Stories in the ‘The Environment’ category …

Going Car-Free in a Car Crazy Society

Monday, April 27th, 2009

(Phoenix, AZ) The cars we drive pump out a lot of pollution. The average car puts out about 10,000 pounds of carbon dioxide every year. So whenever we drive, we’re adding to the global warming problem. To cut down on that pollution, there are some people who are giving up their cars altogether. They’re joining a movement called the “World Carfree Network.” Rene Gutel reports on one of their members. Listen here.

This story aired on The Environment Report.

The Mass Transit Paradox

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

(Phoenix, AZ) So with the government’s $787 billion stimulus plan now approved, a lot of folks in state and local government are thinking about the federal dollars that’ll float their way soon. Some mayors are especially eyeing the $8.4 billion for public transit. Rene Gutel looks at who wants to spend what. Listen here.

This story was produced for The Environment Report.

Kicking Gas to the Curb

Monday, October 6th, 2008

(Phoenix, AZ) We’ve all heard we can improve our gas mileage by changing our driving habits. You might think you already know what that means; Coast more, for example, or check your tires’ air pressure. But according to Ford Motor Company, if you really want to get better mileage, you need a trained coach in the passenger’s seat teaching you how to do it. In the final part of The Environment Report’s series on saving gas, we sent reporter Rene Gutel out to learn how to eco-drive. Listen here.

This story aired on The Environment Report.