Segway sales booming in response to high gas prices. A couple of weeks ago, I overheard someone who seemed to be an energy policy guy remarking that he thought it was weird that you don't see electric mopeds. I'm enjoying my conventional bicycle a lot. DC's mayor just bought one of those tiny Smart Cars and ditched his SUV. I suspect we'll start seeing a lot more diversity of conveyances in the future, as people and institutions try to tailor their choices more precisely to what they really need.
Light pollution has taken away our ability to see the stars. Can we still save the night sky?