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PHOTO: A study out this week says Arizonans are driving less and using public transportation more. Photo courtesy of the U.S. Department of Transportation.

PHOENIX - According to a study out this week, Arizonans are driving less in favor of bicycling and utilizing public transportation options, such as those provided by Phoenix Metro Light Rail. The study from the Arizona Public Interest Research Group (PIRG) and St. Luke's Health Initiatives is title ...Read More

PHOTO: Concern over cell towers and their potential impact on real estate values have some New Yorkers pushing back against installing them in or near residential areas. Photo credit: National Institute for Science Law and Public Policy.

LOCUST VALLEY, N.Y. - Property owners around the state are casting wary glances at neighborhood cell towers, antennas and other installations that emit electromagnetic frequencies, or EMF. A recent survey by the National Institute for Science, Law and Public Policy showed that 79 percent of the pa ...Read More

PHOTO: Construction on I-40 in Statesville in Iredell County is part of the overall improvement project for the I-40 and I-77 interchange. Courtesy: NCDOT.

RALEIGH, N.C. - North Carolina's Department of Transportation wants to hear about the aging bridge or two-lane highway you may utilize every day as part of your commute. The agency is asking the public to weigh in on what transportation needs they see in their daily lives through a series of public ...Read More

PHOTO: New research finds drivers of 2014 model vehicles are saving about 20 percent more on gasoline than those who drive a 2008 model. Photo credit: John Sense/morguefile.

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. – Illinoisans who traveled the roads over the holiday weekend likely felt the pinch at the gas pump, but some spent a lot less money fueling up than others. New research from the Consumer Federation of America (CFA) finds the average fuel economy of new cars has improved by ...Read More

PHOTO: A first-of-its-kind report card is being issued that ranking Connecticut towns & cities for the experience they provide to bikers and walkers. Photo courtesy of Mike Amsden/ City of Chicago and the League of American Bicyclists.

HARTFORD, Conn. - Connecticut residents will be able to learn Monday how safe their municipality is for biking and walking. Kelly Kennedy, executive director of Bike Walk Connecticut, said she'll make the report card public on Monday, after meeting with city and town leaders at Middlesex Community ...Read More

PHOTO: Iowa's Environmental Protection Commission will meet mid-July to begin discussions on possible changes to the state's rule on topsoil restoration at construction sites. Photo credit: 1,000 Friends of Iowa.

DES MOINES, Iowa – In an agricultural state such as Iowa, topsoil is one of the most valued natural resources. But concerns are being raised about possible changes to the state's rules about replacing topsoil at construction sites. As it stands now, if one acre or more of land is disturbed du ...Read More

PHOTO: Peter Iwanowicz (center) with environmental allies speaking in opposition to a state board's decision (Thursday) to approve using a half billion dollars in environmental funding to repair the Tappen Zee Bridge. Photo courtesy Travis Proulx.

NEW YORK CITY - Despite objections from citizens and environmental groups, a state board voted Thursday to move forward with New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to use $500 million of clean-water money to replace a bridge. Peter Iwanowicz, executive director of Environmental Advocates of New York, sa ...Read More

PHOTO: Transit station cleaners expect to be joined by hundreds of supporters for a Saturday march to protest cuts to the T Station cleaning workforce. Photo courtesy 32BJ SEIU.

BOSTON - Transit station cleaners and their supporters will be marching to protest planned job cuts, which they say would put the health and safety of both workers and 'T' riders in jeopardy. The cuts could not have come at a worse time, according to Roxana Rivera, District 615 director of 32-BJ S ...Read More

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