Posts tagged with 'Local Pollution'
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
Most "Global" Cities Aren't the Dirtiest
“Most global cities aren’t the dirtiest cities,” according to Foreign Policy magazine. “In fact, some of the biggest, most integrated cities are some of the cleanest urban areas on the planet.” The conclusions are part of the publication’s Global Cities ...
California Gets Tough on Global Warming
California Gets Tough on Global Warming
The California Air Resources Board voted unanimously yesterday to adopt “the most comprehensive roadmap to date to cut the amount of heat-trapping emissions in the United States.” (via Associated Press.) From an ARB press release: The Air Resources Board today ...
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
The Tata Nano – Transport Revolution or More of the Same?
Flickr photo by code_martial. There was news this week that India’s Tata Motor’s is facing a number of hurdles as it works to release a $2,500 car for sale on the Indian market. Tata’s planned Singur plant is apparently being ...
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
In Bogota Car-Free Isn't Pollution Free
An unusual calm on Bogota’s streets. Photo by Pattoncito from Flickr. On Thursday, February 7 Bogotá held its 8th annual car-free day during which 14% of the population left their private cars at home and walked, cycled, and took mass ...
Beijing Is Smoking!
Beijing Is Smoking!
Smokey skies. Photo by jaaron Angel Hsu, a colleague of mine who travels quite a bit to China to promote the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, an accounting tool used for measuring greenhouse gases, sent me an email today after checking the ...
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Delhi's Deteriorating Air Quality
Photo by brewingluminous from Flickr. A New Delhi based research group, Centre for Science and Environment, has warned that air pollution is reaching critical levels in India’s capital city, threatening the health and wellbeing of the nearly 14 million people ...
Asthma in the Apple
Asthma in the Apple
A shot of East Harlem. By roeyahram from Flickr. In New York, just under two miles from the glitter and glam of 5th Avenue, is the working-class neighborhood of East Harlem, home to six of Manhattan’s seven bus depots and ...
Satellites for Sustainability
Satellites for Sustainability
Using satellites to map pollution. Photo by kennethg from Flickr. With the help of satellites, scientists are now measuring and mapping concentrations and global movements of air-pollution and, through a cool new project known as TEMIS, have made near-real time ...
The Green Car Issue
The Green Car Issue
Are car companies thinking about more than one type of green? Photo by makeshiftlove from Flickr. The New York Times latest automobile issue takes a dramatic departure from the past and includes several articles on how environmental concerns are shaping ...
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Does Leaded Gasoline Cause Violent Crime?
Photo by x-eyedblonde from Flickr. A few years ago, the celebrated economist Steven D. Levitt argued in Freakonomics that the legalization of abortion in 1973 was one of the primary reasons for the drop in crime in the 1990’s, a ...
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 ...
Choking on Smog
Choking on Smog
Photo from BusinessWeek. In a Pulitzer grab, The New York Times is now running a series of two-page spreads called Choking on Growth about the dark under side – namely environmental contamination – of China’s economic development. Below are several ...
Air Pollution in Calcutta
Air Pollution in Calcutta
Clean hair but dirty lungs in Calcutta. (Photo by Shayan Sanyal.) Today the BBC reports that traffic police offices in Calcutta will be outfitted with oxygen devices as a way to counteract the ill-effects of air pollution. The news item ...
Ford Creates New Post - Vice President for Sustainability
Ford Creates New Post – Vice President for Sustainability
Are Times Changing in Detroit? On Monday, The New York Times reported that Ford Motor’s chief executive acknowledged the link between greenhouse gases and global warming and vowed to respond to the threat of a heating planet by creating a ...
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Cheap Cars, More Traffic
Residents in Taiwan snarled in traffic. The latest edition of Business Week includes an article about car companies using ultra-efficient business models to produce super cheap cars that are affordable to the masses in the developing world. Lead by Tata ...
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