New York City's greenhouse gas emissions as one-ton spheres of carbon dioxide gas

New York City’s greenhouse gas emissions as one-ton spheres of carbon dioxide gas

Views:368317|Rating:4.87|View Time:3:13Minutes|Likes:1274|Dislikes:34In 2010 New York City added 54 million metric tons of carbon dioxide (equivalent) to the atmosphere, but that number means little to most people because few of us have a sense of scale for atmospheric pollution. Carbon Visuals ( and Environmental Defense Fund ( wanted to make those emissions feel a bit more […]

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Mexico City's Pollution: Towards a Better Future

Mexico City’s Pollution: Towards a Better Future

Views:28992|Rating:4.65|View Time:3:21Minutes|Likes:92|Dislikes:7Short film about Mexico City’s pollution. Created Fall 2013 as part of a class project at Lehigh University. SOURCES: “Air Pollution in Mexico City”. 2010. Web. Oct 2013. Avila, Eruviel. “Untitled”. 15 Dec 2011. Online Image. Flickr. Oct 2013. Avila, Eruviel. “Untitled”. 15 Dec 2011. Online Image. Flickr. Oct 2013. Avila, Eruviel. “Untitled”. 15 […]

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A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

A new use for Google Maps: calculating a city’s carbon footprint

Views:30|Rating:0.00|View Time:3:25Minutes|Likes:0|Dislikes:0The Environmental Insights Explorer calculates emissions from buildings, car trips, and public transport to illustrate how a city’s sustainability efforts are faring. Looking at a city’s Google Maps data, in combination with other data, a new tool from Google can estimate the carbon footprint of all of its buildings–and the carbon footprint of all […]

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Tesla and Solar City's island that runs on clean energy

Tesla and Solar City’s island that runs on clean energy

Views:9949|Rating:4.96|View Time:1:12Minutes|Likes:224|Dislikes:2A remote island of 600 in American Samoa just got a major gift from Solar City and Elon Musk: reliable power source. Solar City hooked up the tiny island of Ta’u with enough solar panels to supply its 600 residents, relieving them of their reliance on generators and expensive imported gasoline. Read more: FACEBOOK: […]

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Mexico City's Air Pollution

Mexico City’s Air Pollution

Views:11255|Rating:3.82|View Time:2:21Minutes|Likes:26|Dislikes:8CCTV’s Franc Contreras in Mexico City reports that the city’s air pollution has come a long way since early 1990s when birds literally dropped dead from the sky. The pollution improved after a switch to unleaded gasoline and a public transportation expansion, but government officials say there is still more to be done.

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