From The New York Times:
“The European Union is overestimating the reductions in greenhouse gas emissions achieved through reliance on biofuels as a result of a ‘serious accounting error,’ according to a draft opinion by an influential committee of 19 scientists and academics.
This report from IBM is entitled the Commuter Pain Survey. In the 2011 edition, IBM state that there has been an increase in “the number of respondents who said that roadway traffic has increased their levels of personal stress and anger and negatively affected their performance at work or school”. That’s right, traffic can adversely affect productivity, and it is perceived to negatively affect health in some way (69%), increases stress (42%), and anger (35%).
Angry drivers, I know of one or two.
Check out the report [pdf]
We seriously love Denmark, and here’s another reason that makes us want to pack our things and move there (or just visit for a long time).
If you live in Murcia, and you’ve got a working car that is fully paid for, and you’re tired of the high cost of maintaining said vehicle, “the government of Murcia is giving citizens lifetime passes to its brand-new tram system in exchange for turning over their cars.”