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Enough: Change The System Itself!

Article originally published on Greenpeace International; Audio/edited recorded by Roy L Hales.

By Rex Weyler

Why are global politics so dysfunctional that the UN climate meeting requires a 15-year-old Swedish grade school student to speak the truth? Why does a coalition of youth, outside the COP 24 climate meeting, articulate a more comprehensive action plan than the delegates inside the meeting? Enough: Change the system itself!

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In Germany, public transit is often the preferred way to Travel

The ECOreport looks into why In Germany, public transit is often the preferred way to Travel  

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1North American cities are primarily designed for automotive traffic. There has been more attention to bicycles, buses and trains, but most people still look upon them as a poor person’s transportation. There is a much different model in Europe. In Germany, public transit is often the preferred way to travel.

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A Call for Modernization of Metro Vancouver’s Infrastructure

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PM1Over a million people could into the Metro Vancouver area during the next three decades, adding another 600,000 automotive trips per day to the already congested roads. the existing infrastructure will not be adequate. The Mayors’ Council, of 23 mayors in the region, are calling for modernization of Metro Vancouver’s infrastructure.
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Metro Vancouver Will have Canada’s Longest Transit System

By Roy L Hales

Screen shot 2014-03-18 at 3.43.47 PM“You know that  it is a tradition in the tunnel boring industry to name the machine after woman,” British Columbia’s Premier, Christy Clark, began. “We are here today to christen this machine Alice, after  Alice Wilson who was the very first woman they ever hired in the Geological Survey of Canada.” Once the tunnel it bores is operational, Metro Vancouver will have Canada’s longest transit system.
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