Bank Taskforce Seek Climate Change Solutions

So, a trillion tons of ice breaking off from a glacier isn’t climate change, but even if it was, would it be enough to cause panic? Probably not. But do you know who is paying attention to climate change science? Banks. As we all know, banks pride themselves on relying on cold hard facts rather Read More …

Aligning Urban and Environmental Goals

For many years diesel was seen as the future for Europe. It was regarded as more efficient than other fossil fuels and thus also received the reputation of being ‘less polluting.’ Yet pollution is an awfully broad category. And the smog that has recently settled in European cities has proven that while diesel might be Read More …

Mapping the Effects of Climate Change

While there are countless reasons to be concerned with climate change, a recent study published in Science magazine has given us another one: The economic issues exacerbated by rising temperatures.   Dubbed “the most detailed economic assessment of the phenomenon ever conducted,” by Robinson Meyer from The Atlantic, the study found that many lower-income counties Read More …

A Public Health Crisis: Distracted Driving

Michael Bloomberg recently published an important piece on vehicle safety in the Detroit Free Press. He points out that low- and middle-income countries account for 90 percent of crash fatalities, many of which could be saved with standard safety features. Bloomberg appropriately dubs the issue a ‘major public health crisis’ and emphasizes the fact that Read More …

National Summit on Design and Urban Mobility Recap

Last week, the American Architecture Foundation held its National Summit on Design and Urban Mobility. Instead of your standard talking-head conference, this particular summit was designed around workshops and meetings—the goal was to convene a wide variety of thought leaders in the transportation space to develop solutions to today’s transportation challenges. It boasted representatives from Read More …

The Size of a Footprint

Last week, the world’s largest dinosaur footprint was discovered in Australia. It is almost six feet long and is believed to be 100 million years old. We here at Scoville are impressed—and relieved that we will never have to encounter the dinosaur. But the news, combined with a recent piece by Slate’s Starre Vartan, also Read More …

Renewables Can Speak for Themselves

The current administration has made its opinion on climate change very clear. It is, I would argue, pretty safe to assume that over the next four years there will be minimal federal policy efforts intended to reduce the effects of climate change. For those of us who feel strongly about climate issues, things are not Read More …