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75Toyota engineer warns automous cars could increase fuel use, urban sprawl

An increasing number of people are starting to consider the potential downsides of a transition to autonomous cars. The FBI is already looking at them for the potential ill effects on law enforcement, and a scientist for Toyota is raising the possibility that driverless vehicles could actually be detrimental to the environment over the long term.

42Living in sprawl can cost you up to $10,000 extra a year

Yes, we already knew that living in a home that's far away from work or from city services can be costly because of transportation costs. Now, we have a slightly better idea of how costly.

4Suburbal Sprawl is only good in podcast form

We can green up cars all we want, it's still going to require a lot of energy to move heavy vehicles down the street. Also, driving all the time feeds into a certain kind of life. While many places in the U.S. have been built in such a way that they require driving as a part of everyday life, not everyone is in favor of such a lifestyle. One of them is James Howard Kunstler, author of "The Geography of Nowhere", who recently started a 15-minute weekly podcast that covers "the coming end of subur

11Pennsylvania Environmental Council: wanna affect climate change? Redesign living areas

Let us give thanks for the Pennsylvania Environmental Council. Honestly, I don't know much about the PEC, but when they put out a statement like the one I've posted after the jump, it certainly opens the door for people like me to write "No Kidding" posts. Since I like to do this, I give thanks.

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