Emission Reduction

VMT in CA

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Total vehicle miles traveled (VMt) and VMt per capita declined slightly from 2007 to 2010 (-1% and -3.2%, respectively), though both increased compared to 2009 (Figure 34). Greenhouse gas emissions from transportation dropped by a much wider margin, with a ten percent drop in per capita emissions between 2007 and 2010, and a continued improvement since 2009 in both overall transportation emissions (-0.3%) and per capita transportation emissions (-1.1%).

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San Diego County: Towards a Reliable and Sustainable Public Transportation System

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Franco Boscolo

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Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Jonathan Watts
Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20
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Money will be invested in building transport systems that will reduce greenhouse gas emissions

The world's biggest development banks have made a fundamental investment shift from roads to public transport, under a $175bn (£111bn) initiative to promote buses, trains and cycle lanes that was unveiled on Wednesday at the Rio+20 Earth summit. ... Read more about Development banks pledge $175bn for public transport at Rio+20

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Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane

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Richard Black
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An eminent UK engineer is suggesting building cloud-whitening towers in the Faroe Islands as a "technical fix" for warming across the Arctic.Scientists told UK MPs this week that the possibility of a major methane release triggered by melting Arctic ice constitutes a "planetary emergency."  The Arctic could be sea-ice free each September within a few years. ... Read more about Climate 'tech fixes' urged for Arctic methane

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Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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Fiona Harvey
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OECD report says pollution will become biggest cause of premature death, killing an estimated 3.6 million people a year by 2050

Urban air pollution is set to become the biggest environmental cause of premature death in the coming decades, overtaking even such mass killers as poor sanitation and a lack of clean drinking water, according to a new report. ... Read more about Air pollution 'will become bigger global killer than dirty water'

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U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot

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Brian Vastag
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With global efforts to reduce carbon dioxide emissions stalled, the United States and five other countries are starting a new program to cut other pollutants — including methane, soot and hydrofluorocarbons — that contribute to global warming. ... Read more about U.S. will lead new effort to cut global warming from methane, soot

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