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GM Focuses on Safety in Driverless Vehicle Announcement

Driverless cars came to the forefront of transportation discussions this weekend when General Motors CEO Mary Barra announced her company's plan to add "hands-free and feet-free" driving capabilities to some 2017 models...

September 9, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
Used Tires Could Find Second Life in Batteries

Used Tires Could Find Second Life in Batteries

Hundreds of millions of tires reach the end of their first life each year in the United States. The majority of these tires are recycled into road paving materials, plastic additives, and other useful materials...

August 31, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
The Cyclic Nature of “Crazy Bad” Air Pollution and Fuel Transitions

The Cyclic Nature of “Crazy Bad” Air Pollution and Fuel Transitions

  China has become an icon for global air quality discussions – with its infamously horrible airpocolypses leading to widely publicized health impacts on the local population including widespread headaches, respiratory distress, and anxiety...

August 11, 2014 — Melissa C. Lott
The Water Intake Crib: A Primer

The Water Intake Crib: A Primer

So Toledo and environs goes through a terrible water crisis when nutrient-rich water from farms, lawns, and other nonpoint sources flows into Lake Erie.

August 5, 2014 — Scott Huler

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