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2016 Rosebowl Parade floats, marching bands, equestrians, and Nellie

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:44+00:00 January 4th, 2016|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, Honda, Travel & Leisure, Video|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Floats Mascot Nellie, and Lou Ann Hammond, show you the floats, bands and equestrians from this years 2016 Rose Bowl Parade. The Rose Parade's elaborate floats have come a long way since the Tournament's early days. Today, float building is a multi-million dollar business and float construction begins almost immediately after the previous year's parade [...]

Text Neck is the new spinal ailment caused by technology on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 7th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness, Technology, Yoga & Fitness|Tags: , , |

Text Neck is the new spinal ailment caused by technology on Driving the Nation I've always had a curved spine, and the associated backaches and headaches that went along with a curved spine. One day I woke up and could barely move. I had all the symptoms of someone that had been spending [...]

Yoga, stretching and staying in balance while traveling on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 October 2nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Aviation and Aerospace, Health & Fitness, Travel|Tags: , |

We all travel; be it on an airplane going to an exciting destination, or driving to the grocery store to get the hummus you absolutely need. And while we all try and sit properly at the beginning, backs nice and straight, shoulders away from the ears, eventually if we’re there long enough, we sit however [...]

CARB explains how Volkswagen got caught and why it matters

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:51+00:00 September 24th, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , , , , |

  Dave Clegern, California Air Resources Board (CARB) spokesperson, talked to Lou Ann Hammond, CEO, Driving the Nation today. CARB has been regulating diesel since 1996 and Volkswagen was only allowed to bring its cars into California if they met those standards. Why do those standards matter so much? What effect does NOX [...]

The Five Seasons of California on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:53+00:00 August 23rd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, California Air Resources Board (CARB), Emissions, Environment, Featured, Health & Fitness, Technology|

Most States have four seasons, Spring, Fall, Summer, Winter. In California, we have five seasons. The fifth season is called fire season. Most people don't even realize it when they say it, but once the rain stops, and the grass starts turning green people start talking about California's fifth season, fire season. The Five [...]

Pollution an underrated factor in new development goals on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness|Tags: , , , , , |

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, Mar 26 2015 (IPS) - Pollution is likely to be the most pressing global health issue in the coming years without effective prevention and clean-up efforts, experts say. Air, water and soil pollution already kills nearly nine million people a year and cripples the health of more than [...]

Proponents of Renewable Energy Will Own the 21st Century on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness|

By Stephen Leahy Vancouver city council’s unanimous decision to commit to running on 100 per cent renewable energy is the kind of political leadership the world desperately needs says Jørgen Randers, professor of climate strategy at the Norwegian Business School in Oslo, Norway. “Despite the looming catastrophe of climate change the market will choose [...]

Marilyn Baptiste Wins Goldman Prize, Elevates Indigenous Struggle on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Health & Fitness, Technology|

By Stephen Leahy Marilyn Baptiste of the Xeni Gwet’in First Nation in British Columbia has won the prestigious $175,000 Goldman Prize  for her five-year effort to prevent construction of the Prosperity gold and copper mine 600 kilometres north of Vancouver. “I hope the Goldman award will bring world recognition to help us protect our land,” Baptiste [...]

Keeping good relations with Mother Earth on Driving the Nation

By | 2017-03-22T07:59:54+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Categories: Automobiles and Energy, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, Technology|

By Stephen Leahy UXBRIDGE, Canada, May 8 2015 (IPS) - In the course of human history many tens of thousands of communities have survived and thrived for hundreds, even thousands, of years. Scores of these largely self-sustaining traditional communities continue to this day in remote jungles, forests, mountains, deserts, and in the icy regions of [...]

Top Ten dangerous foods to eat while driving

By | 2016-11-13T17:39:49+00:00 March 23rd, 2015|Categories: #carchat, #drivingthenation, Driving tips, Food and Wine, Health & Fitness, Warren Brown, Washingtonpost.com|Tags: , , , , |

The last couple of Real Wheels car chats on the Washington Post website have talked about snacks to eat in the car. How does food make it on the dangerous list? Back in 2002 Hagerty Insurance put together a list of top ten dangerous foods to eat while driving and many of them are still [...]