The second Democratic debate tonight and tomorrow night, which is being held in Detroit, offers CNN an opportunity to ask some environment/climate questions that are particularly of interest due to the local audience who are drawn from a “frontline community” as conceived of in the Green New Deal that has been endorsed by several candidates.Continue Reading 476 words
As more cities develop plans to combat climate change and increase sustainability, green roofs are becoming an increasingly popular option to combat the effects of a warming planet. As CNN reported, research conducted by Michigan State University found that green roofs are great at cooling buildings, reducing flood risk, slashing polluting emissions and providing spaces for […]Continue Reading 394 words
As Black History Month draws to a close, we can think of no better hero than Mama Lila Cabbil, who is being remembered this week in Michigan for her tireless work on civil rights and environmental justice, and as a founder of the People’s Water Board Coalition and the Detroit People’s Platform. She passed away […]Continue Reading 239 words
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The major U.S. and foreign auto companies are racing to catch up to Tesla in the EV market, and are using this year’s auto show in Detroit to make the PR point, but there are few vehicles ready for market yet. According to the AP, one of the reasons is that SUVs and trucks make up 72% of the new vehicles sold in the U.S. last month, compared to 49% in December 2012. Thus, these new EVs will need to be SUVs, according to Axios. But only two of the vehicles scheduled to be “rolled out” at the Detroit auto show are electrified, AP notes, and neither is available for sale yet.Continue Reading 440 words