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House Passes Infrastructure Bill

One major thing missing in the House bill, however, was Republican support — even from those who won coveted projects for their districts. Only two G.O.P. lawmakers, Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania and Christopher H. Smith of New Jersey, crossed…

How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look.

How Do Animals Safely Cross a Highway? Take a Look. There are few things Americans can agree on these days. Wildlife crossings, it seems, are one of them. The engineers were used to building overpasses for vehicles, not wildlife. But…

Rubber Made From Dandelions is Making Tires More Sustainable – Truly a Wondrous Plant

As companies continue to search for more environmentally regenerative materials to use in manufacturing, the tire industry is beginning to revisit an old Soviet method of rubber cultivation, using a plant that is considered a pesky weed in the West—dandelions. A major tire company in Germany has partnered with the University of Aachen to produce […]

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ELECTRIC VEHICLES: Report charts path to 100% EVs by 2035

Federal spending could prompt electric vehicles to make up half of all new car sales by the early 2030s, but getting on track to reach Paris climate goals is likely to require tougher regulations, according to an analysis released this morning from Rhodium Group.

New York City Begins Electrifying Its Garbage Truck Fleet

Operating at the fuel-guzzling range of 0-35 miles per hour, making continuous stops, and weighing many tons, diesel garbage trucks are prime candidates for an electrified makeover. New York City Department of Sanitation have retrofitted 12 of their garbage trucks with hybrid-electric motors and batteries from a Canadian company called Effenco, whose technology can also […]

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Biden Wants to Spend Billions to Fight Climate Change. It’s Not Enough.

Joe Biden’s new infrastructure plan is far and away the most ambitious climate change idea ever proposed by an American president. Granted this is not an especially high bar: The $2 trillion plan announced on Wednesday may be the only…

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