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There's no COVID bailout for the bus industry

The motorcoach sector has been devastated by the drop in pandemic-era travel, but there’s been little federal aid for this 3,000-company transportation industry. 
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Cities are sinking under weight of urban development

A new study quantifies what big buildings are doing to the ground beneath San Francisco and other cities, as sea levels rise. 
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Winter storms target homeless in Texas and Oregon

In cities like Houston and Portland, many unsheltered people sleep outdoors, leaving them particularly vulnerable during this week’s extreme cold.
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How plywood from boarded-up stores gets reused

Wood that businesses once used to protect their property is finding a second life in projects from tiny houses to public art. 
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Is this high-speed train the first megaproject of the Biden era?

The president promised to go big on infrastructure. The $105 billion North Atlantic Rail plan between Boston and New York City definitely fits the bill.
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Post-COVID transit needs a new metric for success

With commuters grounded and passenger numbers likely to remain low in U.S. cities, public transportation leaders should focus on a different metric for usefulness: transit access. 
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Berlin has high hopes for this wooden skyscraper

A skyscraper that would be Europe’s tallest wooden building promises a “social and ecological paradigm shift” in a gentrifying neighborhood — and a test for the city’s affordable housing model.
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Beth Osborne, Ben Holland: Electric cars are great. Even better? No cars

The Biden administration is plugging EV adoption to help the U.S. meet its climate goals, but electrification alone won’t do the job: We need to reduce vehicle use, period. 
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Unpaid energy bills bring calls for utility relief

Unpaid utility bills have been piling up since the coronavirus crisis began, prompting fears that winter shutoffs of water, power, and heat could worsen Covid’s toll. 
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Toxics

How D.C.'s mandatory bike-lane law happened

Modeled on a Cambridge ordinance that mandates protected bicycle infrastructure citywide, the District’s approach to taming traffic deaths is being closely watched. 
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Urban highway removals could get federal help

A new Senate bill includes a $10 billion program aimed at cities that are considering removing urban freeways and repairing the damage these projects inflicted on vulnerable communities decades ago. 
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Lawsuits challenge London's car restrictions

Restrictions on cars are intended to make more space for bikes and pedestrians. But a new court ruling says they could have an adverse impact on disadvantaged groups.
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New Orleans commuters need more than streetcars

The city’s expansion of its tourist-friendly streetcar network did little to help long-suffering NOLA commuters, transit advocates say. But change may be en route. 
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E-scooters get ready for the commuting comeback

Micromobility company Lime is partnering with commuting benefits provider Edenred in anticipation of the post-pandemic surge in two-wheeled office treks. 
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Fractured: Harmful chemicals and unknowns haunt Pennsylvanians surrounded by fracking

We tested families in fracking country for harmful chemicals and revealed unexplained exposures, sick children, and a family's "dream life" upended.

Fractured: The stress of being surrounded

Jane Worthington moved her grandkids to protect them from oil and gas wells—but it didn't work. In US fracking communities, the industry's pervasiveness causes social strain and mental health problems.

Fractured: Distrustful of frackers, abandoned by regulators

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Fractured: Buffered from fracking but still battling pollution

A statewide network of fracking and conventional wells, pipelines, and petrochemical plants closes in on communities.

Fractured: The body burden of living near fracking

EHN.org scientific investigation finds western Pennsylvania families near fracking are exposed to harmful chemicals, and regulations fail to protect communities' mental, physical, and social health.

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