Feds OK Assessment of Congestion Pricing In NYC

Feds OK Assessment of Congestion Pricing In NYC

The Biden administration has greenlit the study of congestion pricing for driving in New York City after years of delays during the Trump administration. A congestion pricing program would charge cars a toll for driving south of midtown Manhattan between 60th Street and Battery Park. 

Why this Matters:  A study conducted by Cornell suggests that a congestion pricing plan could drastically improve both gridlock and air quality in New York City — the study found that traffic congestion could be reduced by up to 40%, while greenhouse gas emissions could be reduced by 15%.

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Tech Companies Working to Take Wildlife Trafficking Off the Internet Entirely

Tech Companies Working to Take Wildlife Trafficking Off the Internet Entirely

In a new report entitled “Offline and in the Wild released yesterday by the Coalition to End Wildlife Trafficking Online, the Coalition, convened by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), TRAFFIC and International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW), reported removing or blocking over 3 million listings for endangered and threatened species and associated products from their online platforms to date.

Why This Matters:  According to the experts, wildlife traffickers take great advantage of the anonymity of the internet to exploit endangered wildlife.

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One Snarled Thing: Traffic In DC and NYC

One Snarled Thing: Traffic In DC and NYC

                                  It seems that climate change snarled traffic in both cities yesterday morning.  The Extinction Rebellion, a global climate protest group that similarly shut down London last spring and they are planning to do the same again in October, […]

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