National Geographic:

This Beautiful But Destructive Fish Is Resorting to Cannibalism

Bloomberg CityLab:

What Is Denver Learning from Its Public Restroom Pilot Program?

Waste Dive:

How the Inflation Reduction Act is heating up an already active market for critical metals in EV batteries

Domestic destinations for recycled paper and plastic are growing. Is National Sword the reason?

Lithium-ion battery industry ramps up recycling focus as geopolitical events challenge supply chain

Emerging solar panel recycling market ripe with opportunity, but barriers remain

Chicago anaerobic digestor, urban farm project secures final funding for $32M campus

Robots move in

Utility Dive:

Equity framework online tool to help guide investments in line with Justice40, UM researchers say

NextEra, PGE open US’ first wind-solar-battery project as Inflation Reduction Act ups storage options

Florida Power & Light unveils plane-sized drone for post-storm inspections

Chicago commits to 100% renewable energy at city facilities by 2025

Smart Cities Dive: 

Chicago commuter rail to add battery-powered locomotives

Chicago bike-share program rolls out charging stations for e-bikes

Kansas City streetlight-mounted EV charger pilot aims for equity, accessibility

As heat island effects worsen due to climate change, cities try to adapt

Chicago building decarbonization working group to apply equity lens

No wipes in the pipes: Coronavirus cleaning leads to spike in sewer clogs

Fixing Chicago’s freight rail congestion

Transport Dive:

‘A lonely profession’: How COVID-19 took a toll on drivers’ mental health

Driver shortage pushes fleets to recruit outside the licensed talent pool

For diesel techs, AR and VR headsets are changing the recruitment game

Construction Dive:

Lendlease Chicago high-rise employs low-carbon concrete

Boldt Co’s ‘gatekeeper’ program offers mental health, suicide support

As OSHA works on new heat-related standard, contractors deal with excessively hot weather

Supply Chain Dive: 

Two Canadian railroads want KCS. It’s a fight that will test regulations and already has shippers on edge.

TMS integrations with digital freight brokers are gaining momentum

Energy News Network: 

FarmVille for agrivoltaics? Illinois team aims to teach solar concept with game

Federal boost helps tech race from lab to car

Midwest group works to fill alternative fuel station gaps along Interstate 94

Chicago’s Blacks in Green promotes energy efficiency in ‘looked over’ areas


New funding could spur ‘PUSH’ for hydro energy storage in abandoned mines

Emerging electronics field puts a new spin on energy efficiency

Feeling clingy: Wisconsin startup reinvents electric motors with static cling

Plastics to protein: Portable innovation combats waste and hunger

Chicago River sensor project gives the public real-time water quality data

Seems shady: Tech measures shade’s effect on urban heat islands

Michigan startup maps pollution disparities for healthier communities

Transport Topics magazine:

Advances in Analytics Help Fleets Translate Information Into Action

How Fleets Are Using Technology to Control Fuel Consumption

Fleets Find That Raising Pay Doesn’t Solve Driver Shortage

State DOTs Explore Roadway Charging to Support Electric-Powered Vehicles

The Rising Threat of Ransomware: How Trucking Can Fend Off Cyberattacks

Technology Provider Hopes to Strike Balance on Diesel Engine

Netherlands Takes Tech-Forward Approach to Transporting Freight by Land, Sea and Air

Block Club Chicago:

Woodlawn’s Newly Opened Green Living Room Has Coffee, Job Opportunities — And Tips for Saving the Earth

Downstate Breakfast Staple ‘Cracked’ Bringing Breakfast Sandwiches To Wicker Park

Grill-Your-Own-Meat Mexican Restaurant Opens in Former Kingsbury Cafe Space

Belt magazine

After the Flood

Emergency Management magazine:

EOCs Step Up Their Game

Surviving a Tsunami in the United States

Immigration Implications

Aging Media Network:

Artificial Intelligence Holds Promise in Detecting Home Health Medicare Fraud

Re-Hospitalization Rates Prove Stubborn Despite Home Health Providers’ Efforts

How Home Care Providers Can Get a Summertime Business Boost