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U.S. air pollution emissions dropped dramatically from 2008 to 2014, driven in part by the closure of coal-fired power plants. Now researchers have documented that health damages from air pollution dropped just as dramatically during that time.
“Not…

The analysts at Principles for Responsible Investment believe policies that mitigate climate change are inevitable, no matter how unlikely they seem right now.
Those inevitable policies have not been priced into markets, they contend, and the longer…

How Bike Lanes Are Transforming Paris

It remains to be seen whether Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo will achieve all 870 miles of bike lanes by next year promised in her Plan Velo, but Parisians are already pedaling in droves on those that have opened.
“In one year, bike use in the French…

How Even Libertarians Can Tackle The Climate Crisis

When the Environmental Law Institute compiled its more than 1,000-page compendium of pathways to decarbonize the United States, its editors asked the 58 chapter authors to recommend changes in law.
The result is more than 1,500 adjustments to law…

Uber’s data scientists are hustling to create simulated air mobility systems for specific cities ahead of the 2023 launch of Uber Air.
The company has said it will roll out the service in Dallas, Los Angeles, and Melbourne that year, but a slide…

The One Electric Vehicle Indicator That Only Goes Up

Predictions have varied erratically for the rate of electric-vehicle adoption and the date they’ll displace the internal combustion engine. But one indicator has remained consistent.
No matter who is predicting, according to a researcher from the…