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December 2019

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…