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Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO)

A couple of Via Motors employees decided to have a little fun and see how the two compared on a long commute. They drove 43.3 miles to work, 86.6 miles round trip. While the Volt driver could have plugged in at work, he decided to treat the trip more like it would be at a Chevy Volt vs Toyota Prius (VIDEO) was originally posted on: PlanetSave. Show More Summary

Governors love this pipeline in the Northeast, residents not so much

Kinder Morgan's big gas pipeline extension project is on hold, and the opposition to it recalls the revolt against urban freeways two generations ago.

What’s the best way to dispose of an old car battery?

A reader's battery has shuffled off this mortal coil. Umbra says Mexican recycling plants make calamity of so long a life.

Should Pregnant Women Eat Zero Tuna?

Food-safety experts at Consumer Reports crunched the numbers on mercury levels in seafood—and they have a new recommendation for pregnant women: Don't eat tuna at all. The FDA recommends that pregnant and nursing women consume between 8 and 12 ounces of fish per week to provide proper nutrition for a baby's brain development and overall health. Show More Summary

Walk to work — you’ll be happier

A recent study finds that people who walk to work or take the train are more satisfied than the rest of us. What do they know that we don't?

You might think bikeshares cut down on CO2, but the truth is complicated

More than 23 million rides have been taken on bikeshares, though research is still unclear on how much they help the planet.

Have you noticed our handsome new website?

We think our latest redesign is our best ever. But don't take our word for it -- let us know what you think.

Spiders get bigger when they live in the city, study finds

City living can really have its perks – if you’re a spider. Golden orb-weaving spiders that lived in urban areas were bigger and more successful than their country-dwelling counterparts, according to a team of Australian scientists.

Ballmer steps down from Microsoft Board

Stating various reasons including a hectic schedule, teaching, civic contributions, learning and taking over as the owner of the LA Clippers, Steve Ballmer has left his position on the Microsoft Board of Directors. Read more about Ballmer steps down from Microsoft Board

This meat substitute is all-natural and GMO-free — and might be making people sick

A nonprofit group says Quorn, the mushroom-based fake meat, is causing real illnesses and asks the FDA to regulate it.

Toronto International Film Festival to feature Bill Murray Day

Bill Murray aficionados, mark Sept. 5 on your calendars. The Toronto International Film Festival has declared the date Bill Murray Day in honor of the "charismatic, wise-cracking, comedic genius," organizers announced Wednesday.

Dumpster Diving Activist Recruiting Food Waste Citizen Patrols #WastefulUSA [Video]

Rob Greenfield is biking & dumpster diving his way across the United States to bring attention to all the good, edible food we throw away The post Dumpster Diving Activist Recruiting Food Waste Citizen Patrols #WastefulUSA [Video] appeared first on Sustainablog.

GOP candidate asks residents to mail him their pee

If urine Cave Junction, Ore., this congressional candidate would like to hear from you.

60% of companies choose videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings

by Jamie Hinks High costs and the globalization of business is pushing companies to use video and audio conferencing to stay in touch with colleagues and partners. Read more about 60% of companies choose videoconferencing over face-to-face meetings

Mobile app of the day: TED

by Sandra Vogel TED does not, in fact, refer to a teddy bear, rather it’s the name of a non-profit organisation devoted to spreading ideas – by video. And you can access them with an app. Read more about Mobile app of the day: TED

Why Vandana Shiva is so right and yet so wrong

The environmental crusader has a beautiful vision of the world we'd like to have. Too bad she has such a loose way with the factual details.

Meet the climate deniers who want to be president

It’s hard to believe, surveying the GOP field of possible presidential nominees, but back in 2008 the parties were not that far apart on climate change. Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the Republican nominee, backed cap-and-trade for carbon emissions. Show More Summary

Report shows an ‘outside-in’ approach to app development works best

A new report from the Apigee Institute shows that large companies are still struggling to successfully deploy apps that are on time, on budget or have the intended business impact. Read more about Report shows an ‘outside-in’ approach to app development works best

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