Category Archives: Pollution

Shelter for the Storm: Comparing Blue and Green Roofs

On the rooftop of Public School 118 in Queens, New York, the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP),  in partnership with the Department of Education, is testing two alternative roofing surfaces. For a three year monitoring period, data from the study at … Continue reading

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The Parking Games: San Francisco Wants the Odds to be Ever in Your Favor

San Francisco’s new ambitious experiment (inspired by the theories of UCLA’s very own Donald Shoup, and based by the law of supply and demand), aims to ensure that there is always at least one empty parking spot available on every block that … Continue reading

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Metro, Decoded: The Saga of the Century City Stop

The Westside Subway Extension continues to be a polarizing issue for some members of the Beverly Hills community, and proponents of the continuation of the line. Continue reading

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Dim the Lights…Please?

Photo: anotherpla.net If you go all-out with your Christmas light display, you might be doing more harm than good.  According to a recent study presented by the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the American Geophysical Union, city … Continue reading

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Whose Fault is it Anyway?

Traffic map of Monday rush hour gridlock caused by street closures due to President Obama’s motorcade. Days after President Obama’s trip to Los Angeles, residents and business owners are still frustrated at the mayhem that was caused during the busiest … Continue reading

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Reusing CO2

When we think about global climate change and the warming of our planet, we tend to think about pollution, specifically greenhouse gas emissions from transit, power plants, or industrial sources.  A typical next step has been finding ways to curb … Continue reading

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Washing Water

Most know him as an actor.  Famous for classic movies like Field of Dreams, Bull Durham and Waterworld.  Who am I talking about? Why…Kevin Costner.  While his on-screen credits are well-known to many movie aficionados, what may not be as obvious … Continue reading

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