Pollution

Culture and the Environment: How Cultural Values Influence Global Ecologic Practices

This piece, first published on December 4, 2014, is being republished as part of the Chicago Policy Review‘s 20th Anniversary Series. Please visit us here to...

Feel It in the Air: Pollution and Crime in Chicago

A recent study provides the first quasi-experimental evidence of a link between air pollution and criminal behavior. Researchers estimate the cost of pollution-induced crime and make a case for environmental sustainability policies that consider the impact of pollution and crime on communities.

Are electric cars more environmentally friendly? It depends where you drive them.

The boom in electric car sales, enhanced by federal subsidies, does not reflect the fact that, in some cases, powering those cars produces more emissions than powering conventional cars. The characteristics of each state and regional mode of electricity generation should be considered in designing a subsidy (or tax) scheme.

Culture and the environment: How cultural values influence global ecologic practices

Researchers explore whether links exist between global environmental performance and culture.

Dreaming of Blue Skies: The Impact of Winter Heating on Air Quality in Northern China

Winter heating is linked to higher ambient concentrations of total suspended particles (TSP) and a reduction in life expectancy in northern China.

Are Large Cities More Pollution Efficient?

New research explores how population size relates to CO2 emissions efficiency.

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Medium Rare: What’s Cooking in the Rare Earth Element Market?

Markets for Rare Earth Metals have become increasingly volatile. Six economists project future supply and demand trends.

When Costs Outweigh Benefits: Accounting for Environmental Externalities

Beware of net negative value industries.