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A study investigates the effect of air conditioning systems on air temperature and electricity demand. The study's findings: the release of waste heat (via AC systems) exacerbates the nocturnal urban heat island, thus increasing cooling demands.
Jul 23, 2014   Treehugger
A new Canadian study indicates that young people in the U.S. and Canada are trending away from owning their own homes and towards renting apartments.
Oct 26, 2010   Treehugger
A new interactive map shows wear-and-tear on city roads, color-coding where work needs to be done and where smooth rides can be found.
Aug 25, 2010   Treehugger
A new bus rapid transit project has begun construction in Amman, Jordan -- a first for the country.
Jul 26, 2010   Treehugger
A Portland study shows that bicyclists feel 50% safer when biking in a solid blue bike lane rather than just the classic dotted line. Could color make that much of a difference?
Jul 3, 2010   Treehugger
Described as being the biggest corruption scandal in Israel's history, the Holyland Park scandal highlights the need for tighter regulation of land use planning in Israel. But with the Prime Minister's support for deregulation, reform looks unlikely.
Apr 26, 2010   Treehugger
There are more extreme commuters (a minimum of 1.5 hrs round trip) than ever, with a 95% increase since 1990, says Michael Graham Richard at Treehugger.
Apr 7, 2010   Treehugger
<em>Treehugger</em> lists five of the coming innovations that experts expect to revolutionize urban bicycling.
Apr 7, 2010   Treehugger
A Welsh company is using ground-up plastic remnants to create a building material sturdy enough for housing.
Mar 21, 2010   Treehugger
<em>Treehugger</em> takes a look at the new bus rapid transit system in Johannesburg, South Africa, and explores some of the controversy and tension that surrounds it.
Mar 2, 2010   Treehugger
The abandoned infrastructure for an inner-city rail project in Lima, Peru, has been adapted into a playful amusement park.
Feb 18, 2010   Treehugger