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Archive: Urbanization

28 Apr 2016

Can Uber-Style Buses Help Relieve India's Air Pollution?

by JASON OVERDORF
India’s megacities have some the deadliest air and worst traffic congestion in the world. But Indian startups are now launching initiatives that link smart-phone apps and private shuttle buses and could help keep cars and other motorized vehicles off the roads. READ MORE

04 Apr 2016

With New Tools, A Focus On Urban Methane Leaks

by JUDITH LEWIS MERNIT
Until recently, little was known about the extent of methane leaking from urban gas distribution pipes and its impact on global warming. But recent advances in detecting this potent greenhouse gas are pushing U.S. states to begin addressing this long-neglected problem. READ MORE

02 Mar 2016

Rethinking Urban Landscapes To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels

by WINIFRED BIRD
Landscape architect Kristina Hill focuses on helping cities adapt to climate change, particularly sea level rise. In an interview with Yale Environment 360, she discusses the challenges, solutions, and costs of saving cities from encroaching oceans. READ MORE

25 Feb 2016

In Istanbul’s Ancient Gardens, A Battle for Future Harvests

by JENNIFER HATTAM
Development pressures are threatening Istanbul's centuries-old gardens, which have produced food for the city's markets since Byzantine times. A coalition of gardeners and environmentalists is fighting to preserve them. READ MORE

18 Feb 2016

Moving Beyond the Autobahn: Germany’s New Bike Highways

by CHRISTIAN SCHWäGERL
With the recent opening of a “bike highway,” Germany is taking the lead in Europe by starting to build a network of wide, dedicated bicycle thoroughfares designed to lure increasing numbers of commuters out of their cars and onto two wheels. READ MORE

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e360 digest

21 Apr 2016: A Town Made Almost Entirely Out Of Plastic Bottles is Being Built in Panama

20 Apr 2016: Entries Invited for Third Annual Yale Environment 360 Video Contest

15 Apr 2016: As Smog Continues to Worsen, New Delhi Bans a Million Cars From the Road

30 Mar 2016: Air Pollution Linked To Thousands of U.S. Premature Births

02 Mar 2016: Rethinking Urban Landscapes
To Adapt to Rising Sea Levels

02 Nov 2015: Urban Fruit Less Polluted and Often More Nutritious Than Retail Versions

19 Oct 2015: Oslo, Norway, to Ban Cars in Its City Center By 2019

09 Oct 2015: ‘Land Grabbing’ Is Accelerating As Pressure on Agriculture Resources Grows

08 Oct 2015: Interview: Rallying Hip Hop For A More Inclusive Climate Fight

29 Sep 2015: Electric Buses Could Lead to Significant Savings Even for Smaller Cities


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