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  Yicheng Li School of Accountancy Daniels College of Business University of Denver       Worldwide, environmental problems are becoming more severe, especially in my country, China, which is one of the biggest developing countries. As it boosts up its economic development, it generates various env...
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Sea-level rise may not be eating away at Colorado’s borders, but climate change exposes other critical vulnerabilities in the state, according to a new report. Rising temperatures likely will take a toll on cattle and crops, for example, and could more often leave junior water rights holde...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
For the citizens of the nations represented by the Alliance of Small Island States, climate change is not an abstract threat. They face immediate danger today. Low-lying islands like Tuvalu and Vanuatu in the Pacific and the Maldives in the Indian Ocean are at risk of becoming uninhabitable as sea...
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Traffic sucks. Congestion is bad for the environment, health (see: Beijing), and maybe most importantly, our sanity. One solution gaining in popularity amongst urban governments is the congestion charging scheme, in which drivers pay a toll to enter designated downtown areas. London, Stockholm, and ...
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finds city could support system of over 1,000 rental bikes The city of Cleveland's plan to add another 70 miles of bikeways  topped the news out of Bike Cleveland's annual meeting on Sunday. But the city and the advocacy group for cyclists also are exploring another project that would add a d...
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This is going to drive the Tesla-haters crazy. The luxury electric-car maker is getting a huge new tax break from California, SFGate reports. The state will let it off the hook for sales and use taxes on some $415 million in new equipment it's purchasing in order to expand production ...
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When Philip Go Apostol returned to the Philippines in March 2008, he was supposed to assume a prime position for an international bank, in its local office in Makati City. Apostol had then decided to leave his cushy work life in Europe, at a time when he was building the corporate finance advisory ...
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Portland has been factoring bicycling into integrated urban, suburban, and even rural transportation, development and sustainability plans. In 2003, city leaders and transit authorities launched a public campaign to encourage residents to bike, walk and make greater use of public transportation. The...
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Posted by on in Sustainable Development
Despite some particularly unexplainable losses if you care about protecting the environment, the California Legislature made progress in 2013. The range of bills on the governor's desk awaiting his signature confirms that California remains the stalwart energy and climate leader in the country. Thi...
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DENVER — Driving to Boulder from here offers a spectacular mountain panorama, but the nearer view is anything but impressive. U.S. 36, the unlovely highway that connects the cities, is crowded and often painfully slow, dotted with malls, fast-food restaurants and other commercial flotsam. It i...
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PITTSBURGH (KDKA) — Narrow streets and dense traffic have not deterred increasing numbers of local residents from pedaling to work, or riding their bikes just for fun. With 75 miles of bike lanes and riverfront trails, Pittsburgh is recognized by the American Community Survey as the 16th highest bi...
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Climate change is helped along by suburban driving culture. We need to embrace cities -- and walking  Excerpted from "Walkable City: How Downtown Can Save America, One Step at a Time"In 2001, Scott Bernstein, at the Center for Neighborhood Technology in inner-city Chicago, produced a set of map...
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Posted by on in General Environment
A KeenForGreen.com survey finds several roadblocks to a more "green" life. Obstacles including the high cost, inconvenience, and large time commitments associated with green products and behaviors. In a recent KeenForGreen.com survey 76% of respondents described “living green” as important. Seventy...
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Regular exercise adds about eight years to a person's life — more even than quitting smoking does. That's why a community should design an environment in which people want to walk and bike rather than drive. That's the message Dr. Richard Jackson, the host of the Public Broadcasting Service series ...
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It’s hard to find an energy wonk out there who doesn’t love the idea of electric cars. Most white papers on ending our oil dependency envision a large future role for plug-in vehicles and hybrids in the future. The concept has legions of devoted fans. Back in 2006, the documentary “Who Killed the El...
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Despite downtown business fears, some urban centers embrace “mini-parks.” Josie GarthwaiteFor National Geographic News Bit by bit, for the past 40 years, the city of Copenhagen has done something revolutionary: The Danish capital has reduced its parking supply. Cutting the total number of parking ...
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To get citizens out of their cars and onto a newly-opened public trolley system, the city of Murcia, Spain recently embarked on a rather radical campaign: it offered people lifetime trolley passes in exchange for permanently relinquishing their cars. Despite the growing popularity of hybrid and ele...
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BY Ariel Schwartz Many major cities have seen a decline in driving over the past few years. The reasons for this are varied, but if it's a continuing trend, it's going to mean drastic changes for the way we shape our cities. Even major oil companies admit that we are reaching peak oil--the point w...
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Posted by on in Climate Change
  Global warming over the next 40 years will cut through Arctic transportation networks like a double-edged sword, limiting access in certain areas and vastly increasing it in others, a new UCLA study predicts. "As sea ice continues to melt, accessibility by sea will increase, but the viabi...
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Posted by on in Fossil Fuels
  AS THE PRICE OF OIL roars above $100 per barrel and gasoline nears $4 per gallon, a cry for solutions understandably goes up. Higher gas prices amount to a regressive tax increase on the American consumer, with all that implies for the ability of the U.S. and global economies to sustain thei...
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