The Economic Indicator That Coronavirus Can Create

Coronavirus can create an economic indicator that tells us whether manufacturing activity has increased or decreased in China.

The Mystery of the VW That Didn’t Come Clean

Solving two mysteries, VW emissions tests first solved a regulatory puzzle and then revealed the impact of elevated auto pollution on health.

Charging the Wrong Cars

While electric vehicle subsidies create the incentives to buy more environmentally friendly vehicles, they might be targeting the wrong people.

The Surprising “Green” Side of the SUV

Based on a recent study, calculating the amount of air pollution we can blame on SUV emissions has just become a bit trickier.

A Rarely Mentioned Cause of China’s Air Pollution

Because we tend to abuse and overuse publicly shared resources, the result is a tragedy of the commons that includes China’s air pollution.

One City With More Air Pollution than Beijing

By Madeleine Vance, guest blogger and student at Kent Place School. On January 17th, the smog in Beijing was so thick that the sunrise was virtually played on television screens around the city. Around the same time, air pollution levels…

Trees and Money

In one NPR report on trees and income inequality, a senior online NOVA editor showed his sky shots (below) of Piedmont CA and nearby West Oakland. Piedmont, which he described as a “wealthy enclave” was quite green while West Oakland…