Climate Change: Government may review road-building policy

It follows a legal challenge from campaigners, who argue the policy does not fit with climate targets.

bbcnews
Feb. 12, 2021 ~4 min

To make the US auto fleet greener, increasing fuel efficiency matters more than selling electric vehicles

Electric cars get a lot of hype, but EV sales today are actually increasing transportation's carbon footprint. Here's how federal clean-car standards produce this counterintuitive result.

John DeCicco, Research Professor Emeritus, University of Michigan • conversation
Jan. 28, 2021 ~9 min

Britain's electricity use is at its lowest for decades – but will never be this low again

Per capita electricity use was higher in the 1970s than today.

Noah Godfrey, Energy Data Analyst - PhD in Modelling Flexibility in Future UK Energy Systems, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 22, 2021 ~7 min

First lockdown's effect on air pollution was overstated, our study reveals

Exaggerating how much lockdown improved air quality could allow us to underestimate the scale of the air pollution problem.

William Bloss, Professor of Atmospheric Science, University of Birmingham • conversation
Jan. 13, 2021 ~7 min

UK plans to slash carbon emissions 68% by 2030 – how banking, building and borrowing can help

Slashing carbon emissions by 68% by 2030 will depend on using the UK's infrastructure strategy effectively.

Anupam Nanda, Professor of Urban Economics & Real Estate, University of Manchester • conversation
Dec. 4, 2020 ~7 min

Covid: Car use down as second lockdown takes effect

But the roads are much busier than during the first lockdown, new government figures show.

bbcnews
Nov. 12, 2020 ~3 min

Smart concrete could pave the way for high-tech, cost-effective roads

What if roads and bridges could signal structural problems that need repair?

Vishal Saravade, Post-doctoral Scientist, Purdue University • conversation
Nov. 12, 2020 ~8 min

Virgin Hyperloop pod transport tests first passenger journey

The "sci-fi" travel concept involves travelling in pods inside vacuum tubes at very high speeds.

bbcnews
Nov. 9, 2020 ~3 min

Encouraging walking and cycling isn't hard – here are three tried and tested methods

Active travel has become attractive to a degree not seen for decades. Policy needs to follow.

Adrian Davis, Professor of Transport and Health, Edinburgh Napier University • conversation
Nov. 3, 2020 ~8 min

An interdisciplinary approach to sustainable PPE

United under the Sustainability Incubator Fund, researchers strategize sustainable sourcing solution for crises at the local and global level.

Nicole Morell | MIT Office of Sustainability • mit
Oct. 29, 2020 ~8 min

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