The Covid-19 era sheds light on transportation’s climate change impact

The pandemic’s impact on transportation has also sparked a conversation on the future of mobility and its environmental impact.
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Study finds regional pact to reduce transportation pollution could yield major health benefits

The most aggressive version of TCI could avoid about 1100 deaths, nearly 5000 asthma cases, and save $11.1 billion in heath costs.


Hydrogen-powered heavy trucking is becoming more popular with automakers

Hydrogen-powered heavy trucking is becoming more and more of a thing, even as it's unclear whether fuel cells or battery electrics will ultimately win the long race to decarbonize road freight.


Future tires may create way less pollution with this innovative contraption

As the automotive industry truly starts to turn its attention to limiting and eliminating tailpipe emissions that cause pollution, new studies bring forth a new challenge: tire particle polllution.


The case for a national climate bank

A national climate bank could spur private investment in clean energy and create millions of jobs—paving the way for a low-carbon future post-COVID-19.

Remote work could reshape company sustainability goals

With fewer employees coming into the office after the COVID-19 pandemic, companies may have to rethink their environmental footprint.

Leaded soil endangers residents in New York neighborhoods

New research documents dangerously high levels of lead in the soils of New York City parks and growing communities.

How much Pittsburgh’s largest buildings contribute to climate change is public

Pittsburgh has released a list of which buildings emit the most greenhouse gases. It hopes this will make them invest in energy efficiency.

Schemes boosting cycling and walking accelerate across the UK

One of the first "low-traffic neighbourhoods" to be created in the UK was in Hackney, east London, in the early 1970s, when residential roads were closed to through traffic but remained open to local residents, pedestrians and cyclists.


Newsom orders ban of new gas-powered cars by 2035

In a dramatic move to tackle climate change, Gov. Gavin Newsom announced today that the state would ban new models of traditional cars beginning in 15 years.

How London could achieve net zero carbon by 2050

A city historically known for its lethal 20th-Century smogs has committed to reaching net zero carbon emissions by 2050 – how will London get there?

Effects of climate change on transportation are not always obvious, immediate

Wildfire recently closed I-70 through Colorado for two weeks. It burned steep slopes above the highway, so future closures are likely due to rockfall and mudslides from climate change driven storms.

Walmart sets 2040 goal of zero emissions—with no offsets

Corporate climate commitments often involve paying into environmental projects to make up for an inability to truly achieve a clean footprint. The retail giant just set the bar higher.

Study: Full transition to electric cars would improve U.S. air, health

America's air would become remarkably cleaner if the country accelerated its transition to electric cars that don't rely on fossil fuels, the American Lung Association said in a new report.


The world missed a critical deadline to safeguard biodiversity, UN report says

A decade ago, United Nations members crafted an agreement to curb the loss of biodiversity. We’ve failed miserably, but all hope is not lost.
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Roadmap points Europe toward safer, sustainable chemicals

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Exempt from inspection: States ignore lead-contaminated meat in food banks

Hunter-donated meat provides crucial protein to US food banks. But an EHN investigation found a lack of oversight that could result in potentially hundreds of thousands of lead-contaminated meals this year.

How Europe’s wood pellet appetite worsens environmental racism in the US South

An expanding wood pellet market in the Southeast has fallen short of climate and job goals—instead bringing air pollution, noise and reduced biodiversity in majority Black communities.

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