Gov 2.0 News

April 22, 2013

On a large pier jutting into the East River in south Brooklyn, New York City is putting the finishing touches on a massive recycling plant, lined with state-of-the-art technology and built of recycled steel. When it opens this summer, it will be North America’s largest “comingled” plant, which means it can handle everything from metal filing cabinets to plastic yogurt containers. At an estimated cost of $180 million, the plant is the Big Apple’s bet that it can not only improve its recycling rate but leapfrog other U.S. cities to become one of the nation’s recycling ...

The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) will launch a new STEM AmeriCorps initiative to spur student interest in science, technology, engineering, and math education, President Obama announced today at the White House Science Fair.

Six Nissan Leaf cabs will go into service Monday. Taxi and Limousine Commissioner David Yassky said the new taxis are zero-emission vehicles that are better for the environment.

Federal agency expects new IT system to process and track veterans' disability claims more quickly.

April 21, 2013

Utah, with a history of missionary work, hopes to create a bilingual work force, in part to lure international businesses.    

April 19, 2013

The Digital Public Library of America (DPLA) has launched a beta of its discovery portal and open platform. The portal delivers millions of materials found...

April 16, 2013

April 15, 2013

Students in Travis O'Hair's Creative Engineering class at Skyline High School had grown accustomed to designing solutions to problems stemming from hypothetical hurricanes or earthquakes.

April 14, 2013

In summary, GAO's 2013 annual report identifies 31 new areas where agencies may be able to achieve greater efficiency or effectiveness. Within these 31 areas, GAO identifies 81 actions that the executive branch or Congress could take to address the issues GAO identified. Although it may be appropriate for multiple agencies or entities to be involved in the same programmatic or policy area due to the nature or magnitude of the federal effort, GAO's report includes 17 areas of fragmentation, overlap, or duplication where multiple programs and activities may be creating inefficiencies. The report ...

April 13, 2013

The state and the federal government have wagered $1.9 billion on a project intended to improve the health of low-income people and lower the rate of spending growth.

It's all part of a new plan by the city's Department of Environmental Protection in an effort to save 30 million gallons of water a day by 2018.

Smart Growth America has recognized the best of the 130 complete streets policies approved last year across the United States; and the one passed by Indianapolis has received the highest ranking.

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The three-month pilot program is being tested in the Belmont section of the Bronx which is one of the most ticketed neighborhoods in the city.

April 8, 2013

New York has launched a new $13.5 million solar initiative called NY-Sun which will support projects aimed at reducing the overall cost of installing photovoltaic...

Storm runoff is the primary source of water pollution in Southern California, but new regulations encourage cities to capture and filter rainwater to bolster groundwater supplies.

April 7, 2013

The police chief in Rialto, Calif., is looking into whether patrol officers use of wearable video cameras can bring benefits for the community.

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Schools test new food choices in lunchrooms as they attempt to balance taste and nutrition.

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