Electric Vehicles – Looking Back, Looking Forward At The Smithsonian

EV1 Electric Car On Display At The Smithsonian

Bet you didn’t know that an electric car was the nation’s best-selling vehicle back in ’04.  1904, that is.  If you think the late 1990′s were the dawn of this technology, think again – electric vehicles have been around for over a century.  A new display at the Smithsonian Museum of American History, part of […]

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The Best Shower Filters Of 2011

Sonaki Vitamin C Showerhead Filter

I just replaced my shower filters, so I thought I’d update my best shower filter review from earlier this year. Each update to the review generates a lot of useful comments. So I’m incorporating what I’ve learned from those comments into this latest review.

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Gas-Free Commuting: Efficient And Amazingly Economical

Gas-Free Commuting Is Both Efficient And Economical

Automobiles are a major source of pollution (no surprise there).  Cars also play a big role in our reliance on petroleum, which has its own environmental and socio-political baggage.  So reducing your time behind the wheel may be the socially responsible thing to do, but it literally has a more direct payoff too – namely, […]

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Bike-Friendly Coastal Towns In The Northeast

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Garnering the distinction of a bike-friendly coastal town in the Northeast  is  no easy feat. Roads along the New England coast are narrow with little to no shoulder let alone bike lanes and can get quite congested in the summer months. Rail trails are generally found more inland and don’t end on the shores of […]

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