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For Fuel Efficiency, Drop "MPG" For "Gallons Per 10000 Miles"

Since gas-guzzlers use a lot of gas, a small change in efficiency has a big impact. This is not clear by comparing MPG ratings. NYTimes "best of 2008" idea. http://bit.ly/7Mz1wD

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Save Gas by Driving Less Aggressively

Edmunds.com tests show that driving less aggressively is the best way to save fuel - better than driving slower, inflating tires, reducing idling, and other strategies. http://bit.ly/8Ygyoo

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Drive Slowly to Save Fuel (Especially if Your Are a Ship)

Container ships can save 30% on fuel (and reduce greenhouse gases) by slowing down. Same for planes and cars. NYTimes: http://nyti.ms/cfyz2Y

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Use "Road Trains" to Save Gas

Wirelessly linking automobiles into "road trains" can save 20% of fuel. http://bit.ly/7oP5ED

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Put Cars on a Diet

In order to meet new fuel standards, cars will need to employ more efficient engines, but will also need to be lighter. Lighter cars are more fuel efficient, can be just as safe, but cost more. Economist http://bit.ly/aaRFTR

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Fly Jetliners in V Formation to Save Fuel

Researchers at Stanford University calculate that 3 jetliners flying in V formation (like geese) would save 15% of fuel costs on long trips. NY Times http://nyti.ms/d0t3WL

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Ban Cul-de-Sacs

Cul-de-sacs limit neighborhood connectivity, inhibit emergency vehicles, and drive too much foot and car traffic onto major arteries. http://www.nytimes.com/projects/magazine/ideas/2009/#c

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Inflate Your Tires

Most automobile tires are 80% inflated or less, wasting over 100 gallons of gas per year per car. It's bad for the pocketbook, it's bad for safety, and it's bad for the environment. http://abt.cm/1a28SuZ

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PIlotless Ships

Convoys of container ships, controlled from shore, may soon be crossing the Baltic, then later the oceans. http://bit.ly/1iXi0Wh

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Biochar Briquettes Save Forests

Eco-Fuel Africa produces and distributes biochar, made from agricultural waste, sparing the need to hunt for firewood. The Atlantic http://bit.ly/QGLmxH

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Turn Cargo Ship Hulls Into Sails

The design of the hull of a cargo ship can have dramatic impact on fuel consumption. Phys.org (via Aspen Ideas) http://bit.ly/1uyZuM3

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