Infrastructure

plant grows by a marsh

A plant grows by a marsh at the Willow Waterhole Greenway Project. (Luz Rivera/FLICKR)

Northwestern University
Hybrid, nature-based infrastructure could help protect areas like Houston, Texas from floods, while providing other benefits for the community.

A technician at the Strategic Petroleum Reserve inspects a crude oil transfer pipe in this 2013 file image. (Photo courtesy the Department of Energy)

Northwestern University
A GOP-lead House energy subcommittee is pushing legislation to require the DOE to lease some of the Strategic Petroleum Reserve facilities, and use the profits to update old equipment and infrastructure, as reported by Medill's Minghe Hu.
Deicing Roadways
Deicing Roadways
The George Washington University
Using salt to deice roadways hurts our environment.
H2Know App

H2Know is a smart water meter that connects to an app on your mobile device. (Photo courtesy of H2Know)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Georgetown University
H2know is a smart water meter that can help U.S. residents make small changes that have a huge impact.
Northwestern University
Dozens of cities sitting in the path of total solar eclipse are generally small to medium-sized communities that will be inundated on Aug. 21. The thousands of visitors will put pressure on infrastructure and other resources.
Dupont Circle Fountain

The Dupont Circle Fountain is a lively D.C. attraction and the center of a popular WalkUP. (Creative Commons)

George Washington University
Whether you’ve narrowly avoided an aggressive driver, or have only experienced L.A.'s traffic jams through “La La Land’s” opening musical number, just hearing the words driving and city in the same sentence can drive you crazy.
The George Washington University
The pharmaceutical industry, a notorious waster of resources, may turn green with the help of artificial intelligence (AI).
Panel: Rethinking Water
Panel: Rethinking Water
Planet Forward
After her keynote, Melodee Colbert-Kean, the president of the National League of Cities and city council member and former mayor of Joplin, Missouri, shifted the conversation toward 20th century infrastructure.
The George Washington University, Spring 2016 Editorial Intern
MAGLEV TRAINS: An Environmentally Friendly, High Speed Solution 
Senior Managing Editor, Planet Forward
Rail travel has been a topic of debate in recent years, but in early September in 1883, rail lines were still being built and the mode of transportation was still building toward its peak.

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