Posts tagged with 'climate change'
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New Publication Seeks to 'Measure the Invisible'
New Publication Seeks to ‘Measure the Invisible’
CO2 and air pollutant emissions can be greatly reduced by improving cities’ transportation systems, but accurately measuring these reductions can be a challenge. Maria Cordeiro is Environmental Projects Manager at EMBARQ – the WRI Center for Sustainable Transport, and the ...
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Moving Forward on Climate Change
Moving Forward on Climate Change
In all likelihood corn from fields like this one in Iowa will be used to fuel American cars. Photo by Homemade. In the last few months, high-profile senators like Obama, Clinton, Kerry, McCain, and Lieberman have all introduced important climate ...
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Covering the UN's Climate Change Conference
Covering the UN’s Climate Change Conference
The entrance to the conference. Photo by Maria Cordeiro. Bali, Indonesia World leaders from 191 countries have convened in Bali, Indonesia for the United Nations Climate Change Conference, a two week event aimed at setting the agenda for a plan ...
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What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India's Cities?
What Do Cheap Cars Mean for India’s Cities?
An Indian street scene. Photo by Satbir from Flickr. Last week the New York Times and the International Herald Tribune ran a story on the new Tata Car priced at $2,500 coming out in India in 2008. Some time ago ...
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The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
The Hidden Costs of Personal Mobility
A biker struck by a car in Beijing. Courtesy of pmorgan of Flickr. It’s helpful to think about traffic safety with the following thought experiment: What would happen in a democratic forum, if the world’s population, represented by elected officials, ...
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What's Worse: Production or Use?
What’s Worse: Production or Use?
Photo by Stephane Foulon. From Road and Track. This week’s addition of BusinessWeek includes an article about Gordon Murray, a celebrated race car designer, who is switching gear and working to create “a compact, fuel-efficient urban vehicle for the masses,” ...
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