Friends of the Mad River and planning district host second climate chat

Friends of the Mad River and planning district host second climate chat

For the Record this story has been updated: An article in the August 11 issue of The Valley Reporter incorrectly stated that the Mad River Planning District is organizing the Ridge to River 2.0 program. The Friends of the Mad River organizes this program with support from the planning district. Friends of the Mad … Read more

The Plan to Turn Blighted Houses into a New Source of Green Power for the Grid

The Plan to Turn Blighted Houses into a New Source of Green Power for the Grid

This story was originally published by Grist. You can subscribe to its weekly newsletter here. Standing outside the sagging house on 2nd Street in North Richmond, California, it was hard to imagine it as the future site of a pioneering clean energy project. The building’s rotting white siding seemed to sink into the dirt yard … Read more

Essential readings for green travel

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Erin E Williams THE WASHINGTON POST – Green travel. For many people, even the term is confusing, especially because it can refer to how we incorporate sustainability into our individual travel decisions as well as the ways that destinations are managed. Yet as we face the climate crisis and as travel rebounds from the pandemic’s … Read more

Biden Administration launches Heat.gov with tools for communities facing extreme heat

Climate change is contributing to more and longer heat waves in communities across the country, including western cities like Phoenix, pictured here.

Today, the Biden Administration through the interagency National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS) launched Heat.gov, a new website to provide the public and decision-makers with clear, timely and science-based information to understand and reduce the health risks of extreme heat. Heat.gov will provide a one-stop hub on heat and health for the nation and … Read more

Rolls-Royce and easyJet to test hydrogen combustion engine tech

Rolls-Royce and easyJet to test hydrogen combustion engine tech

easyJet aircraft photographed at Southend Airport in July 2020. There is excitement in some quarters about hydrogen planes and their potential. John Keeble | Getty Images News | Getty Images aerospace giant Rolls-Royce said Tuesday it was pairing up with airline easyJet to develop and test hydrogen combustion engine technology for aircraft. In a statement, … Read more

GM, EVgo and Pilot Company to build network of US highway EV chargers

GM, EVgo and Pilot Company to build network of US highway EV chargers

General Motors is building out a new network of EV fast chargers in partnership with Pilot Co., owner of the Pilot and Flying J highway travel centers, and EV charging network EVgo. The companies will install a total of 2,000 fast chargers at 500 of Pilot’s locations along American highways at intervals of approximately 50 … Read more

Germany′s 9-euro travel ticket: Success or failure? | DW Travel | DW

Germany′s 9-euro travel ticket: Success or failure?  |  DW Travel |  DW

In spring, Germany’s coalition government announced that a heavily discounted nationwide travel pass — the so-called 9-euro ticket — would be made available for June, July and August. Each pass allows ticket-holders to use Germany’s public transport network for one calendar month for just those €9 ($9.38). News of the scheme, devised to cushion rising … Read more