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Southbound I-35W to close in Mpls. this weekend; buses to replace Green Line trains 19.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: News
And expect some delays in the east metro, because eastbound Interstate 94 will close at the I-94/Interstate 494/Interstate 694 interchange. The closure lasts from 8 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday.
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After second recall, Toyota Prius electrical system is still overheating 14.4.2019 LA Times: Business

Jordan Felo had just finished hiking in the local mountains outside Portland, Ore., several weeks ago and was headed home in his 2010 Toyota Prius when it suddenly lost power and slowed to a crawl.

Felo had taken the Prius to a Toyota dealer a few weeks earlier for a 2018 safety recall. New software...

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Connexus Energy board challengers lose election with low voter turnout 12.4.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Business
Three members of Connexus Energy, Minnesota's largest electric cooperative, had hoped to unseat incumbents on the co-op board to bring change. But less than 10 percent of Connexus members turned in ballots, and the largest percentage of the vote any of the challengers received was 46 percent.
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Best Road Trips for Electric Cars 9.4.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Electric vehicles are cost-effective and environmentally friendly. But if you're planning a road trip in your Tesla, you need to know where you can charge up.
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The crowd-sourced, social media swarm that is betting Tesla will crash and burn 8.4.2019 Los Angeles Times - Living Green

It’s a sunny day in March and “Machine Planet” is flying a single-engine Cessna over Northern California. He’s cruising at 1,500 feet toward a massive lot leased by electric-car maker Tesla. His mission: to burst the Tesla bubble. And make some money doing it.

What he sees today makes his eyes...

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Going, going green: How to choose travel that’s eco friendly 5.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

We can help make travel more eco-friendly based on the choices we make — the cars we rent, the hotels where we stay, the airlines we fly, even the countries we visit can make a difference.

For anyone hoping to reduce the carbon consequences of travel, here are some suggestions for greener trips:

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Bikes, EVs and LNG trucks: How delivery giant UPS is steering 'beyond diesel' 2.4.2019
Bikes, EVs and LNG trucks: How delivery giant UPS is steering 'beyond diesel'
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Momentum building on methane, Europe’s climate blind spot 1.4.2019 Main Feed - Environmental Defense
Momentum building on methane, Europe’s climate blind spot
Charging up: A review of electric vehicle workplace charging 1.4.2019 Business Operations |
Sponsored: ScottMadden explains how electric utilities and workplace charging hosts can contribute to the long-term success of electric vehicles.
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Denny Hamlin overcomes two pit penalties to win NASCAR race at Texas 1.4.2019 LA Times: Commentary

Denny Hamlin raced to his second NASCAR Cup victory of the season, overcoming two penalties on pit road and missing the entry another time during green flag conditions Sunday in Texas.

While Hamlin led the final 12 laps, and 45 of the 334 overall, Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Kyle Busch missed out...

Could co-op elections change how Minnesota gets its electricity? 29.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
Three members running for seats on the board of Connexus Energy, Minnesota's largest electric cooperative, are hoping to highlight the role it will play in the future of electricity distribution in the state.
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GOP Senator Proposes Green 'New Manhattan Project' 27.3.2019 Newsweek Top Stories
Tennessee's Senator Lamar Alexander dismissed the Democrat-proposed Green New Deal legislation and instead offered his own "New Manhattan Project," riffing on another landmark FDR-era initiative.
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The decarbonization ideals underlying the Green New Deal are not unattainable 26.3.2019
Massive electrification will bring about a new American abundance.
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Costs and Emissions Appraisal Tool for Transit Buses 25.3.2019 WRI Stories
Technical Note Featured ...
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Electric buses and trucks charge ahead 25.3.2019
China is ahead with electrification, but the year ahead could be a tipping point elsewhere.
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MyFigueroa is everything wrong with L.A.’s alternative transit efforts 24.3.2019 LA Times: Commentary

A little over a year ago, I took a bike ride on a cool, pleasant evening in downtown Los Angeles. Traffic was calm and the bike lane I was riding in was freshly paved. I allowed myself to relax and enjoy the beauty of the night.

I should have known better.

Moments later, I was bloody and unconscious...

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Dockworkers battle plan to bring driverless trucks to the port of Los Angeles 22.3.2019 LA Times: Business

A fierce struggle over automation has erupted at the Port of Los Angeles, as local union officials representing some 12,000 dockworkers demand that one of the world’s largest shipping firms abandon a plan to introduce driverless electric cargo trucks.

Shouting, whistling and jeering, more than...

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Metro Transit boss: Crisis in customer service sparks improvements on buses and trains 20.3.2019 Minnesota Public Radio: Law & Justice
In response to rider complaints, Metro Transit's general manger said he's digging into the agency's rainy day fund to pay for needed improvements on the area's trains and buses.
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Colorado School of Mines engineers turn their talents from the terrestrial to the celestial 17.3.2019 Denver Post: All Political News
The Colorado School of Mines is tapping its tradition of natural resource development on Earth to help lead efforts to identify and develop extraterrestrial resources as humans venture further and longer into space.
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Emissions violations lead Fiat to recall 863,000 Jeep, Dodge and Chrysler vehicles 14.3.2019 LA Times: Business

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV has recalled almost 863,000 vehicles that violate U.S. emissions standards, another setback for a company that just agreed to make amends for building some trucks and SUVs that polluted more than legally allowed.

The voluntary recall of 2011 through 2016 model year...

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