Carbon Emissions

July 13, 2011, 11am PDT
Australia's first term prime minister Julia Gillard announced a carbon tax that will charge $23 per metric ton. Though Australia is one of the world's top carbon polluters, the program will start next year, reports Sarah Laskow, GOOD Magazine.
GOOD Magazine
July 5, 2011, 9am PDT
The new "Eco-Drive Index" offers a mode of comparing the average monthly environmental impact by an individual U.S. driver who has purchased a new vehicle that month.
TheCityFix.com
March 30, 2011, 5am PDT
A new proposal in front of the European Commission would put speed limits on the autobahn to reduce carbon emissions, and ban gasoline and diesel powered vehicles by the year 2050.
Wired
February 7, 2011, 2pm PST
Ever since David Owen's book Green Metropolis pushed forward the idea that cities are better for the planet, people have been debating if it's really so. New evidence says yes.
Grist
January 17, 2011, 1pm PST
Hybrid technology for marine transportation is a growing industry, as startup business in New Brunswick, Canada attests.
New Brunswick Business Journal
January 12, 2011, 11am PST
Beyond the fact that supplying lots of parking encourages driving, a new study quantifies the environmental impact of parking lot construction.
The Infrastructurist
December 17, 2010, 5am PST
Controlling carbon emissions hinges on encouraging cities that have small carbon footprints, writes Matthew E. Kahn.
World Policy Blog
October 15, 2010, 12pm PDT
The city Yokohama could be Japan's next exportable good. officials there want it to be a low-emissions "smart" city -- a model they hope to be able to convince other cities to replicate.
San Francisco Chronicle
October 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Is New York City's green transportation revolution overhyped? It turns out that emissions from private cars actually increased between 2007 and 2009, and that almost none of the city's greenhouse gas reductions came from the transportation sector.
Streetsblog
August 1, 2010, 1pm PDT
A neighborhood in Corvallis, Oregon, is the pilot site of a neighborhood-wide "carbon challenge" in which residents try to reduce their carbon footprint.
Corvallis Gazette-Times
July 4, 2010, 11am PDT
British officials are looking to help their efforts to curb carbon emissions by capping growth on airport runways that they say encourage "binge flying".
The New York Times
May 10, 2010, 1pm PDT
Rem Koolhaas and his practice have released a vision of Europe 50 years from now, connected by an extensive smart grid and utilizing solar, wind and other green technologies to power the continent.
The Guardian U.K.
May 10, 2010, 7am PDT
In the most significant decrease since 1949, carbon emissions in the U.S. fell 7% in 2009. Sadly, part of the falloff is the result of the economic crisis.
Fast Company
April 5, 2010, 8am PDT
Normally fuel economy standards are set by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Due to the 2007 Supreme Court ruling on the Clean Air Act, the new rules are jointly issued by the EPA to regulate tailpipe emissions as well as CAFE.
Union Of Concerned Scientists
March 18, 2010, 6am PDT
New research suggests that huge domes of carbon dioxide hover over urban areas, which is prompting some scientists and policymakers to stress the importance of cities as the frontlines of the war on greenhouse gas emissions.
Grist
March 11, 2010, 1pm PST
California republicans are arguing that the state's environmental laws are hurting the economy. This editorial from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> questions the wisdom of that argument and wonders what negative impacts would come from lifting CEQA.
Los Angeles Times
January 26, 2010, 11am PST
In the U.K., new carbon emission standards may mean that great numbers of buildings from the 1960s and 70s will need to be demolished.
The Times Online
January 18, 2010, 8am PST
This piece from <em>Urban Omnibus</em> looks at ideas to counteract global warming by adding more trees to urban areas.
Urban Omnibus
December 2, 2009, 11am PST
Australia's liberal party has just elected a climate change skeptic as its new leader, which could prove to be a challenge to its carbon reduction.
BBC News
October 25, 2009, 9am PDT
The Danish island of Samso is the poster child of clean energy. Its residents generate more energy than they consume. Now the Danish government wants to export that model back to the mainland.
Der Spiegel