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6 hours ago
The only state where fuel cell electric vehicles can be leased is California where 30 hydrogen refueling stations exist now, with 100 planned to be in operation by 2020. Almost no public refueling stations exist elsewhere, but that's about to change.
The New York Times
5 days ago
China is building roads, tunnels, planning trains and power plants outside its borders to bolster its influence.
New York Times
5 days ago
The Bay Foundation have built a two acre enclave, "re-wilding" the area with native plants mimicking what it may have looked like before human interference.
KPCC
5 days ago
While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.
The International Council on Clean Transportation
5 days ago
Fans of transit maps will have to watch out for the new map of BaltimoreLink.
Greater Greater Washington
5 days ago
Water bills are going up because pipes put in shortly after World War II are in need of repair and replacement all over the country, and federal funding for water is shrinking.
Vox
5 days ago
Middle class African Americans are leaving Chicago, and that leaves neighborhoods like the city's South Shore reeling.
Chicago Tribune
5 days ago
Headquarters campus of Amazon will include housing for homeless who would have been displaced by the company’s purchase of the hotel that included their shelter.
Next City
5 days ago
Christin Kristoffersen, former mayor of Longyearbyen, talks about the challenges and adventures of daily life in the Arctic Circle, and the growing impact of climate change.
Cities of the Future
5 days ago
The Gowanus Expressway is a big polluter and a traffic nightmare. Some see putting the road underground as a solution.
Crain's New York Business
6 days ago
The U.S. Conference of Mayors, eager to work with the White House on promised legislation regarding infrastructure, has created a task force to work with President Trump.
The Hill
6 days ago
Why people don't walk much anymore and what we can do about it.
PlaceShakers
6 days ago
Visitors to Japan’s theme-park-style disaster preparation centers can experience simulated quakes, typhoons, and fires. Perhaps a similar idea would be helpful in part of the United States?
The Seattle Times
6 days ago
The ability to predict severe weather events would be a huge benefit to planners, preparing for a new era of resilience. A new study sheds new light on how much rain we can expect, and where, on a warmer planet.
MIT News
6 days ago
Sights and scenes from Detroit's new streetcar system: The QLine
Modern Cities
6 days ago
President Trump will take his first trip abroad on Friday to Saudi Arabia, where he hopes to secure a $40 billion investment for his $1 trillion infrastructure plan. At home, Trump's plan was rebuffed by Texas legislators.
Bloomberg Politics
6 days ago
Downtown Los Angeles, styled DTLA by its new enthusiasts, has long been a site for street art and murals of dubious legality. Now, developers are paying artists to paint them.
Los Angeles Downtown News
6 days ago
Along with Hamtramck, Highland Park is one of two tiny cities entirely surrounded by the city of Detroit. Here's how its leaders want its center to develop over the next five to ten years.
Curbed Detroit
6 days ago
In Delmar Circle, a long-closed Church's Chicken and its parking lot may be the site of a 20-story Ferris Wheel.
Next STL
6 days ago
Churchgoing in Washington, D.C. is on the decline, and neighborhood churches are finding it hard to pay the bills. One solution is to go mixed-use and share space with new development.
Washingtonian
May 15, 2017, 2pm PDT
While California cap-and-trade survived a legal challenge last month, a haze still surrounds the program. Carbon permit sales are low, and the program's longevity is threatened after 2020. A new bill was introduced to transform the program.
Vox