Can There Be Equity in the Bike Lane?

Read the full story at Stateline. Bike sharing may be the ultimate symbol of gentrification, the province of avocado-toast loving, espresso-swilling — and mostly white — millennials. But some cities are taking measures to combat that, by making it easier for low-income riders and those without a credit card or smartphone to take a two-wheeler …

World’s biggest city database shines light on our increasingly urbanised planet

Read the full story from the EU Science Hub. The JRC has launched a new tool with data on all 10,000 urban centres scattered across the globe. It is the largest and most comprehensive database on cities ever published. With data derived from the JRC's Global Human Settlement Layer (GHSL), researchers have discovered that the …

Climate Change Field Guide for Northern Minnesota Forests: Site-level considerations and adaptation

Download the document. This field guide is designed to put useful climate change and adaptation information into the hands of natural resource professionals as they walk through the woods. This field guide provides summary information about the effects of climate change on northern Minnesota’s forests, helps professionals identify existing site conditions that could increase or …

Despite Progress, Cities Struggle With Ambitious Climate Goals

Read the full story from NPR. Cities' climate efforts got a lot of attention after Trump's Paris announcement. Many of them have actually been working at reducing emissions for years. But measuring progress on all those goals can be tough, and critics say much more needs to be done to help avoid the worst impacts …

Normal could pass recycling mandates next month

Read the full story in the Pantagraph. As the Normal City Council considers a new, 20-year McLean County solid waste plan, officials are working on included recycling mandates that proved contentious when the plan was passed by the County Board last month. The council could approve the plan when it meets Monday, then pass two related …

Austin Looks to [Re]Verse its Waste Intake

Read the full story at Waste360. As part of Austin’s goal to reach zero waste as a community by 2040, the city has developed a social innovation program to help turn valuable raw materials that are currently leaving local businesses, nonprofits and institutions as waste into the foundation of new social enterprises. Named the [Re]Verse Pitch Competition …