Transportation

August 5, 2012 to August 10, 2012

97th Ecological Society of America (ESA) Annual Meeting Portland 2012

Life on Earth: Preserving, Utilizing and Sustaining Our Ecosystems

"Climate Change Could Cripple New York’s Transportation"

"When arriving at La Guardia Airport in New York, it’s easy to see the stark realities it faces in trying to cope with global warming. As jets glide in over the brackish waters of Flushing Bay, one can almost reach out and touch the water as it laps against the small levees at runway’s edge."

Source: Climate Central, 04/11/2012

"Oregon First to Juice Up West Coast Electric Highway"

"CENTRAL POINT, Ore. --- Electric vehicle drivers can now cruise along the southern Oregon stretch of Interstate 5 without range anxiety. Officials from the Oregon Department of Transportation, along with charging station partner AeroVironment and the Oregon Department of Energy, opened the first phase of the West Coast Electric Highway in a ceremony on Friday. When complete, the highway will stretch along Interstate 5 from the Canadian to Mexican borders."

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Source: ENS, 03/20/2012
April 19, 2012 to April 25, 2012

Sustainatopia 2012 - Miami

Sustainatopia is one of the world's largest events regarding social, financial and environmental responsibility. "Sustainatopia 2012" will include over 50 individual events in film, art, music, eco-fashion, food, design, authors’ series and parties at many locations throughout Miami. One of these, "Impact & Our Oceans" on April 23, is the first annual impact investment conference focused entirely on oceans.

"Lake Michigan Town Fears Losing Historic Ferry"

"LUDINGTON, Mich. (AP) — On many a summer evening, Jim Fay joins dozens of onlookers on this tourist town's waterfront, exchanging friendly waves with passengers and crew members as the S.S. Badger chugs into the harbor after a 60-mile voyage across Lake Michigan from Manitowoc, Wis. It's a cherished ritual in Ludington, and its days may be numbered. "

Source: AP, 03/08/2012

"Highway Vote Keeps Keystone Fight Alive In Senate"

"Senate Republicans' push for a vote on approval of the delayed $7 billion Keystone XL oil pipeline project gained momentum on Tuesday after Democrats failed to end debate on a major transportation bill.

Fifty-two senators, most of them Democrats, voted to move forward on the $160 billion highway bill without a proposed Republican amendment to authorize construction of the Canada-to-Texas pipeline, eight votes short of the 60 needed to end debate.

Source: Reuters, 03/07/2012

House Passes Bill Allowing $690 Million Bridge Over Scenic Minn. River

"The House [Thursday] morning voted to allow a $690 million highway bridge over the federally protected St. Croix River, ending decades of legal and legislative wrangling and setting in motion what would be the largest bridge project in Minnesota history."

Source: Greenwire, 03/02/2012

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