Living (and Dying) with COVID: How Many Deaths are Acceptable?
Political analyst Philip Bump asks the "unstated, unpleasant question" that the U.S. has struggled with since the inception of the pandemic, more relevant now with the widespread availability of vaccines that are effective at preventing most deaths.
Study First to Link Air Pollution to Brain Cancer
The particulate pollution released by automobile travel can carry carcinogens to the brain, according to new research.
Bike to Work and Live Longer
A large scale study conducted in the U.K. shows biking to work leads to a longer life, despite dangers on the roads.
Transportation Access, Inactivity, and Obesity Play a Role in Cancer Deaths
As smoking related cancer deaths decline, other unhealthy lifestyle choices are quickly replacing it as a leading causes of cancer.
Bad Science Linked to Fears of Fake Grass
A college soccer coach's disproved theory that claims artificial truf causes cancer refuses to die.
Badges for Transit Riders with Non-Visible Impairments
Transport for London is experimenting with badges that say "Please offer me a seat" for people who wouldn't necessarily be offered seats.
People in Rural Areas Are Dying Earlier Than People in Urban Areas
Access to healthcare and city or suburban lifestyles seem to be tied to a longer life.
Deadly Diesel Emissions Plummeting in California
Amidst the bad publicity coming from Volkswagen's engineered fraud on diesel emissions testing comes good news from California Air Resources Board: The cancer risk from airborne toxins, most of which come from burning diesel fuel, dropped 76 percent.
Air Pollution Identified as a Leading Cause of Cancer Deaths
For the first time, the World Health Organization has identified air pollution, in its entirety, as a cause of cancer, putting it on par with tobacco smoke, asbestos and arsenic. In 2010, 223,000 people died from lung cancer caused by air pollution.
Another Reason to Keep Kids Away from Traffic: Cancer
Add cancer to the growing list of ailments being linked to childhood exposure to vehicle emissions, say researchers from UCLA, USC and UC Irvine.
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This six-course series explores essential urban design concepts using open source software and equips planners with the tools they need to participate fully in the urban design process.