Tagged: cars/driving

INFOGRAPHIC: What is Peak Oil, Who Uses the Most And What Happens Next

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Here’s an infographic via carsort.com about peak oil. You’ve heard of it and if you don’t know what it is here’s some info laid out for you about it. I think treehugger.com’s notes about it are important so here they are below although I don’t think we have anything else to compare peak oil to. Continue reading

INFOGRAPHIC: Are You Working Paycheck To Paycheck?

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…Cause you needed an infographic to tell you you’re broke! At least that’s what i thought when I first saw this Careerbuilder.com infographic and while I disagree with the part where it says the recession is over it’s interesting to have a look at some of their stats.

In times when money is scarce many do forgo being green in their daily lives. The part where it says 46% workers refuse to give up driving despite their financial woes was a bit disheartening. Surely, it goes back to the issue of the neighborhoods we’ve built discouraging walking as at least one of the causes for that stat. Careerbuilder was nice enough to throw in some recession tips for you at the end too. Continue reading

Obama Oks Smog And Thousands Of Asthma And Heart Attacks Per Year

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Photo Credit: Smog over Skyline from São Paulo city in Brazil by Gaf.arq

Ever so quietly this Labor Day Weekend President Obama announced he is directing the EPA to withdraw smog standards that would have cut smog pollution from power plants, refineries and even cars. The smog limits would have prevented 2,200 heart attacks and 23,000 asthma attacks annually. A little more smog might not seem like such a big deal but air pollution was recently found to be worse for you than cocaine. Considering the alarming asthma rates in African-American communities (every 1 in 6 has asthma) President Obama is putting his black supporters and environmentalists in a tough position when it comes to re-election. Continue reading

Why Bottled Water Shouldn’t Be Popular With Minorities

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According to a recent study in the Archives of Pediatric Adolescent Medicine minority parents consume bottled water more often than white Americans and this has become a topic of discussion now. I wondered about these claims when I saw the post Why Minorities Love Bottled Water on theroot.com. Do minorities love bottled water? Who are we considering minorities? Continue reading