AARP takes a comprehensive looks at streetcars, exploring their past demise, comeback, and now spreading to as many as 40 cities. Special attention is given to the Portland Streetcar and how the streetcar enables better mobility for seniors.
Apr 6, 2010 AARP Bulletin Today
This piece from <em>Next American City</em> looks at health in New York City, and why the city's new health commissioner is looking at elevators, escalators and other subtleties of the built environment.
Feb 1, 2010 Next American City
A new report from the Health Effect Institute concludes that there is a strong correlation between exposure to traffic and heart ailments.
Jan 15, 2010 The New York Times
The National Academy of Science has released a report showing that health effects from burning fossil fuels cost the economy about $120 billion a year. Global warming was not included due to uncertainty, so it's focused mostly on air pollution.
Oct 27, 2009 The New York Times - Environment
Why the decision to host the next G-20 summit in Steel City is a good one.
Sep 8, 2009 Forbes.com
With what some are calling the worst classroom conditions in the nation, California is trying to solve the problem by replacing all of its portable classrooms with green buildings.
Jun 10, 2009 Good
I'm watching local Rochester-area advocates respond to
presentations by three panelists on the subject of "Community Food Supply and
Environmental Justice" at the Association for Opinion
Jun 5, 2009 By
Reports have long linked higher cancer rates to different racial groups, but a new study suggests that location may play a more significant role in the prevalence of the disease.
Apr 14, 2009 American Cancer Society
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