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Michael Russell

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Transportation to Work: San Diego County, 2009

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"San Diego is dominated by automobile usage as a result of our increasing population, suburban lifestyles, and land use decisions dating back to the early 20th century. For example, only 3% of our workforce commutes to work using public transportation (ranking 33rd out of 50 cities). 76% of San Diegans drive to work alone; 10% carpool, leading to one of the highest congestion rankings in the country (41 of the 50 largest cities)." - Equinox Center ... Read more about Transportation to Work: San Diego County, 2009

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NREL/DOE Launch New Alternative Transportation Web Tools

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Ways to reduce fleet petroleum use debut alongside a Web site makeover.

The U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched a new tool and redesigned DOE's Alternative Fuels Data Center Web site to help fleet managers, municipalities and consumers choose from a wide variety of alternative fuels and energy efficiency strategies for reducing petroleum use, vehicle emissions, and operating costs.

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Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Sub-Saharan states need to move to renewable energy sources as $15bn in aid is outstripped by $18bn in oil imports, says IEA ... Read more about Overseas aid to Africa being outweighed by hefty costs of importing oil

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Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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Fiona Harvey
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OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050

Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report. ... Read more about Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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