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Taking an Uber or Lyft Might Be Worse for the Environment Than Just Driving   
February 27, 2020
Source: VICE - Want the best of VICE News straight to your inbox' Sign up here. Taking an Uber or Lyft tends to produce 47% more carbon emissions than driving alone in a car, according to a new study from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The...
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Study: Uber, Lyft Generate More Pollution Than Trips They Displace   
February 27, 2020
Source: Geek.com - Ride-hailing services, already drowning in sexual assault allegations, now have another strike against them. A new report by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) highlights the negative impact of platforms like Uber and Lyft...
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Ride-hailing increases emissions, contributes to climate pollution, study says   
February 26, 2020
Source: Automotive News - The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit advocacy group, called on companies like Uber Technologies Inc. and Lyft Inc. to electrify their fleets, increase the share of pooled rides and improve connections to...
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Study of Lyft and Uber confirms we need to carpool way more   
February 26, 2020
Source: Mashable - With on-demand rides available at the click of a button, it's all too easy to get into a carbon-spewing vehicle without batting an eye. But as a Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) study released Tuesday shows, all those rides...
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Turns out Uber and Lyft rides are not eco-friendly at all: study   
February 26, 2020
Source: Salon - Now, a new report published by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) debunks the common belief that taking an Uber or Lyft is better for the environment merely because a car-ride is being shared. Rather, researchers at the...
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Uber and Lyft generate 70 percent more pollution than trips they displace: study   
February 26, 2020
Source: The Verge - A new study released today claims to have a more precise answer to this question. According to the Union of Concerned Scientists, ride-hailing trips today result in an estimated 69 percent more climate pollution on average than...
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Ride-hailing increases emissions, contributes to climate pollution, UCS study says   
February 26, 2020
Source: Autoblog - The report by the Union of Concerned Scientists, a non-profit advocacy group, called on companies like Uber Technologies Inc and Lyft Inc to electrify their fleets, increase the share of pooled rides and improve connections to...
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Study finds ride-hailing trips result in 69 percent more CO2 emissions   
February 26, 2020
Source: New Atlas - As ride-hailing services like Uber and Lyft have surged in popularity in the past decade, so too has the emissions arising from the transportation sector, according to a new report from the Union of Concerned Scientists. The...
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Bezos is pumping $10 billion into climate science. That’s both good and bad, some scientists say.   
February 26, 2020
Source: Washington Post - “To reach these kinds of ambitious climate goals . . . we’re talking about changing the way we do business, the way we live,” said economist Rachel Cleetus, policy director for the climate and energy program at...
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Our Addiction to Ride-Sharing Apps Is Hurting the Environment   
February 26, 2020
Source: Mother Jones - According to a report released on Tuesday by the nonprofit research group Union of Concerned Scientists, such services now account for up to 13 percent of all vehicle traffic in major downtown areas. But rather than simply...
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