Posts tagged with 'Pollution'
Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution
Red Alert: 3 Strategies for Reducing Toxic Ozone Pollution
High up in the stratosphere, naturally occurring ozone reflects solar radiation back into space, protecting people and the planet from harmful ultraviolet rays. But closer to Earth’s surface, rising ozone levels – formed when pollutants from a wide range of sources react ...
What’s in a Question? Finding Innovative Solutions for Air Pollution
What’s in a Question? Finding Innovative Solutions for Air Pollution
We know that air pollution is a big problem – for health, climate, food security and more. But there’s a difference between generally knowing that “we need to do something” and actually marshalling the allies, resources and power to act. Before we ...
PODCAST: The Political Economy of Air Quality with Jessica Seddon
PODCAST: The Political Economy of Air Quality with Jessica Seddon
Did you know that air quality is a major contributor to global warming? Or that poor air quality can reduce sunlight, disrupting rainfall patterns, depressing crop yields and diminishing solar energy output? Did you know air pollution is the biggest ...
Curbing Climate Change and Preventing Deaths from Air Pollution Go Hand-in-Hand
Curbing Climate Change and Preventing Deaths from Air Pollution Go Hand-in-Hand
More than 7 million people die prematurely every year due to air pollution. That’s like the entire population of Hong Kong dropping dead due to a cause that’s ultimately avoidable. The World Health Organization (WHO) is turning its attention to ...
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Ritwick Dutta on Why Air Quality Data Is So Critical: Fighting for Blue Skies
“India has 13 of the 20 most polluted cities in the world,” says Ritwick Dutta, the managing trustee for the Legal Initiative for Forest and Environment (LIFE), and Indian advocacy and law group. And yet, for the “bulk” of places ...
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
Friday Fun: City Planning in the Virtual World of Gaming
The real world is looking a lot more digital. With increasingly advanced software and the rise of the “sand box” gaming genre (video games that enable players to freely design their environments) has come a flurry of city building simulators.  ...
Energy and sustainable cities are key to India's economic growth
The two things India must get right for its economic future
Taking even a quick look at India’s current pattern of growth, it’s not hard to see both the rising energy insecurity and the stress that cities across the country are experiencing. Congestion, urban sprawl, and poor access to reliable energy ...
Urbanization is a driver of both economic growth and global climate change. Between 2011 and 2030, the urban areas of the world are expected to add 1.4 billion people, including 276 million in China and 218 million in India. Photo by Ken Marshall/Flickr.
How cities can save trillions, curb climate change, and improve public health
No strategy for reducing the impacts of global climate change is complete without addressing the challenge of urbanization. Cities contribute about 70% of energy-related greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, despite only accounting for 2% of global land area. Reducing this environmental impact may ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
TheCityFix Picks, August 17: Brazil Infrastructure Investments, "Elegant Density," Texting Behind the Wheel
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Research Recap, August 6th: US Fleet Could Save $Billions, Climate Change Rising, British Biking, Status Quo Emissions
Welcome to “Research Recap,” our series highlighting recent reports, studies and other findings in sustainable transportation policy and practice, in case you missed it. Government Efficiency For the Future The American Clean Skies Foundation has found that government owned, government ...
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
New Study: Indian Cities Score Low in Walkability Ratings
The Clean Air Initiative for Asian Cities (CAI-Asia) released a study that benchmarks the pedestrian infrastructure of six Indian cities. The publication, “Walkability in Indian Cities,” looks at walkability in Bhubaneshwar, Chennai, Indore, Pune, Rajkot and Surat. The study also ...
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
TheCityFix Picks, August 26: Jakarta Bicyclists, Turkish Rail Lines, Building Carfree Cities
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: integrated transport, urban development and accessibility, air quality and climate change, health and ...
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
Urban Green Space Key in Improving Air Quality
A new study out of the University of Kent in the UK found that a 10 percent increase in urban tree coverage in mid-size cities, like Leicester, can absorb about 12 percent of carbon emissions, contributing to cleaner air. The ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
TheCityFix Picks, June 10: Chicago's BRT, Solar-Powered Trains, Vision Zero
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
TheCityFix Picks, June 3: Brazilian BRT, Mobile Wallet Technologies, C40 Cities Mayors Summit
Welcome back to TheCityFix Picks, our series highlighting the newsy and noteworthy of the past week. Each Friday, we’ll run down the headlines falling under TheCityFix’s five themes: mobility, quality of life, environment, public space, and technology and innovation. Mobility ...
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