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Archive: Urbanization

04 Feb 2016

Energy Landscapes: An Aerial View Of Europe’s Carbon Footprint

Europe and the United States have very similar standards of living, but significantly different carbon footprints. Aerial photographer Alex MacLean documents this phenomenon in images that show how Northern Europe uses smart design and planning to reduce the amount of carbon it emits. READ MORE

27 Oct 2015

African Lights: Solar Microgrids Bring Power to Kenyan Villages

by FRED PEARCE
Small-scale microgrids are increasingly seen as the most promising way to bring electricity to the 1.3 billion people worldwide who currently lack it. In Kenya, an innovative solar company is using microgrids to deliver power to villages deep in the African bush. READ MORE

08 Oct 2015

Rallying Hip Hop Culture For A More Inclusive Climate Fight

by TIMOTHY BROWN
In an interview with Yale Environment 360, the Rev. Lennox Yearwood — a social and environmental activist and the head of the Hip Hop Caucus — explains why it’s vital that the climate and environmental movements become far more diverse. READ MORE

21 Sep 2015

Beyond Sprawl: A New Vision of The Solar Suburbs of the Future

by MARC GUNTHER
The concept of the "solar suburb" includes a solar panel on every roof, an electric vehicle in every garage, ultra-efficient home batteries to store excess energy, and the easy transfer of electricity among house, car, and grid. But will the technological pieces fall in place to make this dream a reality? READ MORE

31 Aug 2015

Natura 2000: EU Reserves Are Facing Development Pressures

by CHRISTIAN SCHWAGERL
An astonishing 18 percent of the European Union’s land area is protected under a network of preserves known as Natura 2000. Now, at the urging of business interests and farmers, the EU is examining whether regulations on development in these areas should be loosened. READ MORE

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e360 digest

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

04 Sep 2015: Maya Permanently Altered Land To Respond to Climate Change, Study Says

27 Aug 2015: NASA Study Quantifies Plants' Role in Mitigating Urban Heat Island Effect

20 Aug 2015: Solar Decathlon: The Search for The Best Carbon-Neutral House

29 Jul 2015: Global Population Projected to Reach 11 Billion by 2100, U.N. Estimates

13 May 2015: Car Travel Is Six Times More Expensive Than Bicycling, Study Finds


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