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California High-speed Rail Future Looks Green
2012-07-27 10:41:09

A new analysis gives Californians good reason to be optimistic about the green credentials of the state´s proposed high-speed rail project, due to begin construction in 2013 thanks to funding recently approved by state legislators. Arpad Horvath at the University of California, Berkeley, and Mikhail Chester at Arizona State University compared the future sustainability of California high-speed rail with that of competing modes of transportation, namely automobile and air travel. They...

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2009-06-08 10:05:00

A new study from researchers at the University of California at Davis has found some evidence that dispels conventional wisdom about green transport.While most environmentally conscious people would be quick to assume that urban public transport systems are safer in regards to carbon emissions, environmental engineers Mikhail Chester and Arpad Horvath found that in some cases, people would be better off traveling through town in a gas-guzzling, high emission SUV.Chester and Horvath told AFP...


Word of the Day
cacodemon
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'
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