probably long for the days when all they needed

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Chinese Air Quality is So Bad, Traffic Police Ordered to Wear Anti-Smog Nasal Filters

Chinese Air Quality is So Bad, Traffic Police Ordered to Wear Anti-Smog Nasal Filters

Image: weibo.com China's cities are experiencing record-breaking levels of air pollution. Fearing for their health, Shanghai's traffic police department has distributed nasal smog filters to more than

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IPV Delft’s Floating LED-Lit Hovenring Bridge Keeps Cyclists Out Of Traffic in Eindhoven

IPV Delft’s Floating LED-Lit Hovenring Bridge Keeps Cyclists Out Of Traffic in Eindhoven

Completed in the summer of 2012, Hovenring is an impressive 72 metres in diameter, suspended by cables that originate from a 70-metre pylon installed at the center. Twenty-four cables are attached to

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New CDC Study Links Highway Noise Pollution to Widespread Sleep Disturbances, Risk of Heart Attack and High Blood Pressure

New CDC Study Links Highway Noise Pollution to Widespread Sleep Disturbances, Risk of Heart Attack and High Blood Pressure

A new study from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has found that 2.3 percent of people in Fulton County, Ga., where the city of Atlanta is, are exposed to significant levels of highway noise

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HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

HASSELL Unveils High Speed Rail Vehicle Inspired By 1960′s Muscle Car

Approximately eight million people travel between Melbourne and Sydney each year, and that number is set to double within the next 25 years. There is doubt that the country's current infrastructure can

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Michigan Deploys 300 WiFi-Connected ‘Talking’ Cars to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Michigan Deploys 300 WiFi-Connected ‘Talking’ Cars to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

A small army of highly sophisticated research vehicles has been unleashed on the streets of Ann Arbor, Michigan. No, these vehicles aren't armored or carrying surveillance equipment - in fact, it'll

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Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Honda Develops New Technology to Help Prevent Traffic Jams

Beijing Traffic Jam via Shutterstock Traffic congestion doesn't just raise your blood pressure; it's a drag on the economy and it causes a lot of unnecessary pollution. A recent study showed that

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Motorists Wasted 3.9 Billion Gallons of Fuel Due to Traffic in 2009

Motorists Wasted 3.9 Billion Gallons of Fuel Due to Traffic in 2009

As the economy has started picking up, so has the congestion on our streets, a new study from Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University has found. According to the study, our traffic

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Chinese Traffic Jam Extends 60 Miles and Nine Days

Chinese Traffic Jam Extends 60 Miles and Nine Days

If ever there were a case for the importance of good urban planning that includes mass transit, this is it: a 62-mile traffic standstill on a road leading to Beijing is now in its ninth day, with

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IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

IBM’s Traffic Lights Can Remotely Halt Your Car Engine

Thinking about zipping through that red light? Well, you won’t physically be able to if IBM has anything to say about it. The technology giant’s recent patent application for  “A System

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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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