Since rigging up his Surly cargo bike with 40 pounds of atmospheric monitors, GPS, and a camera to tour around Cleveland during the summer of 2012 in search of its hot spots (then mapping these “urban heat islands” with the locale of populations that are vulnerable to sudden shifts in temperature), Dr. Nick Rajkovich has put a lot of thought...
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The promise of whiz bang technology—mobile apps, Uber like ride hailing and driverless vehicles—as a boost to public transit systems is the subject of a new study. As mobile, real-time information scales up, how much technology can deliver on environmental goals like reducing single occupant driving rates and improve the capacity rates of public transit is the subject of a report...
“Urban Forests” author Jill Jonnes offered Cleveland an invaluable lesson on how the city earned, and then lost, its moniker ‘the Forest City.’ Speaking at Levin College of Urban Affairs yesterday, Jonnes harkened back to John Davey, the 19th century arborist from Kent, Ohio whose book “The Tree Doctor” inspired today’s 8,000-employee Kent-headquartered tree service company, Davey Tree. In a chapter in...
Amid disturbing reports this week that climate change has already started to erode public health after a disaster-filled autumn and studies that major branches of the animal kingdom are stressed and finding it difficult to reproduce — a mounting effort to soften the blow is starting to take shape in cities across the U.S. Extreme hurricanes and wildfires have made 2017...
The next time you’re in the grocery store and pick up your favorite snack food, turn the box over and look for “palm oil” in the ingredients list. A growing market for palm oil — and animal protein — is responsible for one of the largest contributors to climate change.
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