PHOTOS, VIDEO: Crews Construct World’s Largest Self-anchored Suspension Bridge In California, crews have been working for more than 10 years to construct the largest self-anchored suspension (SAS) bridge in the world. See close-up photos and video of the project:
Dark pavement used for most roads absorbs the sun’s energy and heats up the surrounding area. In the summer, pavement can reach up to 120-150°F, but Cool Pavement has been shown to reduce this by over 40°F. With pavement occupying 35-50% of the space in a city, this could have a huge effect on the overall temperature of the city itself. Researchers at Berkeley are currently trying to figure out what the best color would be for cool pavement to maximize its cooling effects.
Lauren Bernadett explains that "If the King Amendment is passed with the final Farm Bill, it would preempt existing and future state-level laws requiring GE food sold in-state to be labeled as such." http://www.foodsafetynews.com/2013/11/proposed-king-amendment-threatens-broad-spectrum-of-food-issues/