Another reason to avoid free two-day shipping: they are shipping dogfood by air

The carbon footprint of air freight is ten times that of truck freight; perhaps it’s time for “slow shopping.”

Steep utility fees are killing electric-car charging stations

Sales of EVs are on a roll, but high rates are putting the brakes on fast-charging infrastructure.

The Ray: 18-mile stretch of road is a testbed for a "regenerative highway ecosystem"

What will the highways of the near future look like? This road project aims to create “a corridor that reconnects and restores us.”

Is Your State Bicycle-Friendly?

By Davis Harper Do you live in the safest or the most dangerous state for riding a bike? The 2017 Bicycle Friendly State Report Card has the answer. Each year, the League of American Bicyclists , an advocacy group founded in 1880 to improve street conditions for bikers, releases a detailed ranking that cyclists can use to track where it’s safe, and not so safe, to hop on wheels. The group also monitors each state’s progress toward increased bicycle safety. The rankings are derived from a variety of factors, including five key bicycle-friendly actions, federal data on bicycling conditions, and summaries with feedback on how each state

Bellcycle is a weird front-wheel drive bike that you assemble yourself

With a totally unique upright riding position, front wheel drive, and the ability to assemble it in different configurations, the Bellcycle might just be weird enough to catch on.

Norway surpasses ambitious car CO2 goal, 3 years early

Thanks, Elon.

Buyers of the new Nissan LEAF in Japan can get a free solar array

Owners of the next-gen LEAF in Japan have the option of driving on sunshine for free, and can connect the car to their house as a vehicle-to-home electricity source to mitigate peak power usage.

And the car of the year is … a Ford MegaRaptor?

In which I learn how really out of touch this TreeHugger is with the reality of what people want in a car.

Uber Encourages Partygoers to Celebrate Responsibly in New Social Campaigns

From #DeleteUber to sexual harassment allegations, the Greyball scandal and a recent European court ruling that declared it a transportation business and taxi service, it’s fair to say 2017 has been a pretty rough year for Uber. In a bid to rebuild its deeply damaged reputation, the Silicon Valley-based ride-sharing platform has rolled out a series of campaigns targeting drinking and driving during the holiday season. Building on its previous partnership during the 2015 Superbowl, Uber launched a designated rider campaign with Mothers Against Drunk Driving (MADD) ahead of the holiday season, calling on partygoers to celebrate responsibly and keep roads safe by committing to

Trending: New Initiatives, Innovations to Give Aviation Biofuels a Big Push

Air transport represents 2 percent to 3 percent of global man-made CO2 emissions. Sustainable aviation biofuel has been identified as one of the most promising ways to meet the ambitious targets of stabilizing emissions generated by global air transport as soon as 2020. A new initiative in France and a breakthrough discovery in Germany could just be the push the sustainable fuel source needs. To promote the emergence of sustainable aviation biofuel industries, Air France in partnership with the French Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, Ministry of Transport, Ministry

2017 was the year that …

It wasn’t all horrible, really.

Germany’s plan to downshift auto emissions

To truly transition to renewable energy, the country must start moving beyond private autos and embrace new digitally-run systems of shared mobility.

Peace Boat’s Ecoship to Bring Sustainability to the High Seas in 2020

Sustainable isn’t a word often used to describe the cruise industry, which has historically received less than stellar grades for its environmental performance (although there have been signs of improvement). But Peace Boat, an NGO working to promote peace, human rights, sustainable development and respect for the environment, has unveiled a new ship worthy of the descriptor. Designed in partnership

Just what we needed dept: Biomega launches world’s first dedicated Bicycle Tie and Bow Tie

It is reflective and glows in the dark, perfect for “enhanced safety in traffic”- and the dance floor.

LA’s journey to 100% electric bus fleet moves forward with purchase of 25 Proterra buses

Los Angeles aims to deploy an all-electric bus fleet by 2030, and has agreed to purchase 25 electric buses from Proterra for delivery in 2019.

This startup aims to beat Tesla Semi to market with its electric truck

Thor Trucks is planning to begin production of its all-electric Class 8 semi tractor in 2019.

Why do Americans (and Elon Musk) hate public transit so much, and love chasing "Cyberspace Techno-dreams"?

Jarrett Walker, author of Human Transit, blames what he calls “Elite Projection.”

Episode 104: SASB’s breakthrough year; the future of ESCOs

In this episode, electrifying U.S. rails, showing muscle for environmental finance and investors influence climate action.

A good overnight sleeper bus would be a wonderful thing. Then there is the Snoozeliner

There is a real need for comfortable, safe and green ground transportation, not a silly press release.

It’s the best of times, it’s the worst of times for urban mobility

New services can complement public transit, but they also could lead to worsening traffic congestion and other unwelcome effects if not managed.

Dear Santa, please bring me this electric café racer

This lightweight carbon fiber-framed electric motorcycle from Denzel promises quick, quiet, and clean transportation for under $5000.

Foldable bike helmets made from recycled materials help fight "helmet hassle"

By folding into a size small enough to fit into a bag, LID Helmets aims to help cyclists avoid a common excuse for not wearing head protection.

12 Reasons Bicycling Will Continue to Soar in Popularity

By Jay Walljasper For too long biking has been viewed skeptically as a white-people thing, a big city thing, an ultra-fit athlete thing, a twenty-something thing, a warm weather thing or an upper-middle-class thing. And above all else, it’s seen as a guy thing. But guess what? The times, they are a-changin’. More than 100 million Americans rode a bike in 2014, and bicycles have out-sold cars most years in the U.S. since 2003. Actually, Latinos bike more