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Cross-Country Journey of Two Teslas Sets Milestone for Electric Vehicles
Though electric vehicle (EV) sales surged by 84 percent last year and the U.S. government recently prioritized $50 million for their advancement, skepticism remains regarding their long-distance viability.
Tesla Motors sought to dispel that leeriness this weekend by driving two Model S sedans from New York City to Los Angeles using only the company's scattered supercharger stations along the way to power the vehicles. The result was an astounding 76-hour journey that put the usability of EVs on display for the entire world.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk visited CBS This Morning this week to discuss the milestone and what EVs will mean to the future of transportation.
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Get ready to toast bees, butterflies and hummingbirds. National Pollinator Week is June 17-23 and it's a perfect time to celebrate the birds, bugs and lizards that are so essential to the crops we grow, the flowers we smell, and the plants that produce the air we breathe.
The U.S Forest Service unveiled a new plan to skirt a major environmental law that requires extensive review for new logging, road building, and mining projects on its nearly 200 million acres of public land. The proposal set off alarm bells for environmental groups, according to Reuters.
By Teju Adisa-Farrar & Raul Garcia
In the summer of 1969 a banner hung over a set of condemned homes in what was then the predominantly black and brown Brookland neighborhood in Washington, DC. It read, "White man's roads through black men's homes."
Earlier in the year, the District attempted to condemn the houses to make space for a proposed freeway. The plans proposed a 10-lane freeway, a behemoth of a project that would divide the nation's capital end-to-end and sever iconic Black neighborhoods like Shaw and the U Street Corridor from the rest of the city.
Michigan prosecutors dropped all criminal charges against government officials involved in the Flint water crisis Thursday, citing concerns about the investigation they had inherited from the Office of Special Counsel (OSC) appointed by former Attorney General Bill Schuette, CNN reported.