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Climate activists find a way to get Germany’s attention: Stop traffic

Extreme tactics have pushed the climate crisis to the top of the public discourse but also stirred debate over whether the activists are going too far.
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Ezra Klein: There has to be a better way to run the government

Congestion pricing in Manhattan should have happened years ago. The reason it hasn’t is instructive.
Can Portland be a climate leader without reducing driving?

Can Portland be a climate leader without reducing driving?

The city famous for its bike lanes is struggling to cut car pollution. Now Portland faces a major battle over whether to keep expanding highways.
How billions in infrastructure funding could worsen global warming

How billions in infrastructure funding could worsen global warming

Highway expansions tend to bring more greenhouse gas emissions. A few states are trying to change that dynamic, but it won’t be easy.
How roundabouts help lower carbon emissions

How roundabouts help lower carbon emissions

An Indiana city has the most roundabouts in the country. They’ve saved lives and reduced injuries from crashes — and lowered carbon emissions.
US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

US goal of racial equity in infrastructure is left to states

The decision about how to spend the money falls largely to state governments, raising questions about whether the package can live up to its ambition.
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What if highways were electric? Germany is testing the idea.

An electrified highway is theoretically the most efficient way to eliminate truck emissions. But the political obstacles are daunting.
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