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Bill Pugsleywarming temperatures and changing rainfall will drive agriculture and temperate climates northward, while sea level rise will consume coastlines and dangerous levels of humidity will swamp the Mississippi River valley.
The coronavirus outbreak gives city authorities an opportunity to implement congestion pricing to curb traffic and pollution, urban experts said, even as the pandemic has forced Singapore to put its new satellite-based system on hold. Congestion…
Bill Pugsley“The case is strong now in the light of COVID-19. Cities are repurposing their streets, and people don‘t feel safe in public transit, so if governments do nothing to manage traffic, it would be a disaster,”
Over the last decade, global SUV ownership has doubled. In that time, the vehicles contributed more to the increase in global CO2 emissions than airlines, trucks, or heavy industry, according to an analysis by the International Energy Agency. Even…
Bill PugsleyEven if we add nearly 150 million electric cars to the road by 2040, if SUV ownership grows at its current rate, they’ll offset that entire emissions reduction
The Globe and Mail
– Sep 14, 4:56 PM
Energy giant BP is predicting fossil fuel consumption will shrink for the first time in modern history, with peak oil demand now likely in the world's rear-view mirror. The forecast in the company's 2020 Energy Outlook, released Monday, says that…
Bill PugsleyIn the case of oil, BP expects global demand to fall over the next 30 years, driven in part by an increase in electric – and more efficient – vehicles.
Cities need to keep their youngest residents safe, healthy, and learning in their own neighborhood thanks to a pandemic that is putting roughly 80 percent of U.S. students on remote learning platforms, and a national group is offering a toolbox.
Bill Pugsleya city’s transportation network isn’t truly safe until it’s designed with its most vulnerable populations in mind — and as the families of the 675 children who were killed and 116,000 who were injured in U.S. traffic crashes last year know all too well
The Boston Globe
– Sep 14, 11:36 AM
By Adam Vaccaro Globe Staff,Updated September 15, 2020, 26 minutes ago A wide lane all to his own for this bicyclist on Boylston Street by the Boston Public Garden. David L. Ryan/Globe Staff The separated bike lanes circling Boston Common and the…