infrastructure

States Propose Expanding Highways With Federal Infrastructure Funds Intended to Reduce Emissions

States Propose Expanding Highways With Federal Infrastructure Funds Intended to Reduce Emissions

In November 2021, President Joe Biden signed the Bipartisan Infrastructure Package into law, which allocates $1.2 trillion toward infrastructure and was meant to reduce transportation emissions. While the federal government is guiding states to use the funding toward public transit and other improvements, like increased bike lanes, a new report finds that state and local […]

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    Study Warns ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Funded in Bipartisan Plan More Polluting Than Coal

    Study Warns ‘Blue Hydrogen’ Funded in Bipartisan Plan More Polluting Than Coal

    By Jenna McGuire While celebrated as a climate victory by the Biden administration, the large infrastructure bill passed in the U.S. Senate this week includes billions of dollars of funding toward “blue hydrogen,” which new research published Thursday finds is more polluting than coal. The $550 billion bipartisan infrastructure package passed Tuesday includes $8 billion […]

    Endangered Tigers Face Growing Threats From an Asian Road-Building Boom

    Endangered Tigers Face Growing Threats From an Asian Road-Building Boom

    By Neil Carter Tigers are one of the world’s most iconic wild species, but today they are endangered throughout Asia. They once roamed across much of this region, but widespread habitat loss, prey depletion and poaching have reduced their numbers to only about 4,000 individuals. They live in small pockets of habitat across South and […]

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    What Is Climate-Ready Infrastructure? Some Cities Are Starting to Adapt

    By Mikhail Chester, Braden Allenby and Samuel Markolf The most recent international report on climate change paints a picture of disruption to society unless there are drastic and rapid cuts in greenhouse gas emissions. Although it’s early days, some cities and municipalities are starting to recognize that past conditions can no longer serve as reasonable […]

    China’s Global Infrastructure Initiative Could Bring Environmental Catastrophe

    China’s Global Infrastructure Initiative Could Bring Environmental Catastrophe

    By Nexus Media, with William F. Laurance Humans are ravaging tropical forests by hunting, logging and building roads and the threats are mounting by the day. China is planning a series of massive infrastructure projects across four continents, an initiative that conservation biologist William Laurance described as “environmentally, the riskiest venture ever undertaken.” In a […]

    NEPA Is Under Threat—Here’s Why That Matters

    NEPA Is Under Threat—Here’s Why That Matters

    By Sam Schipani Since the early days of his campaign for president, Donald Trump has been promising to make major investments in infrastructure. While the president has not been able to push his $1.5 trillion infrastructure package through Congress, during the past few months lawmakers have moved forward with small pieces of legislation aimed at […]

    7 Major Environmental Issues Already Spoiling the Rio Olympics

    7 Major Environmental Issues Already Spoiling the Rio Olympics

    From doping scandals to security concerns, the 2016 Olympic Games in Brazil has been embroiled by one crisis after another—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg. As athletes and hundreds of thousands of tourists around the world descend into Rio de Janeiro, here are seven health and environmental controversies that have already made headlines […]

    Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

    Transportation Bill Drives Us to Deeper Oil Dependence

    Environment America On Jan. 31, Rep. John Mica (R-FL), chairman of the House of Representatives Transportation and Infrastructure Committee, officially introduced a major transportation reauthorization bill. The overall plan for the bill includes proposals to open the Atlantic and Pacific coasts as well as the pristine Arctic National Wildlife Refuge to drilling, and to open […]