Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?

Taxi-Sharing Boosts Energy Efficiency, But Will Riders Get on Board?

Researchers at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) set out to answer that question, analyzing a year’s worth of New York taxi trips. They concluded that the total amount of time that taxis spent traveling could have been reduced 32 percent by shared cabs, with passengers riding no more than an extra five minutes.

Global Ocean Commission Calls for Sweeping International Reforms

Global Ocean Commission Calls for Sweeping International Reforms

The report released Tuesday by the Global Ocean Commission recommends that the United Nations and national governments restrict fishing in international waters, eliminate fishing subsidies, step up the fight against illegal fishing, reduce pollution, and establish greater international cooperation on marine issues.

The Many Ways to Recycle Styrofoam

The Many Ways to Recycle Styrofoam

One of the ways to recycle Styrofoam involves melting the material down in a recycling oven. Recycling ovens are designed to handle the demands of Styrofoam recycling, and can shrink the material to a fraction of its normal size by getting rid of excess air.

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