Visualize the Path of the Eclipse With Live Traffic Data (City Lab)

By BENJAMIN SCHNEIDER , Published Aug 21, 2017 Solar Eclipse 2017 was supposed to be notable for being the first major cosmological event to be widely depicted on social media. But this notoriously difficult to photograph celestial phenomenon has also spawned some striking images on Google Maps. Once the eclipse began to wane, armchair cosmologists began heading home in droves,…

U.S. Transportation Now Belches Out More Carbon Than U.S. Electricity (Street Blog USA)

By Angie Schmitt Published, Aug 5, 2016 For the first time in almost four decades, the nation’s tailpipes now spew out more carbon emissions than the nation’s smokestacks. It’s an indication of how slowly the American transportation sector is rising to the challenge of preventing catastrophic climate change. Over the past 12 months, carbon emissions from cars and trucks have exceeded carbon emissions from electric power —…