Why New Jersey’s Plastic Bag Ban Might Create the “Cobra Effect”

With New Jersey’s new paper and plastic bag bans, we can ask if the regulations will have the unintended consequence of the “Cobra Effect.”

How Russia’s Ukraine Invasion Harmed Nepal

Rippling around the world, the Russian invasion’s impact has been felt as far away as the land, labor, and capital in Nepal’s economy.

Why the Upside of Plastics Is Its Downside

We wind up with a plastics plight because the many wonderful attributes of plastic make it tough to avoid and tough to discard.

Why Congestion Pricing Is a Problem

New York City sound ready to proceed with a congestions pricing plan that resembles the system London wants to change.

6 Facts: Are Sin Taxes a Blessing?

With their U.S. roots in a 1790s Whiskey Rebellion, sin taxes vary when looking at current consumption and their state revenue.

The Downside of an Airplane’s Descent

For greener airlines, a plane’s stairway descent to the airport from 40,000 feet is one of many changes we should consider.

Why Traffic Jams Could Spread Less

First in the nation for pre-Covid gridlock, Boston has a #1 award that no one wants. During 2019, Boston’s average rush hour driver lost 149 hours in congestion. In just five years, traffic congestion will have absorbed a month (730…

Where and Why We Fly (Less)

Looking closely, we see a lot more about where and why we fly for business and leisure travel that can explain the impact of Covid.

How Covid Changed Commuting Time

In its 2021 Urban Mobility Report, Texas A&M tells us how and where Covid vastly changed our commuting time and our traffic congestion.

Why Renaming Countries and Cities is Costly

Renaming countries and cities is costly when we think of the municipal, business, and individual changes that it necessitates.