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
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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
This piece from <em>The Economist</em> looks at human-caused waste, how different economies generate it differently, and how they deal with it.
Mar 12, 2009 The Economist
The Environmental Protection Agency has not done enough to control pollution from stormwater runoff in urban areas, according to a report from the National Academy of Sciences.
Oct 20, 2008 Associated Press
With some of the its cleanest air in decades, Beijing is warming up to some of the pollution-cutting regulations officials have enacted during the Olympics. Some may become permanent.
Aug 26, 2008 China Daily
Despite improved air quality, China says it has no plans to continue the car control measures it has enacted during the Olympics to clean the city's air.
Aug 18, 2008 Reuters