🌎 Happy Earth Day! 5 Technologies That Offer Hope

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At this point, it seems like every month there’s a new report documenting the catastrophic effects of climate change. Those reminders are important (if anything, we need more of them), but so are stories about the good things we’re doing to help the planet. In honor of Earth Day, contributor Rob Pegoraro has rounded up a few of the technologies—from offshore wind power to e-bikes—that give us some optimism for our precious rock's future.
—Max Ufberg, @Max_Uf
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EV drivers face ‘dead zones’: What you need to know
Electric vehicles are clearly the future, but their mass adoption is somewhat hindered by infrastructure rollout—namely, the charging stations that drivers need to keep them powered, especially on long cross-country trips.
Data compiled by mapping company Esri shows that some areas of the United States are doing better than others when it comes to charging stations.
Using data from the U.S. Department of Energy, Ersi made an interactive map that shows each station along major U.S. interstate routes that are over 1,000 miles long. The map shows huge “dead zones” along the routes, presumably where drivers would have a hard time finding a station to charge up.
Some of the largest U.S. states by land area have the fewest EV charging stations, including Montana (79), Wyoming (58), and Alaska (40). California, by contrast, has more than 13,000.
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