The Guardian, 23 March 2009
A "perfect storm" of food shortages, scarce water and high-cost energy will hit the global economy before 2030, said the government's chief scientific adviser, John Beddington, last week. Factor in accelerating
Wall St Journal, 23 March 2009
Last summer, when gas cost $4 a gallon, buyers snapped up small cars so fast that dealers couldn't keep them in stock. Now, with gas prices half that level, almost 500,000 fuel-thrifty models are piled up unsold around the [US] country.
The Age, 24 March 2009
IN 1993, when VicRoads was developing its first guidelines for how to build bike lanes on Melbourne's roads, cycling to work was a marginal activity. According to Bicycle Victoria, as few as six roads engineers ride to work at VicRoads' offices in Denmark Street, Kew. Today, VicRoads is upgrading its bike storage facilities so that 50 can ride.
New York Times, 22 March 2009
Saab Automobile may be just another crisis-ridden car company in an industry full of them. But just as the fortunes of Flint, Mich., are permanently entangled with