US Has Deadly Accidents And Crumbling Infrastructure

By Mike Ludwig, Truthout.org -

Japan's high-speed bullet train system carries 1 million riders every day and has a remarkable safety record, at least compared to passenger trains in the United States. Passengers have taken [...]

Unionized Metro Transit Workers Authorize Strike During Super Bowl

By Janet Moore, startribune.com -

By Janet Moore for the Star Tribune - Unionized bus drivers, LRT operators and others at Metro Transit voted overwhelmingly to reject a final contract offer and authorize a strike during Super [...]

Britain Wants Cycle-Friendly Cities. Here’s How We Get Them

By Andrew Gilligan, theguardian.com -

By Andrew Gilligan for The Guardian - Cycle lanes reduce pollution, improve health and are incredibly popular. But forget common sense: getting the go-ahead on new schemes is all about politics. [...]

Newsletter – From Neoliberal Injustice To Economic Democracy

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers, www.popularresistance.org -

By Kevin Zeese and Margaret Flowers. This week, we will focus on positive work that people are doing to change current systems in ways that reduce the wealth divide, meet basic needs, build peace [...]

Public Power As A Vehicle Towards Energy Democracy

By Johanna Bozuwa, www.thenextsystem.org -

By Johanna Bozuwa for The Next System Project - “We would line up all of our inhalers in a row on the benches before we would go run, just in case,” recounts Kristen Ethridge; an Indiana [...]

These City Bus Routes Are Going All-Electric ― And Saving Money

By Lyndsey Gilpin, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Lyndsey Gilpin for Inside Climate News - Two years ago, the Transit Authority of River City (TARC) in Louisville, Kentucky, bought 10 electric buses to replace its aging diesel fleet. The [...]

Saudi Women Behind The Wheel, But Not In Driver’s Seat

By Medea Benjamin, www.popularresistance.org -

By Medea Benjamin. It looks like 27 years of protesting, along with international pressure and government recognition that it needs more Saudi women in the workforce, has finally paid off. In [...]

Utilities Plot Ways To Prep Grid For Coming EV Boom

By Herman K. Trabish, www.utilitydive.com -

By Herman K. Trabish for Utility Drive. California - Electrifying the transportation sector is no easy task. But, as with many innovations occurring in the power sector, California is leading the [...]

France Will ‘Ban All Petrol And Diesel Vehicles By 2040’

By Chloe Farand, www.independent.co.uk -

By Chloe Farand for Independent - France plans to ban all petrol and diesel vehicles by 2040, the country's new environment minister has announced. Nicolas Hulot made the announcement as he [...]

Electric Cars Tested As Power Grid Stabilizers

By Leslie Kaufman, www.insideclimatenews.org -

By Leslie Kaufman for Inside Climate News. California - In an important real-world test of whether electric vehicles could play a bigger role in backing up the green power grid of the future, a [...]

From Oslo To Vancouver, Cities Plan To Go Car-Free

By Leanna Garfield, www.tsss.ca -

By Leanna Garfield for TSS - In late 2016, Madrid’s Mayor Manuela Carmena reiterated her plan to kick personal cars out of the city center. On Spanish radio network Cadena Ser, she confirmed that [...]

Electric Cars Could Save Billions In Healthcare Costs

By Stephen Edelstein, www.greencarreports.com -

By Stephen Edelstein for Green Car Reports. It's entirely obvious that internal-combustion cars pose a threat not only to the environment, but also to human health. Exhaust from gasoline and [...]

If China Can Fund Infrastructure With Credit, So Can We

By Ellen Brown, www.ellenbrown.com -

By Ellen Brown for the Web of Debt Blog. United States - May 15-19 has been designated “National Infrastructure Week” by the US Chambers of Commerce, the American Society of Civil Engineers [...]

Ten Tips To Make Every Day Earth Day

By Lloyd Alter, www.treehugger.com -

By Lloyd Alter for Tree Hugger. Readers of a certain age will remember Pogo, the political satire strip that was probably the Doonesbury of the sixties. Walt Kelly did this great poster for the [...]

VW’s Environmental Settlement Includes 400 EV Fast Charging Stations

By James Ayre, www.cleantechnica.com -

By James Ayre for Clean Technica - As part of its court settlements with with the California Air Resources Board (CARB) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Volkswagen will build around [...]