Urban

05/02/20
Author: 
Planka
Montpellier Transit

 February 4, 2020 

Five Concrete Steps Toward a Climate-Smart and Fair Transport Sector in Stockholm

The climate threat is the most fatal problem humanity has ever faced.

In 2009, the current Kyoto protocol will be replaced with a new international climate agreement, a process in which the EU must be one of the main drivers. As holder of the EU presidency, Sweden will play a key role when world leaders gather to sign the new agreement. Does the Swedish government deserve such a pivotal role? – We don’t think so.

 

06/01/20
Author: 
Saron Gebresellassi, Matt Fodor, Laura Kruse, Alison MacIntosh, Bailey Cameron & Chris Gusen
Toronto transit

December 26, 2019

Free public transit is a growing movement around the world. According to the book Free Public Transit: And Why We Don’t Pay To Ride Elevators, there are 200 cities around the world with some form of fare-free transit, and 97 that are completely fare-free.

02/01/20
Author: 
Laura Bliss
Come on and take a free ride. Orlin Wagner/AP

The Missouri city is the first major one in the U.S. to offer no-cost public transportation. Will a boost in subsidized mobility pay off with economic benefits?

31/12/19
Author: 
Taylor C. Noakes
Photo: Amit Patel https://www.flickr.com/photos/amitp/4306991786/in/photolist-7yAsB5-dh6udd-s1rFYQ-5wCWgF-rmfTpP-RuEot-2haooUv-21G3kQL-2dC4nV2-RqNP4L-3bwJ1Y-7Y7VPp-ZqFvvr-2DSJK-XgAtEU-24XwpTq-4DkYmy-2aYf8WA-9N5mZ-vkpx-uSGM-dBAaxg-8DPsd-LDpihj-Wxn3a6-CMjfXd-CYnMZ-26vaHtq-Du

Investments have to be decoupled from the profit motive and tied to specific goals to transform our transportation systems

Dec. 23, 2019

At a hastily convened press conference held outside Montreal’s Beaubien Métro station about a week before the federal election, Liberal candidates Mélanie Joly, Steven Guilbeault, Rachel Bendayan and Geneviève Hinse announced the funding of the Pink Line, a proposed major expansion of Montreal’s primary mass-transit system.

10/12/19
Author: 
Neal E Robbins
St Mark’s square in Venice on 13 November 2019. Photograph: Marco Bertorello/AFP via Getty Images

Sea level rise, erosion and cruise ships are worsening Venice’s flood problem. But corruption nearly scuppered the solution.

Dec. 10, 2019

07/12/19
Author: 
Ben Doherty and Helen Davidson
Fire going through a fence during a bushfire in Werombi, 50km south-west of Sydney. As of Saturday night, more than 100 fires were burning in NSW and more than 40 in Queensland. Photograph: Mick Tsikas/AAP

Bureau forecasts heatwave while fire authorities say dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks
• How big are the fires burning on the east coast of Australia?
• ‘Get the hell out of Dodge’: the fight to save homes from the NSW central coast inferno

Dec. 7, 2019

Dozens of fires will burn across Australia for weeks, fire authorities say, including a “mega-fire”, already the size of greater Sydney, that is too big to put out.

21/11/19
Author: 
Charlie Smith
In October, climate protesters filled the streets of Vancouver demanding more action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. JANET MCDONALD

November 19th, 2019

The City of Vancouver is rarely described as a climate laggard.

But a report shows it is falling far short of its Greenest City Action Plan goal for reducing emissions of carbon dioxide equivalents.

The latest update indicates there has only been a 12 percent drop in greenhouse-gas emissions from 2007 to 2018.

12/11/19
Author: 
William E. Rees
A smile in the face of reality. UBC ecological economist William E. Rees, co-creator of the ecological footprint concept, has some bad news for techno-optimists. Photo on Salt Spring Island provided by W. Rees.

Nov. 11, 2019

To see our fate clearly, we must face these hard facts about energy, growth and governance. Part one of two.

No one wants to be the downer at the party, and some would say that I am an unreformed pessimist. But consider this — pessimism and optimism are mere states of mind that may or may not be anchored in reality. I would prefer to be labeled a realist, someone who sees things as they are, who has a healthy respect for good data and solid analysis (or at least credible theory).

10/11/19
Author: 
John Nichols

Nov. 10, 2019

Her win is a sweet victory for foes of big corporate money in politics—but it really was a struggle.

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