A new study says the remaining roadless areas in the world are divided into 600,000 patches. Half of it are less than 1 square kilometers.
We've been told since we were in grade school (probably before) to "look both ways before crossing the street." However, it probably took a while before we remembered to do this. Chimpanzees, it seems, don't need to be reminded, as these wild animals have been observed taking the appropriate precautions all on their own when crossing many of Africa's new roadways.
Aside from being noisy, living near a major road has one, possibly fatal, setback. New research has found that for women living on a Main Street may increase their risk of a sudden heart attack.
Scott and Julie Brusaw of Sagle, Idaho have made their long-realized idea come to life. They now have a working prototype of their provocative concept "Solar Roadways," a system of modular solar panels that could be paved directly onto roads, parking lots, driveways, and bike paths, and "literally any place under the sun," The Atlantic Cities reported.