Air Quality

July 8, 2017, 7am PDT
It's not just the ears of dogs that suffer the consequences of the nation's loudest celebration—it's also our lungs. Louisville provides the proof.
Courier-Journal
April 25, 2017, 10am PDT
Using the movie titled "When Worlds Collide" as a metaphor, environmental attorney Richard Opper describes how environmental regulations can get in their own way to defeat density and infill development—and NIMBYs are not just residents.
UrbDeZine
April 23, 2017, 7am PDT
The California Air Resources Board has petitioned the U.S. EPA to adopt more stringent emissions standards for locomotives in order to improve air quality at rail yards, many of which are located adjacent to disadvantaged communities.
RailwayAge
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.
Evening Standard
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.
CityLab
March 10, 2016, 11am PST
New Republican majority of SCAQMD voted to adopt oil industry-backed emissions rules on refineries and other major pollution sources
Los Angeles Times
February 29, 2016, 1pm PST
Schools can do more to reduce the environmental threat posed by idling cars during drop-off or pick-up. School districts could also improve their buses with that aim in mind.
Streetsblog USA
December 29, 2015, 7am PST
Unusually mild and dry weather in much of Italy has worsened air quality so much that city governments are acting to reduce emissions from one of the chief sources of air pollution by enacting odd-even license restrictions on driving.
The New York Times - Europe
November 12, 2015, 5am PST
With a growing reputation for heavy local pollution, the city of Madrid will impose reduced speed limits and driving restrictions in its central core. On bad days, transit will be free to ride.
CityLab
July 25, 2015, 9am PDT
San Antonio's soon-to-be-adopted air quality plan will focus on transportation to reduce the city's air pollution.
San Antonio Express-News
March 23, 2015, 5am PDT
Paris today made its first use of a drastic plan to improve air quality in the city: ban half of the cars on the road. The ban could continue tomorrow if the current air pollution alert does not improve.
The Independent
January 7, 2015, 8am PST
The Trust for Public Land’s Center for City Park Excellence released a report placing the value of San Francisco's park system at $959 million.
City Parks Blog
June 15, 2014, 7am PDT
Ben Schiller reports on two new air quality sensors that show you pollution comparisons of the air you are breathing right now.
FastCompany Exist
May 17, 2014, 1pm PDT
In the state of Big Oil, all types of electric cars, propane, and natural gas fueled vehicles qualify for a $2,500 cash incentive, thanks to a bill passed last year that broadens the current alternative-fueled truck program to light duty vehicles.
Fuel Fix
April 17, 2014, 2pm PDT
The American Lung Association is making an “urban planning push” in three San Joaquin Valley counties, according to a recent article in Associations Now. The idea behind the efforts to reduce public health risks: promote walkable communities.
Associations Now
Blog post
March 18, 2014, 8am PDT
Cars, smartphones, and Paris’ air quality crisis.
Scott Le Vine
January 8, 2014, 1pm PST
Not everyone likes the idea of slowing down, but sometimes advocacy for increased speed limits can come from surprising sources, like the editorial director of a UK journal for architects.
The Architects' Journal
September 28, 2013, 1pm PDT
A Bloomberg administration effort to get New York's most polluting buildings to convert to cleaner heating fuels has provided remarkable results, a new study reports.
The New York Times
December 17, 2012, 9am PST
In what could be viewed as a classic environmentalist vs. business showdown, the EPA tightened by 20% the annual standard for soot over the objection of industry and some in Congress who fear it will dampen economic growth.
The Hill's Energy & Environment Blog
October 14, 2012, 7am PDT
During the first week of Oct, gas prices were falling through much of the country while spiking an unprecedented 50 cents in CA due to some unique circumstances - bad air requiring a unique fuel blend and a 'perfect storm' of refinery mishaps.
San Jose Mercury News