Kentucky’s plan to bring broadband to remote parts of the state has sputtered and its future looks increasingly bleak. State leaders told rural residents it would create better business opportunities. But instead, they keep getting left behind.
Transportation produces 29% of U.S. carbon emissions.
The Government Accountability Office says U.S. DOT lacks an adequate strategy for communicating and sharing information about rural transit coordination opportunities and best practices.
The key is the time of day drivers charge their cars.
Six Democratic attorneys general weighed in on a legal dispute about Washington state’s denial of environmental permits for a coal export facility.
COMMENTARY | Free community college would increase the number of people graduating with associate degrees, but it would also likely decrease the number of people completing bachelor’s degrees.
Some Democratic contenders for the 2020 presidential nomination have voiced support for such a policy.
Coal fell 18 percent last year, the largest drop ever recorded. But carbon emissions across the rest of the economy barely budged.
Thirteen states filed a brief this month hoping to keep a Rhode Island lawsuit against oil and gas companies in state rather than federal court.
Some scientists question whether controlled burns and logging are really the best way to preserve California’s redwoods.
In some states, charging stations are hard to find.
Electric bikes are poised to take off, even outpacing electric car adoption. But, as with all efforts to promote alternatives to driving, city leaders would need to make infrastructure changes.
Water infrastructure is in desperate need of repair. When will federal, state and local officials come up with the money to fix it?
COMMENTARY | Solar energy is taking off across the country, including in places that aren't obvious homes for alternative energy, as state and local governments see its benefits.
A flood could devastate the tourist zone of Waikīkī in Honolulu, but a federal plan to fortify the Ala Wai Canal has met with strong local resistance.
The Connecticut capital has been using zoning and transit reforms to stage a downtown recovery. But there’s one big thing in the way: an aging interstate.
Facing an affordability crisis, the state is floating an “upzoning” bill that would legalize duplex housing in any place that currently bans it.
Oakland County, Michigan, has long spurned transit and kept Detroit at arm’s length. But new county executive David Coulter isn’t afraid of density.
The winner of the BetterBin design competition is easier for sanitation workers to lift and deters bulk trash-dumpers. It could replace the ubiquitous green litter basket.
An estimated 62,000 public housing units around the country need lead abatement.
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