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Online Shopping Might Not Be as Green as We Thought

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A study by researchers in the Delaware Center for Transportation provides insight into the impacts of home shopping on vehicle operations and greenhouse gas emissions.

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Mature Drivers Favour Checks on Over 70s, New Study Finds

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The majority of older drivers are in favour of tighter rules on checking the health and suitability of over-70s to drive – even if those checks could take them off the road themselves – according to a new report. The Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM) worked with Dr Carol Hawley at Warwick Medical School, the University of Warwick, to survey more than 2,600 drivers and former drivers on their opinions, habits and motoring history.

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UT director of Center for Transportation Research David Clarke can discuss expected Amtrak investigation report and rail safety issues

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Study: Vacations Can Lead to Weight Gain, Contribute to ‘Creeping Obesity’

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A faculty member in the University of Georgia’s College of Family and Consumer Sciences found that adults going on a one- to three-week vacation gained an average of nearly 1 pound during their trips. With the average American reportedly gaining 1-2 pounds a year, the study’s findings suggest an alarming trend.

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Graphene Composite May Keep Wings Ice-Free

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Rice University develops conductive material to heat surfaces, simplify ice removal.

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UMD Study Finds College Students Whose Friends Text & Drive are More Likely to Do it Themselves

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Texting while driving is a significant risk factor for automobile collisions, and cell phone use while driving is especially prevalent among young people. More than half (52 percent) of a sample of 861 college students surveyed by the University of Maryland School of Public Health reported that they had texted while driving at least once in the past month.

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Ecotourism, Natural Resource Conservation Proposed as Allies to Protect Natural Landscapes

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If environmentalists want to protect fragile ecosytems from landing in the hands of developers—in the U.S. and around the globe—they should team up with ecotourists, according to a University of Georgia study published in the Journal of Ecotourism.

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The Smart(Phone) Solution for Urban Mobility

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New research from Concordia University in Montreal uses mobile technology to map routes, calculate travel times and help alleviate some of the most pesky transport issues.

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Airlines Aren't Learning Enough From Near Misses

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YU study funded in part by U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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How the Economy Affects Traffic Fatalities

With the recent fall in gas prices, most drivers might be thinking that now they can afford to take that road trip, take a quick jaunt to the outlet mall, or just drive to work instead of taking public transportation. The trouble is that millions of other drivers are thinking the same thing—which can lead to a jump in traffic fatalities.

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Loyola Chicago Infectious Disease Expert Talks Zika Virus

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Bluetooth and Wi-Fi Sensing From Mobile Devices May Help Improve Bus Service

Transportation engineers from the University of Washington developed an inexpensive system to sense Wi-Fi and Bluetooth signals from bus passengers' mobile devices and collect data to build better transit systems.

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Michigan Tech Engineer Offers Winter Driving Tips

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Most Parents Say They Set Limits on Teen Drivers – but Teens Don’t Always Think So

Parents may intend to set strong limits on their teen drivers but their kids may not always be getting the message, a new nationally-representative poll suggests.

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DietDetective.com Airline Food Investigation (2015-16)

The following is a survey of 12 major airlines' snack and on-board food offerings conducted by DietDetective.com and health advocate, Dr. Charles Platkin, from HUNTER COLLEGE at the City University of New York. Sorry, if you are getting this more than once, we had a few email issues. The survey provides the calorie information of snacks and on-board menu choices, "best bets" and gives each airline a “Health Rating.” This year Virgin America wins the top spot (again) with the "healthiest" choices in the sky, with Delta and Jetblue tied for second. Alaska Airlines fell from grace. The "Shame on You" award goes to Alaska Airlines, Spirit, and Frontier - the least cooperative, and Frontier received the lowest health rating. See the press release below. Let me know if you want to receive the full survey with each food item (the following is an abbreviated survey). Best regards, Elizabeth Cummings, Elizabeth@NutritionPR.com, 212 -367-7575 ext 117

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Speeding Up the Hydrogen Highway

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Drivers are seeing more hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles on the road, but refueling stations for those vehicles are still few and far between. This is about to change. One reason is the Hydrogen Station Equipment Performance device, or HyStEP, which will greatly accelerate station commissioning.

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Innovative Loyola Medicine Transport Service Launches in Illinois Western Suburbs

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Loyola University Health System offers a transport service including ambulances, Medi-vans and courier service.

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Study: Bus Stations ‘Brimming’ with Traffic Over Christmas and New Year’s

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Winter holiday bus travel is projected to increase 1-2 percent from last year, reaching 2.6 million passengers over a 12-day period for Christmas and New Year’s travel, according to data released by the Chaddick Institute for Metropolitan Development at DePaul University.

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The Leonard C. Goodman Institute for Investigative Reporting Is Now Accepting Submissions

The deadline for this round of proposals is January 15, 2016. Candidates will be notified of decisions by the end of February 2016. The Institute pays a competitive rate--and covers expenses--for investigative reporting that advances social and economic justice. All stories are published in In These Times magazine and on InTheseTimes.com.

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Fuel Economy Improvements in US Climate Commitment on Par with 1970s Gains

To hold up its end of the landmark climate deal signed in Paris last week, the U.S. will need to make cars and trucks of the future far more fuel efficient. New research from the University of Washington and MIT shows that automakers won’t meet fuel efficiency mandates if they continue on the path they have followed for the last two decades. But they have done it before - just not recently.