Pollution

Some months ago, I wrote that laws against so-called "jaywalking" (that is, crossing in places other than crosswalks or where traffic lights encourage pedestrians to cross) fail to promote safety, because traffic lights are inadequate guides to s Blog Post
Jul 1, 2015   By Michael Lewyn
Mayor Yu Qun has transformed the city of Baoding, China into what some are calling the world's first "carbon-positive" city -- mainly by shifting away from polluting industries to the renewable energy industry.
Aug 13, 2009   The Christian Science Monitor
Contaminated water is bad news for cities, unless nobody knows about it. This post from <em>Good</em> looks at some of the most notorious water contamination cover ups in recent U.S. history.
Jul 21, 2009   Good
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
Jul 17, 2009   The Lookout
Wired Science reports that there are now 770,000 green jobs among 62,800 businesses in the U.S., which makes up 3.7 percent of the overall job market.
Jun 16, 2009   Wired
Restorationists and environmentalists are placing their focus on urban streams and creeks, which struggle with urban pollution. Working to clean them up is turning out to be a good way to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
Jun 13, 2009   High Country News
A common argument in favor of building sprawl-generating roads and highways is that if we just pave over enough of the United States, we can actually reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions by reducing congestion.  For ex Blog Post
May 6, 2009   By Michael Lewyn
Despite efforts to clean up Beijing during last year's Olympic Games, pollutant reductions were very minor, according to a new report.
May 1, 2009   ScienceNOW Daily News
Researchers are teaming up with Boston community members to study how living close to freeways can be harmful to residents' health.
Apr 14, 2009   The Boston Globe
A slightly watered-down version of the traffic reduction methods the Chinese city of Beijing instituted in Summer 2008 to reduce congestion and pollution during the Olympics has been extended for another year.
Apr 8, 2009   Associated Press
Environmental issues are becoming a growing concern in China, and officials there seem ready to begin addressing them.
Apr 4, 2009   BBC