Pollution

November 5, 2017, 5am PST
Arctic communities have a front row seat to witness the effects of climate change.
Cities of the Future
Blog post
November 1, 2017, 12pm PDT
Pollution poses a significant public health threat all over the planet, and good planning can help.
Kayla Matthews
October 21, 2017, 5am PDT
The Lancet Commission study comes at a time when the Trump Administration is rolling back environmental regulations from a number of sectors.
The Guardian
September 11, 2017, 6am PDT
A new study, published in the journal Climate Change, is naming the names of the very few companies that have caused most of the global change in climate.
New Republic
August 15, 2017, 11am PDT
A new study from researchers at the International Monetary Fund finds the cost of doing fossil fuel business.
The Guardian
April 28, 2017, 12pm PDT
NYU study finds 30% decrease in use of disposable bags since the city of Chicago implemented a seven-cent tax on them.
Next City
March 17, 2017, 12pm PDT
A New Zealand river revered by the Maori people is granted the status of a living being by the country's parliament.
BBC
February 24, 2017, 11am PST
Vietnam's capital is internationally known for pollution and traffic, the government is trying to take on both with a rapid transit bus system, but many remain skeptical.
The Guardian
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
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.
Mother Jones
Blog post
December 14, 2016, 2pm PST
Yes, sprawl is still bad for the environment.
Michael Lewyn
December 8, 2016, 7am PST
A new study shows how pollution and poverty can create a persistent cycle in poor neighborhoods.
City Observatory
November 27, 2016, 5am PST
London Mayor Sadiq Khan has aligned himself with opponents to the addition of a third runway at London's Heathrow Airport, citing noise and air pollution concerns
BBC
November 20, 2016, 11am PST
A lawsuit in the state of Washington between environmentalists and BNSF Railway over the environmental impacts of coal trains has been settled out of court.
Crosscut
June 29, 2016, 11am PDT
It's been less than a year since Volkswagen got caught installing software on cars to cheat emissions testing. Today the company settled out of court—paying the bulk of a $16 billion settlement to vehicle owners.
KPCC
June 16, 2016, 8am PDT
Seeking relief from noise, pollution, and incessant traffic, the city of Barcelona has a bold plan to repurpose street space. "Superblocks" will route cars around the perimeter, leaving interior streets open for walkers and bikes.
The Guardian
June 16, 2016, 7am PDT
The forced slow-and-go caused by speed humps may have the unintended consequences of increasing the release of the tiny particles that have proven harmful to health within a concentrated area.
The Telegraph U.K.
May 5, 2016, 12pm PDT
A Boston Globe columnist met the news that the city would reduce speed limits to 20 mph on some residential streets with scorn and snark.
The Boston Globe
May 3, 2016, 2pm PDT
By combining the resources of the public and private sectors, Prince George County was able to greatly reduce the costs required to retrofit an aging stormwater system.
Bay Journal
March 17, 2016, 9am PDT
Citing pedestrian and cyclist casualties, the Scottish capital will reduce speed limits on 80 percent of its streets to a mere 20 mph. Backers are pushing for additional complete streets improvements.
Next City