How city roads trap migrating fish

A recent US study found tyre chemicals were polluting rivers and poisoning migratory salmon.

Stephanie Januchowski-Hartley, Sêr Cymru Research Fellow in Environmental Sciences, Swansea University • conversation
Jan. 8, 2021 ~5 min

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How to use COVID-19 testing and quarantining to safely travel for the holidays

Over the approachin holidays, people around the world will want to travel to see friends and family. Getting tested for the coronavirus can make this safer, but testing alone is not a perfect answer.

Claudia Finkelstein, Associate Professor of Family Medicine, Michigan State University • conversation
Oct. 23, 2020 ~8 min

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Drive-throughs are busier than ever during the pandemic – but they're hotspots for air pollution

Staff and customers with underlying health conditions are likely to be most at risk at drive-through windows.

Anitha Chinnaswamy, Assistant Professor of Environment and Computing, Coventry University • conversation
Oct. 16, 2020 ~5 min

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A transition to working from home won't slash emissions unless we make car-free lifestyles viable

One in five now work exclusively from home in the UK. But remote workers still drive about as often as commuters – though for different reasons.

Lee Chapman, Professor of Climate Resilience, University of Birmingham • conversation
Oct. 6, 2020 ~6 min

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Are plug-in hybrid cars worse for environment than factory tests suggest? It depends how you drive them

Drivers with long commutes who rarely charge their plug-in hybrid car are likely to emit much more CO₂ than official test figures suggest.

Ashley Fly, Lecturer in Vehicle Electrification, Loughborough University • conversation
Sept. 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Why a UK 'cycling and walking revolution' won't reduce car travel

New bike lanes are a good idea for health and air quality, but the convenience of car travel for most journeys will remain.

David Metz, Honorary Professor of Transport Studies, UCL • conversation
Aug. 24, 2020 ~6 min

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Electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up – economist

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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Economist: electric cars won't save us if the numbers don't add up

It seems likely we are going to need radical reductions in future ownership of private vehicles as we transition to cleaner transport.

Jamie Morgan, Professor of Economics, Leeds Beckett University • conversation
Aug. 7, 2020 ~8 min

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With fewer cars on US streets, now is the time to reinvent roadways and how we use them

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.

Kevin J. Krizek, Professor of Environmental Design, University of Colorado Boulder • conversation
July 21, 2020 ~6 min

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Social distancing is making public transport worse for the environment than cars – here's how to fix it

Without plastic shielding between seats or more efficient engines, the environmental benefits of public transport are lost.

Timothy Ostler, PhD Candidate in Applied Mathematics, Cardiff University • conversation
July 16, 2020 ~7 min

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