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urban emissions could be cut by 70 percent




wouter van heeswijk has developed a mathematical model that determines the optimal conditions for sustainable urban distribution. the model can reduce logistical pressure in cities and make goods transport more sustainable. in some cases, it may be possible to reduce emissions in cities by seventy p...



global carbon emissions continue to stabilize, us has 3% drop




enlargechalermchai karasopha/getty imagesshare this story2016 was the third year in a row that global carbon emissions remained stable, even as the overall economy grew. although 32.1 gigatonnes of emissions is certainly not good news for future climates, there is some cause for optimism within the ...



as the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in us states




credit: cc0 public domainacross the u.s., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among the wealthiest residents, according to a new study by two boston college researchers. on a global level, the connection between national wealth and carbon emissi...



money to burn: as the wealthy get wealthier, carbon emissions grow in us states




chestnut hill, mass. (4/6/2017) - across the u.s., state-level carbon emissions are higher in states where income is more highly concentrated among the wealthiest residents, according to a new study by two boston college researchers.on a global level, the connection between national wealth and carbo...



new york metro area lacks walkable urban places outside of urban core




walkable communities are centers of economic vitality and social inclusion, according to new report from the george washington university. despite some of the most iconic walkable urban space on the planet, the new york city metropolitan area has little walkable urban spaces outside of the urban cor...



boulder reduces greenhouse emissions 5.2 percent when compared to 2005




boulder reduced by 5.2 percent its community greenhouse gas emissions in 2015 when the emissions are compared to a baseline level taken in 2005, and city officials say the progress in reduction is magnified because it happened during economic and population growth in the city. a measurement taken in...



live nation, roots manager shawn gee launch live nation urban: exclusive




shawn gee, a founding member of management consortium maverick and lead manager for the roots and jill scott, is partnering with live nation in a new venture, live nation urban (lnu). its goal: to better cater to the genres' underserved audiences by developing original urban-focused events, festival...



americans are eating less beef, and the climate is benefiting from it




americans are eating less beef, and the results of that are positive: the average american diet’s carbon footprint has shrunk by 9-percent, reducing the amount of greenhouse gases released into the environment. such is the conclusion of a new analysis that found a significant decrease from 2005 to...



building a market for renewable thermal technologies




though a mature technology, renewable thermals occupy a small niche in connecticut--and in the u.s. at large. a new yale-led study analyzes the market potential of this technology across the state and provides key insights into spurring consumer demand.according to the analysis, led by the yale cent...



building a market for renewable thermal technologies




credit: yale universitythough a mature technology, renewable thermals occupy a small niche in connecticut—and in the u.s. at large. a new yale-led study analyzes the market potential of this technology across the state and provides key insights into spurring consumer demand. according to the analy...



carnegie mellon power sector index tracks 24 percent decline in carbon emissions




yesterday during carnegie mellon energy week, mitsubishi hitachi power systems (mhps) americas president & ceo paul browning unveiled the initial results of a new carnegie mellon university (cmu) index measuring carbon dioxide emissions from the u.s. electrical power generation sector. the carnegie ...



carmakers rev up emissions cuts as tough rules loom




every gram of co2 counts as carmakers race to cut emissions before tough new rules kick inglobal carmakers, stung by emissions scandals, are racing to hunt down every gram of harmful co2 spewed out on the roads as tougher pollution rules kick in. auto manufacturers gearing up for europe's biggest an...



reduced us air pollution will boost rainfall in africa's sahel, says study




land at the northern edge of africa's sahel could become more suitable for farming if sulfur emissions in the united states continue to rapidly decline, says a new study. here, farmers near segou, mali, plant maize at the start of the rainy season. credit: francesco fiondella/international research ...



coal's sharp decline leads to a drop in us energy production




the one bright spot was renewable energy. technologies like solar and wind power put out 7 percent more energy in 2016 than they did a year earlier. the increase isn't all that shocking, of course. the cost of renewable energy is dropping quickly enough that it's becoming increasingly practical, par...



cities need to 'green up' to reduce the impact of air pollution




the harmful impact of urban air pollution could be combated by strategically placing low hedges along roads in a built-up environment of cities instead of taller trees, a new study has found.the study, just published in the journal atmospheric environment, points out that low hedges reduce the impac...



urbanisation in the spotlight in the ifpri 2017 global food policy report




rapid urbanization, particularly in developing countries, is reshaping food security and nutrition in both rural and urban areas. over half the world’s population now lives in cities, and by 2050, 66 percent of the world’s population is projected to live in urban areas, with the increase concent...



use of biofuel could reduce aviation-related emissions




bill abbottshare this storyemissions from aviation often result in jet trails, a specific type of cloud formation. these clouds can influence climate through alteration of water vapor and heat retention due to how they reflect radiation. jet emissions also contain aerosol particles that can influen...



lib dem election manifesto promises a greener uk




the environmentscience and technology isn't the party's focus, but they do feature heavily in its manifesto. in particular, the liberal democrats want a greener and healthier society that isn't so dependent on fossil fuels. it's championing a 'green transport act' which would would ban the sale of d...



boulder hopes to reduce emissions with city energy conservation code




suzuki strings director amy gesmer-packman gives direction at practice under the led energy saving spot lights above her friday in boulder. mountain view united methodist is one of the first commercial buildings in boulder to have gone "net zero." (cliff grassmick / staff photographer)believing that...



assessment concludes urban forests in chicago region face a warmer, wetter futur




a new assessment of urban forest vulnerability in a 7-million-acre region surrounding chicago suggests that native tree species may decline and non-native species thrive as habitat suitability shifts. the report was led by the usda forest service and partners. credit: lindsay darling, the morton arb...



trump's epa proposal cuts funding for climate change, pollution programs




then reuters provided more detail, reporting from sources that the proposed 2018 budget represents a 25 percent cut in funding, while the oregonian points to the national association of clean air agencies, which has published even more specifics.as the trump administration seeks to fund increased sp...



tighter building controls needed to achieve government global warming targets




image: thousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they should, and the reason is rather unexpected, according to the authors of a new study... view more credit: university of baththousands of new homes, schools and offices may be using much more energy than they...



tenure-track assistant professor position in urban systems




department: school of civil & environmental engineering institution: nanyang technological university we invite applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the area of urban systems. • candidates must have a phd degree in either structural engineering, construction technology, geotechni...



at mealtime, honey bees prefer country blossoms to city blooms




columbus, ohio - hungry honey bees appear to favor flowers in agricultural areas over those in neighboring urban areas.the discovery has implications for urban beekeepers and challenges assumptions that farmland and honey bees are incompatible, said authors of a new study from the ohio state univers...



diesel emissions above legal limits contribute to premature deaths




researchers checked emissions from the tailpipes of diesel vehicles in eleven regions: australia, brazil, canada, china, the european union, india, japan, mexico, russia, south korea and the us. labs estimated that cars, trucks and other emitters belched 9.4 million tons of nitrogen oxides (nox), bu...