Switzerland Set to Roll Out Solar Panels Between Railway Tracks–A World First
Europe’s love of train travel is about to transform the continent’s solar energy production as the Swiss are set to begin installing solar panels in between train tracks. The startup called Sun-Ways is waiting for a sign-off from the Federal Office of Transport to start installing their panels between the tracks near Buttes Station in […]
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Second Ohio Norfolk Southern Train Derailment Escalates Rail Freight Safety Concerns
A month and a day after a Norfolk Southern train derailed in East Palestine, Ohio — forcing evacuations as it spewed toxic chemicals into the surrounding community — another train from the same company derailed in the same state. The derailment, which took place Saturday, March 4 at around 4:45 p.m. local time near Springfield, […]
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In a growing petrochemical hub, the East Palestine derailment triggers ‘an uneasy feeling’
The Upper Ohio River Valley has been layered in industrial pollution for centuries, and residents are fed up.
Can you tell if a ‘bomb train’ is coming to your town? It’s complicated.
In the wake of the Ohio train derailment, towns wonder how to avoid same fate.
Train Derailments Get More Headlines, But Truck Crashes Involving Hazardous Chemicals Are More Frequent and Deadly in U.S.
Less than two weeks after train cars filled with hazardous chemicals derailed in Ohio and caught fire, a truck carrying nitric acid crashed on a major highway outside Tucson, Arizona, killing the driver and releasing toxic chemicals into the air.
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California is racing to electrify trucks. Can the industry keep up?
As frontline communities demand relief from diesel pollution, trucking advocates warn the state is moving too fast.
Airports and Solar Arrays: An Overview
Back in 2010, the Federal Aviation Administration released a study that suggested that airports are an ideal location for solar panels, stating that: Solar technology has matured and is now a reliable way to reduce airport operating costs. Environmentally, solar energy shows a commitment to environmental stewardship, especially when the panels are visible to the […]
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Toxic Train Derailment in Ohio Raises Questions About Rail Safety and Hazardous Chemicals
At around 9 p.m. local time on Friday, Feb. 3, a freight train transporting 20 cars worth of hazardous materials derailed in the town of East Palestine, Ohio, near the state’s border with Pennsylvania. The derailment sparked a fire and forced 1,500 to 2,000 people to evacuate. It also raised concerns about the lingering public […]
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NYC to Require Uber, Lyft Vehicles to Be Zero-Emissions by 2030
New York City Mayor Eric Adams announced in his State of the City address on Thursday that for-hire vehicles, including Uber and Lyft vehicles, need to reach zero emissions by 2030. The move is meant to match the city’s target of electrifying its vehicle fleet. According to the address, there are over 100,000 for-hire vehicles. […]
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How to build a better bike-share program
When corporate owners ditched New Orleans’s bike share, the community stepped up to rebuild it with a focus on equity.