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Army Orders Recycled-Plastic Bridge: “Axion International Holdings has won a $957,000 contract to provide the U.S. Army with two bridges made from a thermoplastic composite and recycled plastic.” — CNET’s Planetary Gear Reinventing the Interstate: Op-ed contributor Karrie Jacobs argues for invention of new uses for […]

Army Orders Recycled-Plastic Bridge: “Axion International Holdings has won a $957,000 contract to provide the U.S. Army with two bridges made from a thermoplastic composite and recycled plastic.” — CNET’s Planetary Gear

Reinventing the Interstate: Op-ed contributor Karrie Jacobs argues for invention of new uses for the almost 47,000-mile long Interstate highway system, since it “can’t always be a ghetto for the internal combustion engine.” The corridors could be used for new rail or power lines, for example. — New York Times

Freight Fight: “U.S. truck operators are under pressure to improve energy efficiency as rail companies tout their green credentials and bid to win more freight haulage.” — Reuters

Fill ‘em Up: “The Copenhagen Central Station has been the most massive bicycle magnet in the country for a century.” Now the city plans to hold a design competition and build a 7,000-bike parking complex behind the station by 2013. — Copenhagenize

Climate Plan B: “Less than a month before international negotiators meet in Copenhagen with the ambitious goal of crafting a deal that will curb the world’s greenhouse gas emissions for years to come, the Obama administration is considering scaling back by endorsing a limited, short-term climate pact instead.” — Washington Post

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