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Book review: The elusive dream of self-driving cars

In "Driven," Alex Davies chronicles the heady early days and evolution of autonomous vehicle technology.
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There’s a booming business in America's forests. Some aren't happy about it

The fuel pellet industry is thriving. Supporters see it as a climate-friendly source of rural jobs. For others, it’s a polluter and destroyer of nature.

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U.S.-Mexico border: Climate change factor behind increased migration

The impact of hurricanes is one of many reasons migrants from Central America are making the dangerous journey to the U.S. southern border to seek refuge — and just one example of climate-exacerbated drivers of displacement and migration.

www.post-gazette.com

Infrastructure funding could be 'opportunity of a lifetime' to plug thousands of abandoned oil and gas wells

By some accounts, Pennsylvania has the worst accumulation of old, unplugged, ownerless oil and gas wells in the nation.

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Biden’s climate pitch could hit turbulence from some fossil fuel-friendly unions

Some union workers aren't on board with a transition to cleaner energy: "I know how to weld. I know how to build power plants."
www.alleghenyfront.org

New Reports: Cleaning up coal sites and plugging gas wells could create thousands of jobs

Hazards from abandoned wells and coal mines plague Appalachia. Cleaning them up could be an economic boon for the region.
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Police: Enbridge can influence government appointment

Sheriffs in Minnesota worried about who would oversee an escrow account, funded by pipeline giant Enbridge, to reimburse the costs of policing protests.
www.politico.com

Greta Thunberg to testify in Congress on Earth Day

The testimony will occur as President Joe Biden hosts a climate change summit with 40 world leaders.