Air Pollution

February 6, 2017, 1pm PST
Beijing promises "extraordinary" measures to reduce pollution in the infamously smoggy city.
Scientific American
January 24, 2017, 12pm PST
We all know that pollution, like tobacco, kills! We also know that diesel fuel is extremely dirty. Unfortunately, until a few years ago, the automobile industry had deceived us into believing that diesel was as clean or cleaner than gasoline.
Cities of the Future
January 18, 2017, 1pm PST
Those who live in Bloomington, east of L.A., face factories on all sides and a high incidence of asthma. Some feel polluters should be made to 'clean up their messes' with punishments rather than government funds.
Next City
January 12, 2017, 6am PST
Paris Mayor Anne Hildalgo announced a new plan to further restrict cars and trucks from the city center.
The Independent
January 6, 2017, 5am PST
The capital of Catalunya is suffering from persistent high pollution due to car density and the largest number of motorcycles in Europe. City administrators, aware of the situation, have been unwilling to take any action that would upset drivers.
Cities of the Future
December 27, 2016, 12pm PST
It's not Southern California, with its ports and congested freeways, California's Central Valley, with its bowl-like topography, Houston, with its oil refineries, or the midwest, with its coal power plants. Hint: think Santa Claus.
The New York Times
December 9, 2016, 6am PST
A weather inversion has caused the highest air pollution in the French capital in ten years. To coax commuters from their cars, free transit and odd-even license plate driving restrictions were enacted by Mayor Anne Hidalgo on Tuesday
NPR
December 7, 2016, 11am PST
Mexico City, Paris, Madrid, and Athens will ban diesel cars and vans by 2025.
The Guardian
November 18, 2016, 7am PST
As mayor of Tirana, Albania, Erion Veliaj has introduced alternatives modes of transport to the city’s traffic-clogged streets and made the public a full partner in the process.
Cities of the Future
November 17, 2016, 12pm PST
A new report from the Nature Conservancy provides evidence of trees as a crucial component of public-health infrastructure.
Vox
November 8, 2016, 12pm PST
We talked to Barcelona's mobility guru, Mercedes Vidal, about how the high pollution levels that are pushing the city to rethink heavy traffic flows, provide faster more efficient public transport and hike up parking fees.
Cities of the Future
October 13, 2016, 5am PDT
London Mayor, Sidiq Kahn, authorizes two new bridges and a tunnel in eastern part of the city.
City Lab
October 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A controversial biomass amendment added to the Senate's energy bill would make the burning of wood for energy purposes a renewable source of energy. While the proposal has broad, bipartisan Congressional support, many groups oppose it.
The New York Times
September 27, 2016, 11am PDT
Two weeks ago, after nearly two decades of waiting, Barcelona urban designer Salvador Rueda finally saw the first "Superilla" (Superblock) installed in the city. The superblock faced fierce opposition from unhappy residents and local businesses.
Cities of the Future
August 27, 2016, 11am PDT
With a 32 percent increase in natural gas drilling in the Marcellus Shale in Pennsylvania, it is no surprise that emissions are increasing as well, particularly sulfur dioxide. However, the increase was dwarfed by decreases from the power sector.
The Allegheny Front
July 20, 2016, 8am PDT
Forty so-called Tier 4 locomotives, a U.S. Environmental Protection Agency designation requiring a dramatic reduction in particulate and nitrogen oxide emissions, will be joining Metrolink's fleet covering 512 track miles in six counties.
Los Angeles Times
June 29, 2016, 10am PDT
The study by the Paris-based International Energy Agency finds a direct connection to the energy industry. Credit goes to IEA executive director Fatih Birol for expanding the organization's mission beyond its traditional purpose, energy security.
The New York Times - Energy & Environment
June 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The carefree days of driving any-old-junker-they-please are over for Parisians, and they'll be even further obsolete when the calendar changes from June to July.
CityLab
May 30, 2016, 1pm PDT
How can the New Urban Agenda respect the elderly—and make cities better for all of us in the process?
Next City
May 18, 2016, 5am PDT
While the methane reduction targets are the same as the draft rule released last August (i.e., 40-45 percent reduction of 2012 levels by 2025), the new rule removes exceptions, resulting in a 30 percent improvement in reductions of methane.
The Hill