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Cheaper Gas Prices Lead to More Vehicle Crashes

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As the price of gasoline drops, the number of automobile crashes increases, according to analysis of monthly crash data. from the Minnesota Office of Traffic Safety for 1998 to 2007. However, the time frame within which this occurs varies based on the driver’s age, according to South Dakota State University sociologist Guangqing Chi. He led the multi-institutional team of researchers who analyzed crash data from Minnesota, Mississippi and Alabama in relationship to gasoline prices.

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Visionaries Gather at International Symposium to Discuss Ecotourism

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Ecotourism was the subject of an international symposium hosted by Canisius College in Buffalo. The symposium brought together world- renowned scholars and practitioners from across the globe to discuss “Ecotourism: A Partnership with Nature?”

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University of Texas at Austin Expert Available to Talk About Oil Prices and the Keystone Pipeline

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Expert and Inventor of the Lithium-Ion Battery Predicts That Within 10 Years, Every Vehicle Will Be Hybrid or Electric

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Bus Travel Between US Cities Increases in 2014

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Research from the Chaddick Institute at DePaul University shows intercity bus departures grew 2.1 percent last year. Lead researcher Joseph Schwieterman says, "Once people switch to the bus, they often become frequent users, in part due to the generous allowances bus companies provide to change departure times.”

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GreenIndonesia and Six Indigenous Partners, Safeguarding Land Rights and Landscapes, Open the Wealth of Their Culture and their Territories for Tourists

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GreenIndonesia and six partner Indigenous communities will headline Reiselivsmessen Oslo, the largest Scandinavian tourism event. Together they show that resilient and green economic development is possible when local community land rights and the integrity of natural ecosystems are equally protected.

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Visionary Thinkers to Discuss Ecotourism at Canisius College Symposium

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Experts from across the country and the globe will gather at Canisius College to discuss "Ecotourism: A Partnership with Nature?"

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Social Equity in Urban Transportation Planning

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Most cities’ transportation plans evoke a complex blend of environmental, economic, and social-equity goals – all aimed at promoting “sustainability.” Yet, many fail to include meaningful measurements of social-equity objectives, according to researchers at McGill University.

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Almost Three-Quarters of Parents Turn Car Seats to Face Forward Too Early

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Many parents don’t follow guidelines that call for using rear-facing car seats until age 2, according to National Poll on Children’s Health data

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Sharing That Crowded Holiday Flight with Countless Hitchhiking Dust Mites

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As if holiday travel isn't stressful enough. Now University of Michigan researchers say we're likely sharing that already overcrowded airline cabin with countless tiny creatures including house dust mites.