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.
Oct 5, 2010 Streetsblog
A neighborhood in Corvallis, Oregon, is the pilot site of a neighborhood-wide "carbon challenge" in which residents try to reduce their carbon footprint.
Aug 1, 2010 Corvallis Gazette-Times
British officials are looking to help their efforts to curb carbon emissions by capping growth on airport runways that they say encourage "binge flying".
Jul 4, 2010 The New York Times
Rem Koolhaas and his practice have released a vision of Europe 50 years from now, connected by an extensive smart grid and utilizing solar, wind and other green technologies to power the continent.
May 10, 2010 The Guardian U.K.
In the most significant decrease since 1949, carbon emissions in the U.S. fell 7% in 2009. Sadly, part of the falloff is the result of the economic crisis.
May 10, 2010 Fast Company
Normally fuel economy standards are set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to the 2007 Supreme Court ruling on the Clean Air Act, the new rules are jointly issued by the EPA to regulate tailpipe emissions as well as CAFE.
Apr 5, 2010 Union Of Concerned Scientists
New research suggests that huge domes of carbon dioxide hover over urban areas, which is prompting some scientists and policymakers to stress the importance of cities as the frontlines of the war on greenhouse gas emissions.
Mar 18, 2010 Grist
California republicans are arguing that the state's environmental laws are hurting the economy. This editorial from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> questions the wisdom of that argument and wonders what negative impacts would come from lifting CEQA.
Mar 11, 2010 Los Angeles Times
In the U.K., new carbon emission standards may mean that great numbers of buildings from the 1960s and 70s will need to be demolished.
Jan 26, 2010 The Times Online
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at ideas to counteract global warming by adding more trees to urban areas.
Jan 18, 2010 Urban Omnibus