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Two EV-Charging Roads Are Coming to Detroit

Two EV-Charging Roads Are Coming to Detroit

Over the next two years, inductive charging technology will be added to two short roads in Detroit, a project that will be the first wireless electric road system (ERS) in the U.S. The roads will be capable of charging electric vehicles while they drive.

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    8 Cities Rewilding Their Urban Spaces

    8 Cities Rewilding Their Urban Spaces

    In the midst of a massive, global loss of nature, cities around the world are finding ways to protect and expand open spaces and “rewild” their communities. Between 2001 and 2017, the United States alone lost 24 million acres of natural area – or the equivalent of nine Grand Canyon national parks – largely due […]

    The Maldives Is Building a Floating City

    The Maldives Is Building a Floating City

    By Natalie Marchant The waterfront residences will float on a flexible grid across a 200-hectare lagoon. Such innovative developments could prove vital in helping atoll nations, such as the Maldives, fight the impact of climate change. Dutch company is also testing the technology in the Netherlands. The atoll nation of Maldives is creating an innovative […]

    This Start-Up Is Recycling Abandoned Wooden Homes in Baltimore

    This Start-Up Is Recycling Abandoned Wooden Homes in Baltimore

    By Natalie Marchant Wood accounts for 10% of yearly waste material in the US. The Baltimore Wood Project salvages wood from buildings to repurpose and resell locally to create a circular economy. The initiative also has social benefits, by creating job opportunities in a post-industrial city that has an 8.5% unemployment rate. An initiative in […]

    Democrats Unveil ‘Build Green’ Infrastructure and Jobs Act

    Democrats Unveil ‘Build Green’ Infrastructure and Jobs Act

    By Kenny Stancil Four congressional Democrats on Friday unveiled the BUILD GREEN Infrastructure and Jobs Act, a bill that would invest $500 billion over 10 years in state, local, and tribal projects to galvanize the transition to all electric public transportation — reducing climate-damaging greenhouse gas emissions and health-threatening air pollution while expanding clean mass […]

    Colombian Company Uses Coffee Husks to Build Low-Income Housing

    Colombian Company Uses Coffee Husks to Build Low-Income Housing

    Colombia is one of the world’s largest producers of coffee, and yet also one of the most economically disadvantaged. According to research by the national statistic center DANE, 35% of the population in Columbia lives in monetary poverty, compared to an estimated 11% in the U.S., according to census data. This has led to a […]