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Sierra Club director calls for 100% renewables, starting in Cleveland

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/28/16 @ 12:00pm  |  Posted in Clean energy

Michael Brune empathizes with the people who don’t raise a hand after he asks, “who believes, as a nation, we’re prepared to meet the challenge of climate change?”

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Ten ways Cleveland has teed up transportation choice

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/21/16 @ 3:00pm  |  Posted in Transportation choices

What would happen if Americans stopped loving cars and all that comes with them? Look at Houston, which may be forgiven for regretting its decision to spend $2.8 billion in 2014 to widen its Katy Freeway only to find that car travel times went up by 51 percent.

<br />Millennials riding the RTA Red Line in Cleveland is part of transit ridership increase.

Cleveland awarded $600K to tackle climate vulnerability

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/14/16 @ 2:00pm  |  Posted in Climate, Transform

“I have to be careful going up hills, because if I stop, the whole thing will tip over,” Nick Rajkovich explains the physics of navigating 40 pounds of air temperature monitors, a camera and a complex steel frame lashed to his black, Surly cargo bike.

<br />Nick Rajkovich on his weather bike in Cuyahoga Valley National Park.<br />Dr. Nicholas Rajkovich, a Brecksville native, built this bike to measure urban heat island effect in Cuyahoga County.<br />Who are the most vulnerable to climate related illness in Cuyahoga County. Dark blue is the most vulnerable based on six social and environmental factors. Data maps from Nicholas Rajkovich.<br />Data maps from Nicholas Rajkovich shows where the highest poverty and paved surfaces from his study of heat island effect in Cuyahoga County. Darker equals a higher concentration of both.

Gallucci, Segedy call for more transportation choice in Northeast Ohio

Marc Lefkowitz  |  01/11/16 @ 11:00am  |  Posted in Transportation choices, Transportation

Even though Northeast Ohio’s transportation agency, NOACA spends only 7% of its budget building new roads, Executive Director, Grace Gallucci says, make no mistake; the region is still expanding its roads and highways.

<br />Interstate 90 in Northeast Ohio. Image: GCBL.

Best and worst moments of 2015

Marc Lefkowitz  |  12/30/15 @ 12:00pm

It was a tumultuous year. There was plenty to cheer (the Lake Erie wind farm, the Ohio Supreme Court stormwater case, for example) and reasons to jeer (the Ohio renewable energy freeze, the “backwards” bike lane in Cleveland). Check out our list: See what did and didn’t make your top moments in sustainability. And let’s think about how we can...

<br />Hundreds of Akronites had a dinner party on a near deserted highway that runs through the city in an effort to reimagine what it could be. Image: Jason Segedy.

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