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Archive: Urbanization

20 Jun 2016

Out of the Wild: For India’s Captive Leopards, A Life Sentence Behind Bars

by RICHARD CONNIFF
As sightings of leopards in populated areas increase, Indian authorities are trapping the animals and keeping them in captivity — often in small cages without adequate food or veterinary care. The real solution, wildlife advocates say, is to educate the public on how to coexist with the big cats. READ MORE

31 May 2016

Hard-Pressed Rust Belt Cities Go Green to Aid Urban Revival

by WINIFRED BIRD
Gary, Indiana is joining Detroit and other fading U.S. industrial centers in an effort to turn abandoned neighborhoods and factory sites into gardens, parks, and forests. In addition to the environmental benefits, these greening initiatives may help catalyze an economic recovery. READ MORE

11 May 2016

Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

by DIANE TOOMEY
Donnel Baird has launched a startup that aims to revolutionize how small businesses and nonprofits secure funding for energy efficiency and clean energy projects in low-income neighborhoods. In a Yale Environment 360 interview, he talks about how he plans to bring his vision to dozens of U.S. cities. READ MORE

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

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24 Jun 2016: Cities on Six Continents Join Forces to Combat Climate Change

17 Jun 2016: California’s Roadside Trees Provide $1 Billion in Municipal Services

25 May 2016: Could This Straddling Bus Help Solve China’s Air Pollution Problem?

11 May 2016: Bringing Energy Upgrades To the Nation’s Inner Cities

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


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