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Metro Train Driver Saved By a Whale’s Tail After Crashing Through Safety Barrier

When the front carriage of a metro train near Rotterdam crashed through the safety barriers just before midnight on Sunday, the driver escaped injury thanks to a sculpture of a whale’s tail. The train was held 32 feet in the air upon one of two tail fins, known (really) as “flukes.” And, what is the […]

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Greening Our Shipping: Wind-Powered Cargo Ships Can Change Future of Freight Cutting Emissions By 90%

The global cargo shipping industry accounts for roughly 2 percent of all greenhouse emissions worldwide. Soon, an advanced clean energy ship could finally deliver an eco-friendly solution for hauling freight across the ocean. Automakers understand that ‘electrifying’ our transport sector will be crucial in lowering dangerous emissions to mitigate a climate crisis. But two areas […]

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College Students Invent Device That Curbs Microplastics Emitted From Tires–And They Won a Dyson Award

Microplastics emitted from vehicle tires as they wear down is a growing pollution problem. In fact, tire particles are the second-largest microplastic pollutant in our oceans. Luckily, four students have come up with a solution to the issue—and it’s just been recognized as a national winner in the prestigious James Dyson Awards. Every time a vehicle brakes, […]

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Tel Aviv to Become First City With Electric Road That Charges Public Transportation

The construction of an electric road will make Tel Aviv the first city worldwide to institute the large-scale rollout of a technology that can charge vehicles as they drive. Tel Aviv-Yafo Municipality, in partnership with ElectReon and Dan Bus Company, has launched a pilot to install wireless electric roads for charging public transportation in the […]

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Eco-Friendly Behavior In This Finnish Town Gets You Free Cake

One Finnish town is literally helping green-minded citizens eat cake as they reward eco-friendly behavior with various rewards: including free public transport tickets, swims, and yes, cake. A little north of Helsinki, the city of Lahti has developed an app tracking the carbon emissions of local residents based on whether they get around by car, public […]

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NAPA heroes donate supplies to community

NAPA AUTO PARTS stores can always be counted on to support their communities during a crisis. Today, as hospitals and health care organizations across the country struggle with the coronavirus pandemic NAPA stores and AutoCare Centers are once again stepping…