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Published: Thu, 22 Feb 8:52:10 PST


What the Trump Infrastructure Plan Gets Right

Tue, 20 Feb 3:15:00 PST

There are strong arguments for its proposals that would remove barriers to innovative financing and streamline the regulatory process.

To Prevent More House Explosions, Colorado Toughens Oil and Gas Rules

Fri, 16 Feb 6:30:00 PST

State regulators of the oil and gas industry on Tuesday set tougher rules and launched a task force after six months of grappling over how to protect people and the environment from myriad underground pipelines, which regularly leak and explode, as fossil fuels extraction expands around Front Range cities.

How (and Why) Cities Are Marketing Bikes to Poor People

Fri, 16 Feb 5:50:00 PST

Bike sharing may be the ultimate symbol of gentrification, the province of avocado-toast loving, espresso-swilling — and mostly white — millennials.

How the New Tax Law Could Slow Disaster Recovery in Small Towns

Fri, 16 Feb 0:0:00 PST

A lesser-known provision in the GOP tax overhaul ends the benefits for victims of small-scale disasters.

The Bike-Share Company Trying to Bypass Cities

Wed, 14 Feb 13:0:00 PST

Most dockless bike-share companies want to work closely with cities. In Florida, Ofo has bigger plans that involve the state.

Climate Disasters Hurt the Poor the Most. Here’s What We Can Do About It.

Wed, 14 Feb 3:15:00 PST

We need to analyze what puts disadvantaged communities at risk and engage marginalized people in disaster planning.

Can Congestion Pricing Fix Traffic Woes?

Tue, 13 Feb 0:0:00 PST

An idea that flopped a decade ago -- to charge people who drive into the center of New York City -- now has powerful backers.

EPA to States and Cities: This Is Your Job Now

Mon, 12 Feb 16:0:00 PST

President Trump’s proposed budget would slash funding for the Environmental Protection Agency, leaving states and localities with an extra burden.

Northern Puerto Rico Plunges Back Into Darkness After Power Plant Explosion

Mon, 12 Feb 7:0:00 PST

An explosion and fire at an electric substation threw much of northern Puerto Rico into darkness late Sunday in a setback for the U.S. territory's efforts to fully restore power more than five months after Hurricane Maria started the longest blackout in U.S. history.

When -- and Where -- Will Electric Vehicles Rule the Roads?

Mon, 12 Feb 3:15:00 PST

California is setting the pace in the U.S., but one small country is far ahead of the rest of the world. Many factors are at work.