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THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Driver

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST : Lazy Driver

THE LAZY ENVIRONMENTALIST, hosted by Josh Dorfman, screens Tuesdays at 9PM on Sundance Channel.

From a Lazy Environmentalist perspective, I have to admit that I’m not altogether unhappy to see gas prices rising again. For better or worse, the most effective way I’ve encountered to convince people to make environmentally sound choices is to appeal directly to their wallets. So when gas prices rise, fuel-efficient alternatives start to look much more appealing. In “Lazy Driver” I’m working with a really busy courier service – delivering on the order of several hundred packages around Los Angeles per day – to figure out how to boost the fuel economy of their cars (to reduce greenhouse gas emissions), reduce fuel costs and still enable deliveries to be made in time.

Democratic Nominee Obama Vows to Defeat Climate Change

Democratic Nominee Obama Vows to Defeat Climate Change

DENVER, Colorado, August 29, 2008 (ENS) – Climate change has made Senator Barack Obama’s list of “threats of the 21st century” alongside terrorism and nuclear proliferation, poverty, genocide, and disease. Accepting the Democratic nomination for president Thursday night before 75,000 supporters at Denver’s Invesco Field, Obama said he would “build new partnerships” to defeat these…

California: Actively Planning Hi-Speed Trains

California: Actively Planning Hi-Speed Trains

In terms of resource conservation, trains are far superior to any other form of transport, except for walking, bicycles or sailboats of course. In terms of speed, trains are second only to aerial transportation, which provides the most inefficient use of fuel. Given the technology that is affordable and available today, preventing climate change would…