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May 18, 2020, 12pm PDT
On Monday, the 73rd World Health Assembly convenes virtually for two days. NPR's Scott Simon speaks with a WHO spokesperson about how long we can expect to live with the coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
NPR Weekend Edition Saturday
April 23, 2020, 9am PDT
Shared bike companies in China report that many residents in Wuhan have been relying on bikes for transportation in the immediate aftermath of a 76-day lockdown.
China Daily
March 31, 2020, 10am PDT
A report from Imperial College London, viewed as the "gold standard" by British leaders, was instrumental in compelling the U.S. and the U.K. to enact stronger policies to contain COVID-19. But was it too late?
The New York Times
March 20, 2020, 10am PDT
The largest state in the country has been ordered to shelter in place.
California Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response
March 17, 2020, 9am PDT
Six Bay Area counties have taken drastic action to curb the spread of the deadly coronavirus. "Please read this Order carefully. Violation of or failure to comply with this Order is a misdemeanor punishable by fine, imprisonment, or both."
San Francisco Chronicle
March 16, 2020, 11am PDT
A legal battle is being waged between the coal-exporting states of Utah, Wyoming, and Montana and coastal cities in California, Oregon, and Washington that pits the power of local land-use authority against the protection of interstate commerce.
Los Angeles Times
March 9, 2020, 9am PDT
As the coronavirus continues to move across the globe, its effects on shared transportation modes and freight shipping are becoming more apparent.
Eno Center for Transportation
March 4, 2020, 9am PST
A week after the Orange County city of Costa Mesa filed a restraining order against the federal government and the state of California over the use of a state-owned facility as an isolation site for coronavirus patients, the feds dropped the plan.
Daily Pilot (Los Angeles Times)
February 23, 2020, 5am PST
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
The City Fix
February 14, 2020, 6am PST
A study of residents in Beijing, China who became car owners indicates that they used alternative transportation modes less after buying cars.
MinnPost
February 6, 2020, 11am PST
The first mixed-use hotel and apartment project in downtown Anchorage, Alaska will use prefabricated rooms and is expected to start construction this spring.
Anchorage Daily News
November 22, 2019, 8am PST
China's Belt and Road Initiative, a massive program to develop infrastructure in dozens of countries worldwide, may be the largest construction project in history. Its benefits to host countries—and to China itself—remain far from certain.
The Architect's Newspaper
November 20, 2019, 11am PST
Vehicle pollution is making cities around the world unlivable. Some cities have taken steps to curb auto use and emissions, with varying levels of success.
The New York Times
November 3, 2019, 7am PST
Examining congestion data from 94 Chinese cities before and after Alibaba's Singles' Day, this study found evidence for a modest drop in traffic following the Cyber Monday-like event.
IDEAS
October 4, 2019, 11am PDT
Fears of a US trade war and a slowing economy have translated into fewer subsidies for solar and wind energy in China.
Yale Environment 360
October 4, 2019, 7am PDT
New rail lines are operational in seven cities in China.
International Railway Journal
September 7, 2019, 5am PDT
It was long thought that a finite supply of lithium, a key element needed for electric vehicle batteries, would constrain the production of zero-emission vehicles, but the opposite happened: a slow down in EV demand has caused lithium prices to drop.
Oil Price
September 6, 2019, 9am PDT
Capital investments could get more expensive, if Congress forces transit systems to buy American.
Eno Center for Transportation
June 19, 2019, 6am PDT
A single fare card grants access to public transit rides in 260 Chinese cities.
ECNS
May 14, 2019, 12pm PDT
Depending on the type of bicycle for sale, the price may jump 25 percent due to new tariffs paid by importers and consumers (not China as the president would have you think) if it arrives in the United States after June 1.
Bicycle Retailer and Industry News