It's difficult to definitively link transit use with lower rates of obesity, but it makes intuitive sense. Here's another attempt, using county-level data.
5 days ago
While the study stems from research that found Volkswagen diesel cars had used 'defeat devices' to pass emissions tests, the new study points to inadequacies in the tests themselves, resulting in 50 percent higher pollution than testing permits.
The International Council on Clean Transportation
May 11, 2017, 9am PDT
Life expectancy may be rising in the nation as a whole, but in some areas it's going down. Regional gaps are widening.
April 27, 2017, 8am PDT
Come November 1, gasoline and diesel taxes will increase by 12 and 20 cents per gallon, respectively, in California, providing badly needed revenue to repair roads, bridges, and improve transit, but truck pollution loophole will still foul the air.
April 3, 2017, 5am PDT
A new tool from the Department of Transportation maps all the noise created by traffic nationwide.
The Architect's Newspaper
March 28, 2017, 1pm PDT
The city of New Albany approved a plan to keep where opioid abuse clinics can locate.
March 27, 2017, 7am PDT
Needle exchanges are still controversial in some parts of the country, so expect "supervised injection facilities" to be even more so.
March 22, 2017, 7am PDT
The mayor of London thinks ignoring the dangers of pollution from cars today is just as bad as ignoring the dangers of smoking was 50 years ago.
March 16, 2017, 1pm PDT
An urban gardening and public health success story emerges from Milwaukee.
Milwaukee Neighborhood News Service
March 13, 2017, 2pm PDT
Another reason to hate the Monday after daylight-saving time goes into effect: a spike in the number of car crashes and traffic fatalities.
February 21, 2017, 1pm PST
Schools tend to get built on cheap land. Cheap land is often found near busy roadways—sources of pollutants that are harmful to the health of children.
The Center for Public Integrity
February 20, 2017, 7am PST
A new study from the University of Surrey produced counterintuitive results about the relative pollution levels of commuters around London.
February 16, 2017, 1pm PST
Cleveland's rental housing stock is a public health risk, and the city is finally taking steps to launch a citywide inspection.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer
February 15, 2017, 12pm PST
Initial data from the National Safety Council (NSC) suggest that more than 40,000 Americans died on the country's roads in 2016 for the first time in a decade.
February 1, 2017, 5am PST
Susan Henderson shares some thoughts about the alignment of issues contributing to well-being in cities.
January 17, 2017, 11am PST
When nature is integrated into urbanism, wellness surges. Hazel Borys looks at the benefits.
January 12, 2017, 9am PST
Smart Growth America has released its annual Dangerous by Design report, showing that many older, car-oriented cities are the country's most dangerous.
January 10, 2017, 7am PST
A new study has once again linked the perils of living near a pollution source to public health, this time finding that dementia risks increase in people who live near a major road.
December 22, 2016, 10am PST
A Reuters study of public health data found 3,000 examples in the United States where lead poisoning rates exceed those in Flint, Michigan.
December 18, 2016, 5am PST
A proposal to build a new "health park" in Downtown's Grant Park is still in the early phases,