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World Bank: Climate Change Policies Will Boost Global Economy

“Climate change poses a severe risk to global economic stability, but it doesn’t have to be like this,” said World Bank Group President…
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Oakland City Council Moves on Coal Transport Ban

Cities do not have the power to prohibit fossil fuel shipments because only the federal government can regulate railroads, so it’s an easy…
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3p Interview: Can RideScout Be the ‘Kayak’ of Ground Transportation?

Over 78 percent of cars on the road are single-occupancy vehicles, according to RideScout, a mobile app that aims to change that statistic…
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Boston Doctors Fight Obesity with Prescribe-a-Bike Program

In a new move to help reduce obesity in low-income neighborhoods, doctors in Boston are writing bike share prescriptions as an alternative to…
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EPA Port Grants Help Spur Clean Diesel, Sustainable Technologies

The inaugural “Advancing Sustainable Ports” summit last week in Baltimore recognized ports that are trying to be good environmental stewards and also doled…
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Apple’s New Headquarters Missing a Major Green Point

Leadership for the tech giant maintains that the new campus will offer "a serene environment reflecting Apple's values of innovation, ease of use…
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Telecommuting and CSR: A New Law to Pass in the San Francisco Bay Area

Offering commuter benefits, including telecommuting, will be legally required of San Francisco Bay Area employers with over 50 people.
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Interview: Steve Severance Makes the Business Case for Masdar City

In an exclusive interview, we chat with Steve Severance, manager of program management and investments for Masdar City, about how Masdar is walking…
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Fifteen Cutting Edge Strategies for Sustainable Urban Development

No two cities are alike, and likewise no two “sustainability master plans” should be the same. Nevertheless, there are a number of proven…
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Ford CEO Alan Mulally Talks Straight with Bloggers at Detroit Auto Show

CEO Alan Mulally said Ford will continue to improve fuel economy across their range, asserting that the internal combustion engine won't be going…
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The U.S. Bike Lane Boom

Cities are looking ahead and seeing the benefits of investing in bike infrastructure.
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GHG Impacts in China Now Considered in PNW Coal Export Review

In a major victory for opponents of the export proposals, the scope of the environmental review will be broad, and not limited to…
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PNW Ports Set Ambitious Clean Air Goals

The Pacific Northwest ports of Seattle, Tacoma and Vancouver, BC want to reduce diesel particulate matter emissions by 75 percent per ton of…
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Supreme Court Slaps L.A. Clean Truck Program

The Supreme Court has ruled in favor—at least in part—of a trucking industry group’s challenge to the Port of Los Angeles Clean Truck…

San Francisco: Issue an Impact-Rated Muni Bond in Energy Efficiency

In light of San Francisco's Board of Supervisors resolution to divest from fossil fuels, students of Presidio Graduate School call for its issuance…