7 climate change myths that big oil continues to perpetuate

Don’t believe everything you hear. Cardiff University’s George Ferns outlines 7 myths big oil would have you believe, and why these ideas are dangerous to the fight against climate change. Fossil fuel plants in Alberta, Canada. One of the oil industry’s biggest fears regarding climate change is regulation. Image: kris krüg, CC BY-NC-ND 2.0 By George Ferns Friday 23 February 2018, Eco-Business In the last …

Lightning Fast, Dirt Cheap: Five Tips From SF’s Protected Bike Lane Projects

By Michael Andersen, PlacesForBikes, Streetsblog USA Feb 27, 2018  Before/after cross-sections of 7th Street, San Francisco. Photos: Jeremy Menzies, SFMTA.  PlacesForBikes is a PeopleForBikes program to help U.S. communities build better biking, faster. You can follow them on LinkedIn, Twitter or Facebook or sign up for their weekly news digest about building all-ages biking networks. If you’d like to cut the project time of a new protected bike lane by …

Security risk: retired admirals and generals say climate change is putting key military facilities at risk of costly damage that could knock out critical operations for weeks

Also, in this morning’s Washington Examiner, FedEx CEO Fred Smith and former Commandant of the Marine Corps, General James T. Conway, articulate both why and how to strike a deal that serves America’s interests. They write:  The reopening of the midterm evaluation of fuel efficiency standards has created an opportunity to strengthen and modernize the fuel economy regime. As technology offers a …

Arctic above freezing in the winter, 50 F higher than norm for February

According to a report in The Atlantic, at Cape Morris Jesup, the northernmost tip of Greenland, the mercury is reading 43 degrees Fahrenheit — 50 degrees higher than the norm for this time of year. It’s easy to read and then say, “Ho hum. Guess I’ll go check my Facebook page or Twitter feed.” Michael Mann, director of the Earth System Science …

Ford tries AV deliveries in Miami, says the mixed-use model — transporting people and goods — offers a better chance of keeping its vehicles operating throughout the day and maximizing potential revenue

February 28th, 2018 by James Ayre in Clean Technica: Ford Launching Self-Driving Vehicle Delivery Programs In Miami (Domino’s + Postmates)  Ford has now launched a self-driving vehicle pilot delivery program in Miami (Florida) in partnership with Domino’s — to be followed by the launch there of a program with Postmates as well — the company’s Vice President of Autonomous Vehicles and Electrification, Sherif …