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Which is Greener? Planes or Trains? 09/08/2011 Karma: 1  
Most of us would think that taking the train is definitely greener than flying but in fact it isnít. U.C. Berkeley discovered that taking the train/light rail uses up much more energy and produces more greenhouse gases than flying because the train uses more resources overall. Here is the article: www.fastcompany.com/blog/ariel-schwartz/sustainability/
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. Hopefully, it does not take too long for trains and light rails to be as green as airplanes.
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Re:Which is Greener? Planes or Trains? 11/15/2011 Karma: 0  
I actually was on a plane once when the pilot mentioned that our airline travels that day used a certain amount of fuel. While I forget the numbers, I remember that it was far more than driving- about 100 mpg or so perhaps. Of course when we fly, we travel farther distances, and so our GHG impact gets high, but it is a relief to know that planes are more efficient than cars...
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