Science – The March for Science, which drew more than a million people to streets around the world last April in reaction to the policies of newly elected U.S. President Donald Trump, shows signs of becoming a movement.
Autoblog – The White House intends to nominate a top auto-safety agency official to run the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration as regulators deal with contentious issues such as autonomous vehicles.
The Washington Post – On Monday, after years of drafts, public comment sessions and revisions, California regulations allowing the testing and public use of fully driverless cars took effect. Previous rules required human backup drivers behind the wheel.
Consumer Affairs – Elaine Herzberg may be the first pedestrian to die in a collision with a car equipped with semi-autonomous technology, but she’s not necessarily the first bystander. For several years, motorcyclists and bicyclists have raised questions about cars currently being tested, as well as the autonomous cars that the industry promises will come in the future.
Pittsburgh Business Times – Beaver Valley Nuclear Operating Station, next to the site of the nation's first commercial nuclear power plant and a major employer in Beaver County, could close in 2021 under a plan announced late Wednesday by owners FirstEnergy Corp.
Inside Climate News – Just over two years after President Obama "permanently" withdrew areas of Alaska's Beaufort Sea to oil drilling, the Trump administration has proposed to resume leasing there in 2019.
The Daily Climate – The Pennsylvania Superior Court issued an opinion that could have major ramifications for the hydraulic fracturing industry in the state: It states a company trespassed on a family's land by extracting natural gas from beneath their property while operating a fracking well next door.
Greentech Media – The US solar industry breathed a sigh of relief yesterday when Chinese-made solar cells and modules were not included on a list of products that could be subject to new Trump administration tariffs. Inverters were also absent.