The fairly recent end to the California program that allowed hybrid car owners to drive solo in carpool lanes turned out to be a doozie. Other drivers complained that hybrid cars were clogging up the carpool lanes. Turns out, they were wrong.

According to researchers at UC Berkeley’s Institute of Transportations Studies, the hybrid carpool ban resulted in more congested traffic for all drivers. A new program is in the works to allow qualifying drivers back onto the carpool lanes.

Our very own astronomy professor here at Cal, Alex Filippenko, owns a Prius himself, and he commented, read more »


Hey, it’s officially spring break! Go home, cast off your stress woven tethers and embrace your childhood environment with smug condescension.

You have all the right in the world to do so, assuming you value above all else environmental conscientiousness in the form of import vehicle consumption: Hip hip (hooray), Berkeley is hybird capital of California! Before you board your flight, suck in one last breath of our clean, guilt-free air.

According to a recent study by UCLA’s Institute of the Environment, read more »