Transportation

A small white boat rests buoyed on clear, blue-green waters under a cloudy blue sky with a gentle mountain in the distance.

The shores of Pointe d'Esny, Mauritus, as seen from Île aux Aigrettes, one of the most prominent reserves in the Indian Ocean, on July 21, 2022. Almost two years prior, this water was blackened by an oil spill from the MV Wakashio. (Zoey England/University of Connecticut)

University of Connecticut
This July marks two years since the MV Wakashio oil spill. Though environmental NGOs have left the island and news coverage of the disaster has ceased, youth around Mauritius are still reeling from the effects of the tragedy.

(Photo by Hannah Richter/ University of Chicago)

University of Chicago
Composting is a growing practice that diverts food waste from greenhouse gas-producing landfills; Chicago colleges provide a case study into how this practice can be implemented more broadly today.
Two men in suits talk to one another in front a blue wall with green and white United nation Climate Change graphics.

"Prime Minister Boris Johnson and António Guterres, Secretary-General of the United Nations at COP26 World Leaders Summit" (Karwai Tang/UK Government via Flickr)

Planet Forward Correspondent | Northwestern University
In conversation with PF Correspondent Helen Bradshaw, Washington Post climate reporter Tik Root analyzed what happened in the conference, or maybe more appropriately, what didn’t happen.
Muddy brown waters fill what is presumably streets and lower levels of a parking garage, which stands behind a bank of trees. Two mid-height office buildings are in the background

Flooding took over the northeast after Tropical Storm Ida in early September 2021. These floodwaters are in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, Philadelphia's neighbor to the northwest. (Michael M Stokes/Flickr/Creative Commons 2.0)

George Washington University
Climate Hits Home | Philadelphia's sewage system and water infrastructure are being stressed by climate change and it's leading to a rather gross — and dangerous — situation.
A man in a black suit, blue tie, and black mask stands with his hands interlaced with a EV charging station behind him.

Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg tours electric vehicles and chargers on display (Yiming Fu/MNS).

Northwestern University
By Yiming Fu – Surrounded by a dozen electric buses outside the Department of Transportation, Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg called on Congress to fund electric vehicle initiatives — especially in polluted and low-income communities.
A plane wing in flight from the vantage point of a plane passenger.

(Photo by Julia MacCary)

Northwestern University
As reported by Julia MacCary, carbon offsets, monetary investments into global projects that reduce carbon dioxide from the atmosphere to counterbalance one’s emissions, have grown in popularity. But do they stand up to scrutiny?
Digital rendering of the three-level EngiNUity home with a balcony and a small outbuilding

The tri-level home offers two bedrooms and 2.5 baths as well as an additional bed and bath in the accessory dwelling unit. EngiNUity even included a deck. (Photo courtesy EngiNUity - Northwestern Solar Decathlon team)

Northwestern University
A team of Northwestern University engineering students won the 2021 Solar Decathlon Design Challenge by designing an energy-efficient home. Their approach makes us ask: Could small homes be a viable investment in a sustainable future? Medill's... Read More
SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
Cities all over the world have a problem: They’ve ceased to be for the people who live in them.

Taiwan High Speed Rail trial run in June 24th, 2006 (Wikimedia Commons).

The George Washington University
The question isn't if the U.S. should implement HSR: the question is how.
electric car at charging station

(pxfuel.com)

The George Washington University
How has The Great Lockdown affected the electric vehicle market? We look at the impact, and what countries are doing that are helping — or hindering — EV sales now, and going forward.

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