Green News Roundup: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

It was 70 years ago today that the U.S. was attacked at Pearl Harbor, dragging our country into World War II, and I think it is important to remember the heroism of that day. On a lighter note, some of today’s green news highlights include the future of automated driving, tree helmets for scooter drivers, and the military pays as much as $400 a gallon for gas.

Autonomo Self-Driving Vehicle For Future Commutes [BeChance Network].

Chicago Gets Its First Protected Bike Lane [Treehugger]

Volt Owners Sign Love Letter of Support [Facebook]

Nissan LEAF Sales Expanding to Seven New States [Autoblog Green]

U.S. Military Pays Up To $400-A-Gallon For Gas In Afghanistan [Wall St. Journal]

VIDEO: Scooter Riders Don Tree Helmets [Inhabitat]

Christopher DeMorro

A writer and gearhead who loves all things automotive, from hybrids to HEMIs, can be found wrenching or writing- or else, he's running, because he's one of those crazy people who gets enjoyment from running insane distances.