May 14th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute
The prevalence of bicycles in a community is an indicator of our ability to provide affordable transportation, lower traffic congestion, reduce air pollution, increase mobility, and provide exercise to the world’s growing population.
April 23rd, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute
More than 20 million Americans live in communities with plastic bag bans or fees, including Los Angeles, the latest to institute such a ban on large retailers
February 3rd, 2014 | by Important Media Cross-Post
The website that brought renters, homebuyers, and realtors a powerful index of walkability has done it again, this time for public transit (source: walkscore.com). At the end of January, Matt Lerner, CTO of Walk Score, announced a new ranking of the&hellip
January 8th, 2014 | by Earth Policy Institute
By Lester R. Brown When German chemist Justus von Liebig demonstrated in 1847 that the major nutrients that plants removed
August 28th, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute
The opening of the San Francisco Bay Area bike share on August 29, 2013, brings the combined fleet of shared bikes in the United States above 18,000, more than a doubling since the start of the year. The United States is now home to 34 modern bike-sharing programs that allow riders to easily make short trips on two wheels without having to own a bicycle
April 3rd, 2013 | by Earth Policy Institute
Even amid policy uncertainty in major wind power markets, wind developers still managed to set a new record for installations in 2012, with 44,000 megawatts of new wind capacity worldwide. With total capacity exceeding 280,000 megawatts, wind farms generate carbon-free electricity in more than 80 countries, 24 of which have at least 1,000 megawatts. At the European level of consumption, the world’s operating wind turbines could satisfy the residential electricity needs of 450 million people
February 6th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Are our work schedules driving global warming? An economist finds that reducing work hours in the developing world could also lower greenhouse gas emissions... and maybe even improve American quality of life
January 28th, 2013 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Does your location play into your likelihood of developing cancer? This infographic shows where cancer tends to "cluster" in the United States
June 27th, 2012 | by Ann Smarty
If getting together with other crafty folks in order to share thoughts, ideas, tools and materials sounds like your cup of tea, here are six of the best DIY and upcycling meetups around the world
January 24th, 2012 | by Steve Savage
One of the most toxic and carcinogenic threats in the human food supply is a natural chemical called "aflatoxin"; the chance that it will contaminate a crop is enhanced by drought and/or insect damage - both conditions expected to be more common with the onset of climate change.
December 14th, 2011 | by Jeff McIntire-Strasburg
Are we Americans driving ourselves to obesity... literally? Yep, we love our cars here... but our reliance on them for nearly all of our transportation could be killing us... and costing us a ton of money.