Diesel exhaust costs the state $3.5 billion each year in health costs and lost productivity while causing more premature deaths than car accidents, according to a new report.
Human activity is responsible for the disappearance of a football field’s worth of natural land in the American West every two and a half minutes, a 2016 report found.
Conducted by the Center for American Progress and the Conservation Science Partners, the “Disappearing West” project is the first analysis to quantify how much natural landscape the region has lost due to road construction, energy infrastructure, agricultural and timber operations and urban sprawl.
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In celebration of National Bike Month in the United States, Sightline repeats its article on cargo bikes. Since this article was published in 2012, cargo bikes have gained popularity and are seen all over Cascadia and beyond.