The Planet, Winter 2010, America’s Obsession with the Automobile
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Piled high in recycling yards, nestled in our great plains and along streams and forests, expired automobiles have found their niche.
A team of Western students is building a sports car that exceeds 100 miles per gallon for the Automotive X Prize, an international competition of super-efficient cars meant to combat the effects of peak oil and fossil fuel emissions.
In Defense of the Hummer
Hummer owners explain why they choose to drive one of America’s most recognizable gas-guzzlers.
To Baker for Change
The story of a school bus, devoted to serving people and nature for more than 20 years.
No Keys. No Car. No Problem.
A look at the Undriver Licensing program, urging participants to get around without their foot on the gas pedal.
Western students work toward an energy solution by putting cow waste to the test.
What’s Old is New
For 25 years, Craig Henderson has dipped his ultra-fuel efficient car in and out of the consumer spotlight. Is the time right for it to be revealed once again?
The (In)convenience of Carpooling
An unpopular alternative to driving solo.
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Bettinger, Kaylin and Huxley College of the Environment, Western Washington University, "The Planet, 2010, Winter" (2010). The Planet. 56.
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