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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
July 30, 2019, 2pm PDT
The potential benefits of building tall buildings with wood are numerous.
The Guardian
July 27, 2019, 5am PDT
South Western Railway will be using its own solar panels to directly supply power to trains and partially eliminate its need for outside power.
Electrek
July 19, 2019, 7am PDT
Washington State released a report detailing the business case for connecting Seattle to Portland and Vancouver by high-speed rail.
Business in Vancouver
July 15, 2019, 7am PDT
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.
Medium
April 3, 2019, 11am PDT
The framework proposed by the authors of the Green New Deal may be too much for Congress, but many of these polices are already in place at the state level.
Environmental Law at Harvard
April 2, 2019, 7am PDT
The heating and cooling of buildings must be addressed if the United States is going to curb its emissions.
Vox
March 22, 2019, 1pm PDT
Research shows racial disparities in exposure to air pollution as well as consumption of the goods and services that cause it.
NPR
January 22, 2019, 2pm PST
The plants provide much-needed fresh water, but the environmental costs are immense.
National Geographic
Blog post
October 7, 2018, 7am PDT
As cities swell and car use soars, U.S. cities should take note of some bold, even radical, emissions-reducing policies being deployed around Europe.
Robert Fischer
July 3, 2018, 5am PDT
The Trump and Kushner families are among the owners of the buildings that pollute New York most.
Huffington Post
May 13, 2018, 7am PDT
Encouraging compact land use by allowing density, building near transit, and eliminating parking minimums can have a powerful effect on the emissions a city generates.
Streetsblog
May 3, 2018, 1pm PDT
Industry experts project growth for electric buses, which could have big impacts on air quality and emissions in cities around the world.
Vox
April 27, 2018, 11am PDT
Efstathios Valiotis of Alma Realty argues that the New York real estate industry has made strides to curb emissions and been a leader in fighting climate change in the city.
Crain's New York Business
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
December 4, 2017, 6am PST
The Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) plans to put 20 electric buses into their fleet and power them with en-route chargers.
Streetsblog
September 27, 2017, 11am PDT
$1.3 million in federal funding will contribute to a plan for three electric buses for Madison.
Wisconsin State Journal
August 17, 2017, 10am PDT
Regular "emissions events" at Texas heavy industrial facilities cause a lot of unauthorized pollution. But few consequences mean the companies responsible don't have to crack down.
The Texas Tribune
June 21, 2017, 1pm PDT
Mayors Eric Garcetti and Robert Garcia pledge their ports will bring their carbon footprint down to zero by 2030.
Los Angeles Times
May 17, 2017, 5am PDT
The Gowanus Expressway is a big polluter and a traffic nightmare. Some see putting the road underground as a solution.
Crain's New York Business