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February 28, 2014 Report Reveals Wide Gap Between Successful and Struggling Communities, Reshaping American Landscape
Yahoo! Finance - NEW YORK -- According to a comprehensive new report, there is a startling contrast in economic prosperity between successful and struggling American communities. America is divided into nine different community...
February 26, 2014 EU parliament votes for tougher car emissions limitsSource: The Guardian
Members of the European Parliament voted through the world’s toughest carbon dioxide standards for new cars on Tuesday, prompting a cautious welcome from environmental campaigners. The new rules set a limit of 95 grams of...
February 25, 2014 Woes of Megacity Driving Signal Dawn of ‘Peak Car’ EraSource: Bloomberg
The world that Henry Ford put on wheels is poised for a stall. In the globe’s growing megacities, pollution and gridlock are putting a damper on driving. In India, some commuters are leaving their cars at home to avoid traffic...
Research & Insights
April 18, 2013 Power Plants Brace for New EPA Rules Adding to Coal WoesSource: Bloomberg
Power producers such as Dynegy Corp. (DYN) and Duke Energy Corp. (DUK) are bracing for new U.S. rules on the water they discharge, standards that may impose further costs on the embattled coal industry.
December 19, 2012 The boomer home: Small house, big rooms
Marketwatch - That is roughly consistent with the findings of a survey by the Demand Institute (a venture jointly operated by îthe Conference Boardî and Nielsen Co.) that I wrote about in a recent Wall Street Journal...
A new Monmouth University/Asbury Park Press poll released this week shows the majority of New Jersey residents support the concept of a regional commission to oversee the rebuilding of the state's shore towns damaged by...
Commentary & Opinion
October 18, 2013 Urban Metabolism and the Nature of Sustainable CitiesSource: Huff Post
Urban metabolism is an analogy. It describes the city as a living thing that requires inputs to nourish its activities, and once the flows into the city are used and metabolized, the system produces waste, just like a living...
September 18, 2013 Capitalism vs CannibalismSource: Larry Checco
We are eating our own—and it’s all perfectly legal. Millions of Americans are still reeling from the aftermath of predatory mortgage lenders who would do or say anything to make a commission. Some preyed on first-time homebuyers...
September 3, 2013 Fighting Poverty, and CriticsSource: Joe Nocera, NY Times
Nina Munk’s new book, “The Idealist,” is about the well-known economist Jeffrey Sachs and his “quest to end poverty,” as the subtitle puts it. I know: That subtitle sounds like classic book-industry hyperbole, but, in this case,...
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