MDOT: “Making VMT Reduction A Mobility Goal Is Punitive, Combative, And Might Hurt People’s Feelings”

Representatives of Michigan’s Department of Transportation have, at two recent public meetings, firmly pushed back on the proposal that the agency must tie a reduction in vehicle miles traveled (VMT) to funding considerations for new projects– using a dubious rationale.

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Greener Streets, Safer Streets: Less Flooding Through Better Transportation Infrastructure

In the aftermath of a catastrophic flooding event a few weeks ago, Detroiters cleaned out their basements of water-damaged and

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If Not Now, When? Detroit Flooding Raises Questions.

Widespread flooding across Metro Detroit has left basements filled with water, backed up sewage, and has left homeowners with questions about what the state and city have been doing, if not preparing our infrastructure for climate change.

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Consumers Energy: Bests DTE And Even Saves Endangered Turtles

Endangered turtles return to restored wetlands along a new fossil gas pipeline that cuts through mid-Michigan.

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Is It Time For A National Trash Presort Policy?

Is municipal solid waste a question of infrastructure? Probably. Is trash presort an option to make it work better? Also probably.

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Port Angeles CRTC: Giving New Flight to Aircraft Scrap

In Port Angeles, Washington, Vishva Nalamalapu hangs out at the Composite Recycling Technology Center, or CRTC, with Michigan transplant Nicole Wright, to learn about all of the cool stuff they are manufacturing from aerospace industry scrap.

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Ready For The Warm Weather? Spring Into Native Plants!

A couple of weeks ago, we received our Prairie Moon Nursery catalog of native plants and seeds in the mail.

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Best Nerds Studio, the UIC SISE Podcast, Launches After Six Years

On Sunday, I had the opportunity and privilege to co-host the inaugural podcast of the Summer Institute on Sustainability and

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100 Corporations Produce 71% of Carbon Emissions. But Who Buys Their Products?

LIVING IN SOUTHWEST DETROIT, A STONE’S THROW FROM THE AMBASSADOR BRIDGE, I AM ACCUSTOMED to having to wipe off the

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