To reduce harmful particulate matter emissions, we need fewer cars on the road—electric or otherwise, according to the findings of a recent report.
Twelve northeastern states and D.C. are expected to sign a new cap-and-investment scheme designed to lower emissions from transportation.
The Boston Globe
It's been 50 years since researchers at General Motors and Ford Motor Co. warned the automakers about the effects of auto emissions on the planet's climate.
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced yesterday an executive order that would ban the sale of cars powered by internal combustion engines by 2035. California is the first state in the country to take such action.
Palm Springs Desert Sun
Research shows that road asphalt exposed to heat and sunlight may eventually become a significant emissions source.
Wildfires in California and Colorado are spewing out smoke that is traveling to other parts of the country. The health effects of the dirty air are substantial, and they could last long after the fires are out.
Inside Climate News
The new rules are significantly less stringent in mandating repair of methane leaks and regulation of emissions.
Scientific American / E&E News
California is the first state to require manufacturers to produce zero-emission medium- and heavy-duty trucks.
It’s time to harness technology for cleaner, healthier, and safer cities.
CNU Public Square
More people are driving less and staying at home. The result is significant improvements in air quality in cities across the country.
The New York Times
Analysis of global greenhouse gas emissions data points to the sectors, activities, and countries that are the biggest contributors.
The City Fix
The state’s energy plan focuses on the move to renewable energy, but specifics about how that will happen and what the costs will be need to be pinned down.
Eight experts produce a "manifesto for a new suburbia."
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
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
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.
The potential benefits of building tall buildings with wood are numerous.
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
In a scathing response to arguments in favor of a "slow growth" ordinance in Lakewood, Colorado, Mike Eliason rebukes the idea that capping growth is a green policy.