Carbon Emissions

November 27, 2012, 11am PST
Under the Kyoto Protocol, developed countries set targets for cutting carbon emissions relative to 1990 levels by 2012. As the globe gathers to discuss extending the expiring agreement, Duncan Clark examines its effectiveness.
The Guardian
September 24, 2012, 7am PDT
In the developed world, increased urbanization can be a net boon for the environment. Yet, writes Bryan Walsh, if not planned for carefully, the rapid urbanization of developing world could have a dramatic impact on climate change and biodiversity.
Time
May 29, 2012, 10am PDT
A new study by the RAND corporation highlights the various benefits of expanding car-sharing nationwide. It turns out, however, that significantly reducing carbon emissions isn't one of them, writes Brad Plumer.
The Washington Post
May 2, 2012, 9am PDT
Lauren Gravitz describes an unconventional solution to combat climate change, encouraging "countries with means" to "buy up coal, oil, and other deposits while they’re still in the ground--then leave them there."
Fast Coexist
April 17, 2012, 8am PDT
Brad Plumer examines the global need to abate climate change amidst a new report showing carbon emission reductions being claimed by countries around the world can be deceiving.
The Washington Post
November 17, 2011, 10am PST
California has 7 of the 20 cities with the poorest air quality, according to a list complied by Forbes. Bakersfield, which has 60 days of unhealthy air a year, takes the top spot for its hot and dusty weather and proximity to oil fields.
Forbes
November 7, 2011, 8am PST
Last week, Boulder, Colorado voters approved the idea of firing their power company in favor of generating their own.
GOOD Magazine
August 18, 2011, 1pm PDT
The Manchester Ship Canal has gone underused for shipping goods for decades, but is now having a resurgence with the realization that barge freight can greatly reduce carbon emissions.
CNN
August 9, 2011, 6am PDT
Alex Steffen presents the idea that by focusing development into "hyperdense" communities you create a host of benefits that reduce climate change by reducing trips.
TED
July 13, 2011, 11am PDT
Australia's first term prime minister Julia Gillard announced a carbon tax that will charge $23 per metric ton. Though Australia is one of the world's top carbon polluters, the program will start next year, reports Sarah Laskow, GOOD Magazine.
GOOD Magazine
July 5, 2011, 9am PDT
The new "Eco-Drive Index" offers a mode of comparing the average monthly environmental impact by an individual U.S. driver who has purchased a new vehicle that month.
TheCityFix.com
March 30, 2011, 5am PDT
A new proposal in front of the European Commission would put speed limits on the autobahn to reduce carbon emissions, and ban gasoline and diesel powered vehicles by the year 2050.
Wired
February 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Ever since David Owen's book Green Metropolis pushed forward the idea that cities are better for the planet, people have been debating if it's really so. New evidence says yes.
Grist
January 17, 2011, 1pm PST
Hybrid technology for marine transportation is a growing industry, as startup business in New Brunswick, Canada attests.
New Brunswick Business Journal
January 12, 2011, 11am PST
Beyond the fact that supplying lots of parking encourages driving, a new study quantifies the environmental impact of parking lot construction.
The Infrastructurist
December 17, 2010, 5am PST
Controlling carbon emissions hinges on encouraging cities that have small carbon footprints, writes Matthew E. Kahn.
World Policy Blog
October 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city Yokohama could be Japan's next exportable good. officials there want it to be a low-emissions "smart" city -- a model they hope to be able to convince other cities to replicate.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Is New York City's green transportation revolution overhyped? It turns out that emissions from private cars actually increased between 2007 and 2009, and that almost none of the city's greenhouse gas reductions came from the transportation sector.
Streetsblog
August 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
A neighborhood in Corvallis, Oregon, is the pilot site of a neighborhood-wide "carbon challenge" in which residents try to reduce their carbon footprint.
Corvallis Gazette-Times
July 4, 2010, 11am PDT
British officials are looking to help their efforts to curb carbon emissions by capping growth on airport runways that they say encourage "binge flying".
The New York Times