Today’s Solutions: November 29, 2022

Travel

Learn how to make your holidays more sustainable, and read the latest news around ecotourism, ethical travel, and journeys built around sustainability

Solar panels on the parking lot near a supermarket on a sunny day in Avignon, Provence, France. Electricity and shade for cars at the same time.

France mandates that all large parking lots be outfitted with solar panels

Last week, the French Senate passed legislation mandating the installation of solar panels on all new and current parking lots with room for at least 80 vehicles— an enormous boost for solar power. Doubling solar and wind energy The new provisions are part of French President Emmanuel Macron's Read More...

Young woman in yellow raincoat having fun riding a bicycle in Amsterdam city

Study shows: if we biked like the Dutch, global emissions would drop dramatically

A new study from researchers at the University of Southern Denmark has determined what we already knew— cycling is much better for the environment than driving conventional internal combustion vehicles. The study took a look at the bike-loving Dutch, and quantified just how much global carbon Read More...

automobile congestion in the morning rush hour

Mathematicians can make traffic jams history—all we have to do is listen to them

It may be difficult to find things that we all agree on—but we’re confident that everyone will agree on this: traffic jams suck! What makes traffic even more irritating is that, according to traffic flow experts, most of the congestion on the road is completely unnecessary. According to Read More...

6 Ways to combat jet lag natur

6 Ways to combat jet lag naturally

As the summer rounds out, many of us have started to travel again for work and leisure, and we’re again experiencing the frustrating effects of jet lag. Traveling outside of our usual time zone can be disorienting, while the stress of travel takes a toll on our health, but a few preventative Read More...

Modern hi-speed passenger train of Spanish railways company-Renfe, in Seville railways station

Spain responds to the cost of living crisis by making train journeys free of charge

As the cost of living continues to climb ever higher, some governments are taking their time as they draw up and execute plans that will help support their citizens. Spain’s governing bodies, on the other hand, are charging full steam ahead to relieve their people of at least some financial Read More...

Happy young woman looking back with man driving car. Couple in a car going on roadtrip.

7 Reasons why your next vacation should be a road trip

In these uncertain times, your dream vacation to a tropical island or a bustling foreign city may have been put on hold—but that doesn’t mean you can’t have a great holiday. Perhaps all you need to do is re-conceptualize what your holiday will look like. The key to your next fantastic Read More...

Bottle of argan oil and fruits for skin care

How to soothe a sunburn with argan oil

Suffering from sunburn and just used the last drop of aloe vera gel? Don’t fret—there’s a lesser-known sunburn soothing remedy that you may already have in your cabinet: argan oil. What makes argan oil so great for sunburns? Argan oil, thanks to its antioxidant activity, has actually been Read More...

Car Maintenance

9 driving changes you can make to save more and burn less

Gas prices keep going up. While many of us can’t yet afford an electric vehicle, and we still need to get places, there are little tweaks we can make to save money on gas by burning less of it. Here are nine tips for your car, your driving, and your lifestyle to save some cash at the pumps and Read More...

4 things that keep Canadian tr

4 things that keep Canadian traffic fatalities lower than the US

While traffic-related fatalities increased in the United States by 19 percent between 2010 and 2020, Canadian rates declined by about the same amount in that time. Many consider Canada culturally very similar to the US, but when it comes to traffic safety, they have more European attitudes. Here Read More...

California Legislature

After Roe V. Wade, California legislature and citizens jump to help fellow Americans

We decided to revamp this important story with an important update.  With the overturning of Roe V. Wade, California is considering a host of reforms to ready itself for the influx of women from other states seeking legal and safe abortions. California’s legislature, care providers, and even Read More...