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Tokyo's Carbon Market for Office Buildings Is All 'Cap' and Not Much 'Trade'

The success of the world's first city-level carbon-trading system hasn't had much to do with emissions trading.

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Talking About Climate Change in Terms of Its Impact on Your Favorite Things

New York. Paris. Bacon.

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A Vision of a Carbon-Zero Urban Future: An Interview with Alex Steffen

How the world's wealthiest cities can beat back climate change.

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Can We Please Stop Pretending Cars Are Greener Than Transit?

Freakonomics revives a tried, and tired, debate.

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The Future of Mapping Carbon Emissions, With Pinpoint Precision

A new modeling system called "Hestia" traces greenhouse gases to individual urban buildings and roads.

A Skyscraper That Could Clean the Air

This proposed Chicago building doesn't look like much, but it could clean up the air around the city's expressway.

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The Municipal Revenue Problem Behind China's Smoggy Cities

A new report from the World Bank argues that a better financing system is needed to reduce emissions in China.

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Just a Fraction More White Roofs Could Have a Huge Global Impact

Small improvements in roof and road reflectivity are estimated to help create big reductions in carbon emissions.

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How Green Is High-Speed Rail?

Experts say America's bullet trains will need to carry 10 million passengers to offset the environmental impact of construction