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Carbon Emissions

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The U.S. is exceptional when it comes to carbon emissions—that much is indisputable.
Vox
November 28, 2019, 5am PST
When going around the Thanksgiving table today, giving thanks for our friends and family to hear, don't forget to mention the environmental, social, and economic benefits of public transit.
CityLab
November 27, 2019, 2pm PST
The United Nations announces more bad news for the climate and the role of American society and culture in causing the destruction of the planet.
The New York Times
November 19, 2019, 12pm PST
A small group of test subjects, enabled with the use of a chauffeur, increased driving distances by a collective 83 percent.
Jalopnik
November 15, 2019, 8am PST
The American Planning Association is urging the Trump administration to rescind its decision to withdraw the country from the Paris Climate Agreement.
American Planning Association
November 12, 2019, 10am PST
The city is considering a contract to purchase hydroelectricity from Quebec and might also provide funding for the energy infrastructure.
Politico
October 26, 2019, 1pm PDT
Global SUV ownership is skyrocketing, with consequences for carbon emissions and traffic safety. A few voices are now calling for bans on the large vehicles.
Fast Company
October 11, 2019, 7am PDT
The New York Times illustrates the scope and scale of the great project still facing the United States: to decrease greenhouse gas emissions from the transportation sector of its economy.
The New York Times
October 10, 2019, 12pm PDT
Santa Monica City Manager Rick Cole outlines the city's actions and policies to realize its ambitious C40 goals.
The Planning Report
October 5, 2019, 1pm PDT
A new report details steps the city can take to help prevent climate change and protect its most vulnerable residents.
NOLA.com
September 23, 2019, 7am PDT
Even a city with a sterling reputation for multi-modal transportation planning isn't making progress in removing carbon emissions from the local economy.
BikePortland
September 19, 2019, 2pm PDT
Excessive heat will impact the desert city in the coming years, and major steps need to be taken now to change its course.
The Guardian
September 12, 2019, 10am PDT
The Clean Cars 4 All program provides incentives for low-income Californians to replace old, polluting cars with an electric car or a transit pass. Now residents can also choose electric-assist bikes and bikeshare as a mobility option.
California Bicycle Coalition
September 9, 2019, 10am PDT
European researchers have published a new study in the journal Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment that might be a hard pill to swallow for some transit advocates.
Transportation Research Part D: Transport and Environment
September 4, 2019, 10am PDT
Making materials like cement, plastic, glass, and steel creates a lot of emissions. In an opinion piece, Bill Gates argues any climate plan needs to grapple with these hard-to-decarbonize industries.
Gates Notes
September 3, 2019, 5am PDT
Can a Democratic governor in a state controlled by a Republic legislature achieve meaningful emissions reductions from the state's energy utilities? North Carolina Governor Gary Cooper is trying.
Inside Climate News
August 29, 2019, 7am PDT
Car dependence will have to end for the most ambitious climate plans put forward by Democratic candidates for president to have the desired effect.
Curbed
August 13, 2019, 10am PDT
A big feature explores the effects of climate change, which are already very much changing life in the United States.
The Washington Post
July 31, 2019, 9am PDT
Congestion pricing is a popular subject of conversation in Seattle, even if the idea hasn't yet proven popular with voters. The city is looking for ways to lead on climate change by reducing emissions from transportation.
Crosscut
July 29, 2019, 2pm PDT
Alliance 90/The Greens, a political party in Germany, wants the country's domestic travel to shift completely to rail. Achieving that goal will require making air travel more expensive and rail travel cheaper and easier.
Euractiv