But amidst the bad news are signs of hope, especially in energy and transportation, including electric bike sales.
OTTAWA -- Leafing through Vital Signs 2006-2007, the Worldwatch Institute's
annual look at the trends shaping our future, readers might be forgiven for
concluding that the world is headed to hell in the proverbial handbasket.
There's plenty in the Washington-based research institute's report, released
Wednesday, to support such a gloomy conclusion.
Many global ecosystems are being stressed beyond sustainable limits, slum
populations are expanding rapidly, fossil fuel use is still rising, and millions
of us are dangerously fat.
Spc. Jeffrey Hamme and Staff Sgt. Michelangelo Merksamer of HHC, 1/506th Infantry, point out features of the Hybrid Electric Humvee at the AUSA Annual Meeting earlier this month. The two Soldiers participated in a Military Utility Assessment of the prototype vehicle last month at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Ford's 'Hybrid Patrol,' a 10-city initiative this fall that aims to show hybrid drivers how to drive for best fuel economy. EV World photo of Bill and Lisa Hammond on way to first Ford Patrol event in Detroit during stop-over in Omaha.