USA Needs To Protect Its Farmworkers From “Danger Season”

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Thu, 22 Jun 2023 00:01:53 +0000

Farmworkers face many hazards while performing the labor that props up the $1.264 trillion US food and farm economy, yet a new analysis by the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) found that federal agencies focused on agriculture and health invested an average of only $16.2 million dollars per year in farmworker health research projects between […]

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Most e-Mopeds In Bogota Could Be Rendered Illegal This Year

Credit to Author: Juan Diego Celemín Mojica| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 17:20:04 +0000

Laws take time to catch up with technological changes. And, worse, lawmakers are usually abysmal at predicting technological innovation and, more importantly, how that innovation is going to affect society. An event related to this seems to be unfolding here in Bogota in real-time. Because the country wanted to be prepared, laws were put in place […]

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Tesla Tells EPA To Tighten Heavy-Duty Truck Emissions Standards: “The Time For Doing So Is Now”

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 16:31:22 +0000

The EPA standard emissions rule needs to be stronger, according to Tesla. To neglect to do so, they say, would fail to put the heavy duty sector on a path to full electrification.

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Ukraine’s Green Recovery To Kick Global Decarbonization Into High Gear

Credit to Author: Tina Casey| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 14:15:24 +0000

Russia launches a war over fossil energy resources, Ukraine claps back with green recovery plans focusing on wind, solar, and biomass.

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These States Fine People For Owning Electric Cars

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 21 Jun 2023 00:29:03 +0000

Some states are requiring electric vehicle owners to pay extra registration fees as part of a move to recoup lost revenue on gas taxes. In one state, a new senate bill requiring added costs for EV registration is set to become effective on September 1, and 32 other states feature similar fees. A Tesla Model S. Image […]

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No New EU Money For Green Tech in Latest Budget Review

Credit to Author: Transport & Environment (T&E)| Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 22:52:01 +0000

The EU’s response to the United States’ climate package has been labelled “weak” by Transport & Environment, and will not do enough to stop green manufacturing from moving abroad.

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Riding Micromobility? You Have Rights, Too

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 16:47:37 +0000

I recently came across a YouTube video that I think is worth sharing with all of the readers who ride e-bikes, electric scooters, and other electric micromobility options. As these modes of transportation become more popular than their purely muscle-powered predecessors, we’re going to see police try every dirty trick they can against us. Why? […]

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It’s Danger Season & Workers Need Heat Safety Protections Now — UPS Knows It

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 20 Jun 2023 08:47:11 +0000

What would be the largest single-employer strike in US history may soon be avoided if UPS and the Teamsters union reach an agreement on adding life-saving cooling equipment in more than 90,000 fleet vehicles. UPS is the largest employer here in Louisville, Kentucky, so a strike would have serious implications for the metro region as […]

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