图片: LIC/Flickr 无论采用何种方法度量,空气污染造成的影响都很惊人。最新研究显示,全世界空气污染使得普通人的平均预期寿命缩短了1.8岁,也是导致全球每年约880万人早逝的主要原因——这一数字是之前估测数字的两倍,空气污染因此而成为当今世界人口死亡的主要致因之一。

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Photo: LIC/Flickr No matter how you measure it, the impact of air pollution is startling. According to new research, air pollution worldwide cuts life expectancy by 1.8 years for an average person…

Javier Morales Sarriera, Gurpreet Singh Sehmi |

Buses, cyclist, and car traffic in Santiago de Chile. Photo: Claudio Olivares Medina/Flickr Earlier this month, Santiago de Chile took delivery of 100 brand-new electric buses. The event was a…

Kavita Sethi, Bianca Bianchi Alves, Yin Qiu |

Example from part of a biogas plant By Bertold Werkmann via Shutterstock In one of Mexico City’s most populated areas, Iztapalapa, there is a street named Alessandro Volta. With little knowledge…

Christian Borja-Vega, Christian Israel Aragon-Briceño |

  ¿Quién pensaría que Panamá es conocido popularmente como el país más frío de América Latina? Cualquier persona que viaje a este país debe considerar, además de las imágenes de playas…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |

It is well established in the economic literature that it’s the rich who benefit from the lion’s share of energy subsidies. Yet, it is often the poor and vulnerable who protest loudly against…

Guillermo Beylis, Barbara Cunha |

Credit: Taís Policanti/WRI Transitioning from diesel buses to cleaner technologies can significantly contribute to tackling air pollution in cities and reducing the carbon footprint of urban…

Alejandro Hoyos Guerrero, Abel Lopez Dodero, Bianca Bianchi Alves |

Photo: Carol Mitchell | Flickr Creative Commons As the backbone of development, infrastructure provides vital support for the twin goals of poverty reduction and shared prosperity. Considering the…

Caren Grown |

Tal vez se asombre, pero la mayoría de los hogares centroamericanos reciben subsidios eléctricos directos, favoreciendo, en algunos casos, a 8 de cada 10 hogares. Esto beneficia, sin duda, a…

Liliana Sousa |

Some months ago, during a visit to one of the Central American countries, while we were on a call with the head of the electricity dispatch center, we noticed by the tone of his voice, that he was…

Mariano González Serrano, Melisa Gaitan Fanconi |