Transportation

15/05/23
Author: 
Justin Nobel
Brine trucks at an Injection well in Cambridge, OH. George Etheredge for Rolling Stone.

May 2023

This post originally appeared on Rolling Stone and was published January 21, 2020. 

In 2014, a muscular, middle-aged Ohio man named Peter took a job trucking waste for the oil-and-gas industry. The hours were long — he was out the door by 3 a.m. every morning and not home until well after dark — but the steady $16-an-hour pay was appealing, says Peter, who asked to use a pseudonym. “This is a poverty area,” he says of his home in the state’s rural southeast corner. “Throw a little money at us and by God we’ll jump and take it.”

 

14/05/23

To: cleantransport@gov.bc.ca - CC: Hon. David Eby, Premier; Hon. George Heyman, Minister of

Environment and Climate Change Strategy; Hon. Rob Fleming, Minister of Transportation and

Infrastructure; Hon. Dan Coulter, Minister of State for Infrastructure and Transit; Hon. Josie Osborne,

Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation; Hon. Bowinn Ma, Minister of Emergency

Management and Climate Readiness; Hon. Adrian Dix, Minister of Health

Re: BC Clean Transportation Action Plan Recommendations

14/05/23
Author: 
Nathan Davidovicz

Note: The author of this proposal also produces the very useful WEEKY ALTERNATIVE BUZZER (to subscribe, email nathandavidowicz2@gmail.com). 

Also see the We Ride Public Transit Vancouver Facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/vantransitriders/ .

Comments are welcome.

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04/05/23
Author: 
andrea bennett
‘Governments should be intervening to remove profit from housing, instead of subsidizing private developers in the hopes that they will provide some discounted housing as part of their developments,’ says Ricardo Tranjan. Photos by Jackie Wong.

May 3, 2023

‘The Tenant Class’ makes the case that rents are high for some so profits can be high for others. A Tyee Q&A with author Ricardo Tranjan.

03/05/23
Author: 
Euronews Green with AFP
A ship is guided through the Panama Canal's Miraflores locks near Panama City

Apr. 27, 2023

A lack of rainfall has seen water levels drop in the two artificial lakes that supply the canal.

A lack of rainfall has forced the Panama Canal to reduce shipping traffic.

The water supply crisis is threatening the future of this important maritime route which links the Atlantic and Pacific oceans.

29/03/23
Author: 
Emiko Newman, Eric Doherty
B.C. currently has five new liquefied natural gas projects in play, including LNG Canada. PHOTO BY LNG CANADA /via REUTERS

Mar. 28, 2023

 B.C. is taking valuable steps but the new budget is full of mixed climate signals.

Last week, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) warned that future action to curb emissions will become progressively more difficult — and undoubtedly more expensive — with every increment of warming.

14/03/23
Author: 
Damian Carrington
The carbon emissions from the global SUV fleet outweigh that of most countries. Photo by Chait Goli/Pexels

Mar. 13, 2023

This story was originally published by The Guardian and appears here as part of the Climate Desk collaboration.

The continued global rise in sales of SUVs pushed their climate-heating emissions to almost one billion tonnes of carbon dioxide in 2022, according to the International Energy Agency.

22/02/23
Author: 
Richard Heinberg
A parabolic solar cooker with segmented construction

Sane, logical article about a green transition. It mentions "systemic roadblocks" at one point, but fails to consider what is surely the largest--our dominant, global, for-profit, eternal-growth economic system.Which is not to argue that a post-capitalist system will make the green transition a piece of cake. Even with genuine democratic social and economic planning, we'll still need to "get better at using less."

            -- Gene McGuckin

Feb. 17, 2023

17/02/23
Author: 
Mark Gruenberg
Notice there is no driver in the driver's seat in this semi. Driverless trucks have already barreled down certain stretches of California highways and the Teamsters are fighting hard to stop them. | Photo credit: TuSimple

Feb. 16, 2023

SACRAMENTO, Calif. – A giant truck with no driver in the cab recently drove itself 80 miles from Tucson to Phoenix, Arizona.

TuSimple Holdings, a public corporation headquartered in San Diego, has announced it conducted an 80-mile driverless truck run along highways and streets, including Interstate 10, from Tucson to a location in the Phoenix area. The unusual thing about the drive was that no one was in the driver’s seat of the truck.

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