Clean-air taxi rules in New York City increased cabs’ fuel efficiency and reduced air pollution over the past ten years, a new study finds.
NYC Clean Air Taxi Legislation sees fuel efficiency up and pollution down over 10 years
According to a new study led by the Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health, the Clean Air Taxi legislation that was passed in 2006 in New York City has been successful in reducing air pollution. The fuel efficiency of 13,500 yellow taxis nearly doubled (from 15.7 miles per gallon to 33.1 miles per gallon) between 2009 and 2015 as a result of the new regulations. The study is published in the Journal of Exposure Science and Environmental Epidemiology, and it’s proof of what we can achieve when we put our minds to it and all pull in the same direction.
It shows what a difference we can make when we put our minds to it
This story from our friends over at FutureCrunch goes to show that when we put our minds to it and think more long term, we can achieve so much. We at BrightVibes think it’s important to report these kinds of progress stories, not to become complacent but to motivate us to do more and better.
Six Ways to Help Stop Pollution (With Pictures)
Stopping pollution is important for the survival of our planet, and even more importantly, the health and well-being of the people who depend on it. The air we breathe is laden with hazardous contaminants, and our oceans and waterways have been poisoned with chemicals. Left unabated, pollution could leave us with a planet earth sapped of its beauty, vitality, and diversity. Keep reading to learn about some practical ways that you can help stop pollution.