Carbon Emissions

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D.C. Metro has a plan to reduce carbon emissions and energy consumption by building to LEED green building standards and buying electric buses.
Smart Cities Dive
February 4, 2019, 9am PST
Students at the University of California, Los Angeles are using ride-hailing companies to get between classes on campuses. The effect is far from the congestion and emissions reducing idea many hoped for from companies like Uber and Lyft.
Daily Bruin
January 30, 2019, 6am PST
With Democrats rising to power in the U.S. House of Representatives and the government recently reopened (temporarily at least), it's time to plot the legislative ambitions of the coming session in Congress.
Streetsblog USA
January 10, 2019, 8am PST
The sobering news comes from the Rhodium Group, a research firm that tracks CO2 emissions. The preliminary estimate is the third in two months to show an increase in 2018, attributing it to an improved economy and Trump's regulation rollbacks.
The Washington Post
December 19, 2018, 5am PST
A new five year Cycling Action Plan explains London's ambitions to become a leading city for cycling—in the name of the environment, traffic safety, and congestion relief.
Forbes
December 18, 2018, 10am PST
Converting all the public transit buses in California would save reduce carbon emissions in the state by 1 million metric tons by 2040.
San Francisco Chronicle
December 14, 2018, 11am PST
Several states, and even the federal government, are considering adopting carbon pricing plans.
InsideClimate News
December 3, 2018, 8am PST
Sprawl leads to more emissions, but the economic costs are also high. Policies and strategies that ensure compact growth are essential.
World Resources Institute
October 11, 2018, 9am PDT
Given a recent dire report on climate change from the IPCC, Laura Bliss underscores the point that those who have the ability to do so should make changes to how they get around, and pronto.
CityLab
September 14, 2018, 8am PDT
Google's Environmental Insights Explorer multiplies the power of Google Maps for the benefit of the planet.
Fast Company
August 20, 2018, 7am PDT
Initiative 1631 takes up where Gov. Jay Inslee's carbon tax legislation ended in March after failing to attract enough supporters. The new initiative differs from I- 732 which was rejected by 59 percent of voters two years ago.
The Atlantic
July 26, 2018, 2pm PDT
It's been 30 years since James Hansen told Congress about global warming. We might call it climate change these days, but Hansen was right.
Associated Press via The Mercury News
July 26, 2018, 9am PDT
The county of San Diego wants sprawling suburban developments to buy carbon offsets, billing the idea as a fix to the region's housing affordability crisis.
The San Diego Union-Tribune
Blog post
July 25, 2018, 12pm PDT
There is more than one way for a city to systematically reduce it carbon footprint.
Kayla Matthews
June 28, 2018, 10am PDT
Ford hit a goal to reduce carbon emissions *from its manufacturing process* eight years ahead of schedule.
Automotive News
June 28, 2018, 8am PDT
The courts are no place to be deciding on the contribution of fossil fuels to climate change, ruled a Northern California federal district court judge in a "stinging defeat" to San Francisco and Oakland that wanted Big Oil to pay mitigation costs.
The New York Times
June 8, 2018, 2pm PDT
But it's still not enough to produce a net reduction in emissions from energy production.
Quartz
June 5, 2018, 6am PDT
The Federal Highway Administration recently announced the end of policy requiring state and regional departments of transportation to make goals to reduce emissions and track progress.
Streetsblog USA
May 25, 2018, 11am PDT
The ecosystems of Oregon’s Coast Range are some of the most adept ecosystems for absorbing carbon in the entire country. The same trees that absorb that carbon can be turned into a major source of emissions in the hands of humans.
High Country News
March 24, 2018, 11am PDT
By the usual measures, wealthy "consumer cities" have largely put a check on their carbon emissions. But that doesn't account for the emissions that their consumption habits fuel in other places.
National Geographic