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California High-Speed Rail: 10 Readers With 10 Views

The Atlantic, 22 July 2014

As a reminder: California's plan to build a north-south High-Speed Rail (HSR) system is the most ambitious and important infrastructure project now being contemplated anywhere in the United States. It has also become one of the most controversial. Jerry Brown, now running for an unprecedented fourth term as governor, has stuck with HSR as his signature/legacy project.

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Emirates calls for airlines summit on ‘outrageous’ MH17 attack

Reuters, 20 July 2014

The head of one of the world's largest airlines has called for an international meeting of carriers to agree a response to the downing of a Malaysian airliner, including a potential rethink of the threats posed by regional conflicts. Tim Clark, president of Dubai's Emirates, the world's largest international airline by number of passengers, also said domestic regulators worldwide may decide to be more involved in giving their carriers guidance on where it is safe to fly.

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The end of driving (as we know it)

Fortune, 12 June 2014

Thanks to smartphone-based services like Uber and Zipcar, Google’s self-driving “pod car,” and renewed interest in city living, getting around town will never be the same.

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Carbon price helped curb emissions, ANU study finds

Sydney Morning Herald, 17 July 2014

Australia cut carbon dioxide emissions from its electricity sector by as much as 17 million tonnes because of the carbon price and would have curbed more had industry expected the price to be permanent, according to an Australian National University study. The report, due to be submitted for peer-reviewed publication, found the two years of the carbon price had a discernible impact on emissions even assuming conservative responses by consumers and businesses.

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America’s Oil Consumption Is Rising, Not Falling, Outpacing China’s

Inside Climate News,14 July 2014

For the first time in 14 years, the [US] nation's [growth in] crude oil consumption in 2013 was higher than China's, new figures show.

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Fracking study finds newer gas wells leak more

Salon, 1 July 2014

A new study says new unconventional wells leak far more than older and traditional wells in Pennsylvania’s fracking boom.

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Does bike share reduce car use?

We are pleased to announce the world's first
international review of bike share's impact on car use has been published
in Transportation Research Part D: Transport & Environment.

Bike share's impact on car use: evidence from the United States, Great
Britain, and Australia
details how bike share programs in Washington, D.C,
Minneapolis/St. Paul, London, Melbourne and Brisbane impact on car use – with
some surprising findings.  
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Fuel for thought- electric buses

BBC Horizons, Episode 8

Electric buses in China
– batteries are charged with a wireless system

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How Tony Abbott made the carbon tax work

The Age, 30 June 2014

For six glorious wild and wet days last week, South Australia sourced 67 per cent of its electricity from wind. Needless to say, it’s an Australian record. So fast were the turbines turning from early Monday to early Sunday that the entire national grid sourced an extraordinary 14.5 per cent of its electricity from wind.

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