Irish trade with the EU contributes an additional 34 tonnes of toxic nitrogen oxides to air in the UK each year.
Sept. 17, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: brexit ireland air-pollution uk roads motorways freight eu-trade no-deal-brexit
Fish need to cross roads too. But the tunnels built to channel rivers under roads and railways can block their migrations.
Aug. 6, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: biodiversity fish construction dams rivers freshwater-biology roads eels
City streets were built to accommodate cars, but the COVID-19 pandemic has scrambled our transport needs. Many cities are moving to make streets more people-friendly and less car-centric.
July 21, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: cars urban-planning transportation roads traffic sustainable-cities postpandemic-future traffic-jam city-planning bicycles hoverboards
New research reveals how roads channel microplastics from car tires and brake pads to remote ocean habitats.
July 14, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: cars microplastics plastic-pollution roads ocean-plastic
My research into Britain's birds found 77% of species varied in abundance around roads.
Tags: birds wildlife-conservation roads
Road and rail construction is booming in sub-Saharan Africa, but the pandemic has brought a welcome pause for reflection.
June 15, 2020 • ~7 min
Tags: kenya wildlife roads tanzania zambia sub-saharan-africa railways motorways
A new kind of concrete could let roads and bridges "heal" after cracking. That could cut down the costs and frequency of road repairs.
Tags: artificial-intelligence materials-science infrastructure cars sensors roads science-and-technology
Road networks are emptying during lockdown. What does it mean for wildlife now and in the future?
May 12, 2020 • ~6 min
Tags: covid-19 coronavirus pandemic uk-wildlife lockdown hedgehogs roads traffic
Plans to build nearly 15,000 miles of road through tiger habitats in Asia by mid-century will up the risk for the big cat's extinction, researchers warn.
Tags: conservation infrastructure tigers roads earth-and-environment
A new study forecasts that thousands of miles of new road construction will cut through tiger habitat across Asia by 2050. Planning can make these projects more tiger-friendly.
April 29, 2020 • ~8 min
Tags: china india infrastructure wildlife wildlife-conservation endangered-species tigers planning asia poaching habitat roads wildlife-corridors habitat-fragmentation belt-and-road-initiative
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