Posts in the 'Energy + Climate Change' category
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Environmentally friendly traffic jams?
Amsterdam is frequently cited as having the best bicycling infrastructure in the world. Photo by Ronel Reyes. Traffic and congestion is a common sight during rush hours around the world. After battling through hours of traffic, the hunt for a ...
Friday Fun: It’s a bus! It’s a tram! It’s…Vienna’s new public transport
Friday Fun: It’s a bus! It’s a tram! It’s…Vienna’s new public transport
An early morning tram travels down a street in Vienna. Vienna’s new buses rely on the city’s extensive tram network for electricity. Photo by Julian Turner. Vienna is home to one of the largest tram systems in the world, extending ...
An ethanol production plant in Brazil. Photo by . Shell.
The challenges of ethanol in Brazil
While a debate continues about the future of biofuels, Brazil is currently facing an important decision for its own future. Ethanol from sugar cane emerged in the years 2000 as a potential alternative to fossil fuels and possibly a game-changer ...
A boy peers out a bus window in Mumbai, India. Photo by gregor_y.
How clean is the air we breathe in cities?
More and more cities worldwide are grappling with the ever-increasing menace of air pollution — especially in India, which contains some of the most polluted cities in the world. Rapid economic growth in developing countries and increased individual wealth is ...
By gconservancy.
Earth Day 2013: transport as a solution in the face of climate change
With the theme of Earth Day 2013 being, the Face of Climate Change, TheCityFix discusses how transport can play an integral role in solutions to help mitigate climate change and its deadly effects. For the thousands of residents in the Chicagoland area ...
Johannesburg, South Africa. Photo by Aileen Carrigan - EMBARQ.
Natural gas and low-sulfur diesel meet again
This is the second round of a two-part series weighing the benefits of natural gas versus low-sulfur diesel as fuel sources for buses. Natural gas won Round I because when we focus on tailpipe emissions it is less toxic, and ...