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GM Opens Opportunity For Lyft Drivers In Chicago

GM and Lyft have discussed many possibilities for the future of ride sharing, and this is just one of them. Ride-sharing service Lyft and General Motors are launching a program in Chicago that will allow current Lyft drivers to rent GM cars, the companies said today. The pilot program, which starts this month and is […]

Don’t Have A Ford? No Worry Ford Pass Is Still Accessible

SAN FRANCISCO – Mobile apps have made commuting easier when it comes to parking and driving, even ride sharing and Ford wants a piece of it. Ford is making a big push to get intimately involved with the daily mobility needs of all motorists, regardless of whether they own a Ford automobile. In April, the automaker will […]

Are New Drivers Able To Drive Correctly After Passing Their Test

The basic rules and guidelines don’t tell you how someone may react when skidding on black ice or if a car jams on their brakes in front of them, which is why accidents occur much more often with new drivers. Passing the state driver’s licensing test does not always mean new drivers have the critical […]

Interior Car Design, What Speaks To You

Everybody may see the outside of your car, but only you have to deal with the inside of the car as you drive to and from work each and everyday. So adding specific features will allow this car to become enjoyable as well as an extension of you. You’ll be hard-pressed to find an ugly […]

Cost Effective Cars To Help Students Transition Into The Work World

Post-secondary education is the end of formal education for many students. Graduating means they are about to enter the working world for the first time beyond just part-time or summer jobs. Here are the top stylish cars well-suited for today’s new graduates.   Moving up is an ideal time to move on and scrap the […]

What Happened to Hatchbacks in the 90’s

Hatchbacks were the car that got you from place to place, they were targeted towards students and the young professional that needed an affordable mode of transportation. These cars joined some of the classic trends of the 1990’s, including rollerblading, DIY bellbottoms, Bucket Hats and overalls with one strap down. There were wallets on chains, […]

How Bike Share Programs Make Living, Working, and Playing in Our Cities More Sustainable

Alta Bicycle Share manages bike-sharing systems in New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Washington, Boston, Toronto, Melbourne, and other cities. The company’s owner explains that “Transportation, Recreation, and Innovation” is the company’s tagline and that in five years, their bikes have been ridden more than 35 million miles on more than 25 million rides. That’s more than […]

What Will Happen When All the Fish are Gone?

The world’s fishing industry is quickly running out of new ocean fishing grounds to exploit as it depletes existing areas through unsustainable harvesting practices, according to a study published recently. Expansion into unexploited fishing grounds allowed global catches to increase for decades, and disguised the fact that older areas were being depleted, according researchers at […]

Want Something Green For Christmas?

So the season is getting near and it is time to buy a little something for all those special people on your list.  Maybe you should go green this holiday season?  Here are some gift ideas from Michelle Lalonde at The Gazette. I always start my eco-friendly Christmas shopping at the Coop La Maison Verte […]

Colombia’s Crazy Green Canidate

Colombia goes to the polls this weekend to choose a successor to their outgoing President, Alvaro Uribe. One of the favourites is Antanas Mockus, former Mayor of the capital. Not all voters take him seriously, but his wish to crack down on the country’s FARC guerillas and culture of corruption has won him swathes of […]

Back to School with N1H1

The Daily Green had some good advice on dealing with N1H1 at back-to-school time.  It’s a new virus, so there’s no telling how bad it will be this fall and winter, but so far H1N1 — the swine flu — has proven to be a virulent, but not altogether debilitating strain of the flu. It’s […]