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Beijing's Air Pollution: It Isn't The Cars


p>Even with half of private cars off the road, Beijing remains wrapped in a haze of smog. The real causes of Beijing's air quality woes lie elsewhere.


Making High Gas Prices Less Painful

Learn more about three long-term, sustainable policy solutions that would help ease the pain of high gas prices.


Mayor Taking Mexico City Green, One Bus Line at a Time

For roughly thirty years, Mexico City has been a city in rapid decline, threatening to descend into a murky stew of crime, pollution, and chaos. But in recent years the city has regained its footing, experiencing an urban renaissance powered by a series of projects that have dramatically improved the quality of life of the 18 million people that make the city their home.


A Sneak Peek at Public Transport Solutions in Latin America

Over the last year I’ve been visiting cities around the world, studying their bus systems. My review includes many aspects ranging from the political and managerial environments that allowed the different bus systems to be implemented to the actual design of the systems themselves.


Environmental Trends to Watch in 2008

Trends to Watch is WRI's annual forecast of emerging issues that will have major impacts on environmental coverage in 2008. On climate change: what will happen between COP-13 in Bali, and COP-14 in Poznan? What role will China play? Will we see new legislation and regulations from Congress or the EPA? Where will biofuels and technology go? Where will the water come from? WRI President Jonathan Lash makes his predictions at the National Press Club.



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