Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Making Fuels with Carbon Dioxide Pulled From Air Could be Affordable

Carbon Engineering shows direct air capture could cost $100 a tonIn the fight to slow down climate change, few ideas generate more hype, scorn,...

Drone Delivery, If Done Right, Could Cut Emissions

To make drone package delivery green, look at drone size, electricity source, and warehouses, researchers sayIllustration: iStockphoto Drone delivery is expected to take off big...

Simple, Energy-Efficient Recycling Process for Lithium-Ion Batteries

A new recycling process requires half the energy of conventional techniques and produces ready-to-use cathode materialsPhoto: David Baillot/UC San Diego Jacobs School of Engineering A...

Los Angeles to Transition to Entirely Zero-Emission Bus Fleet

On November 8, 2017, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously voted to transition the City to a fully zero-emission bus fleet by 2030, a...

APTA: GOP Tax Plans Fall Short on Key Transit Issues

On behalf of his organization’s more than 1,500 members, Richard White, acting president and CEO of the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), recently issued...

Voters Approve Swaths of Transit-Related Ballot Measures in Local, State Elections

On November 7, 2017, voters from across the county approved a wide range of transit-related ballot measures in local and state elections, a sign...

Megacities Commit to Zero-Emission Bus Technology

Twelve big-city mayors from across the globe recently committed to ensuring a fossil-fuel-free future, and they hope to do so by, among other measures,...

New York MTA to Scrap Iconic MetroCard

Say goodbye to New York’s yellow, bendable, unmistakable MetroCard, which riders have used to swipe through subway turnstiles and board buses for over 20...

Shipping Triggers More Lightning

Exhaust from the diesel engines that propel ships can trigger strong thunderstorms, scientists have found. There is twice as much lightning right above two...

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Don’t Worry! The Future Is Going to Be Fine

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Pace’s T.J. Ross announces retirement

Chicago Pace Executive Director Thomas (T.J.) Ross will retire at the end of November after 20 years of service to the agency. The announcement...

The App that Fights Congestion, Emissions

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Owner of trucking company in Canadian hockey team bus crash charged

SASKATCHEWAN, Canada — The owner of the trucking company involved in the Humboldt Broncos bus collision in April that killed 16 and injured 13...