Author: Joseph Guzman

The world’s largest carbon removal project will break ground in Wyoming

Story at a glance Los Angeles-based Carbon Capture Inc. and Texas-based Frontier Carbon Solutions announced earlier this month “Project Bison” will officially begin operations in Wyoming next year. The direct air capture facility will be made up of large arrays of modules about the size of 40-foot shipping containers equipped with “reactors,” which essentially act…

Amtrak aims for net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2045

Story at a glance Amtrak on Thursday announced efforts to hit net-zero by 2045 will involve reducing the use of diesel fuel and phasing in renewable fuels in its network over the next decades. The rail service said it plans to reach 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2030 by investing in new fuel-cell, hydrogen and…

Nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffer from depression, study says

Story at a glance Researchers found that more than 9 percent of Americans 12 and older experienced a major depressive episode in 2020. Depression, which is the most common mental disorder in the nation, was most prevalent among young adults ages 18 to 25 at more than 17 percent. Less than 17 percent of adolescents…

Cognition declines with age, but mental well-being may increase

Story at a glance  A study published in Psychology and Aging found healthy older adults displayed greater mental well-being but worse cognitive performance than younger adults. Results showed young adults experienced higher rates of anxiety, depression and loneliness compared to adults over the age of 60. The study sampled a total of 62 healthy younger…

Honda launches plan to electrify motorcycle fleet

Story at a glance Honda said it is targeting annual sales of 1 million units over the next five years and 3.5 million units, about 15 percent of total sales, by 2030. Most models will be commuter scooters for the Asian and European markets, while four “Fun EV” models are expected to debut in the…

These are the best and worst states for workers: report

Story at a glance The report gave Oregon high marks for its policies to improve workplace conditions and ensure workers the right to form unions. The state also ranked first among Oxfam’s “Best States for Working Women” report as it provides accommodations for pregnant workers, protections for workplace breastfeeding and some form of paid family…

Gavin Newsom faces new challenge with rising temperatures in California

Story at a glance Large swaths of California experienced triple-digit temperatures since the unprecedented September heat wave kicked off just before Labor Day Weekend. California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) and the state’s grid operator, the California Independent System Operator (ISO), urged residents to help conserve power for more than a week by keeping thermostats at…