Riding the Talk – Mexico City Mayor Bikes to Work
Riding the Talk – Mexico City Mayor Bikes to Work
On Monday, Marcelo Ebrad, the Mayor of Mexico City, and other high-ranking officials cycled to work to show their support for a cleaner, more humanized city. Although it was a time of relatively low traffic – they made their trip ...
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Inventors of the World, Unite!
Photo from xprize.org. Earlier this week, Nick Bunkley of the New York Times reported that the X Prize Foundation is sponsoring a competition with an expected prize of $10 million to produce a car that travels 100 miles on a ...
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
Are Bio-fuels the Right Choice for the Transport Sector?
On March 26, Lee Schipper, Director of Research at EMBARQ, waded into the cacophonous debate over biofuels during a presentation at the World Bank. Biofuels like ethanol and biodiesel are often touted as a panacea for a host of environmental ...
Lee’s Wild Ride
Lee’s Wild Ride
Photo courtesy of J. Weinert, Univ of Calif, Davis Dr. Tuan Le An, from Hanoi University of Technology, who is EMBARQ’s counterpart in Hanoi for our emissions project, kindly drove me 6 km back to the Melia on his Honda ...
Clean Green Cars
Clean Green Cars
Last week, our friends over at autobloggreen wrote about a new website launched in Britain which aims to provide consumers with environmental information about automobiles. The site, Clean Green Cars, markets itself as “a green motoring guide,” and asserts that ...
Winners and Losers in the Greening of Delhi’s Auto-rickshaws
Winners and Losers in the Greening of Delhi’s Auto-rickshaws
On March 30, Monica Bansal, a graduate student at Colombia University’s School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation visited EMBARQ’s offices and presented her research on Delhi’s auto-rickshaws. These three-wheeled vehicles carry thousands of city residents each day, providing an alternative ...
Air Pollution in China and India
A Nanjing woman protects herself from the rain, the cold, and the airborne particles. Photo by Let Ideas Compete.
In an article published in The Guardian, Jonathan Watts and Randeep Ramesh describe the clouds of noxious fumes swirling around India and China’s industrializing cities. While much of the pollution can be attributed to inefficient coal burning power plants, the ...
Lee's Wild Ride
Photo courtesy of J. Weinert, Univ of Calif, Davis Dr. Tuan Le An, from Hanoi University of Technology, who is EMBARQ’s counterpart in Hanoi for our emissions project, kindly drove me 6 km back to the Melia on his Honda ...
A Sustainable Parking Garage? Only in LA
Image via surfsantamonica.com.
A friend of mine who lived in Los Angeles once told me that on bad days the city felt like one large parking lot. These days things have improved…slightly. That’s because LA now boasts the construction of the first sustainable ...
Cleaning Up the Streets
Cleaning Up the Streets
The above graphic illustrates how the highest concentrations of carbon monoxide and ultra-fine particles occur at the center of roads. As the graphic shows, the further you move from the road, the lower your exposure is to these particles. Dr. ...