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Seoul Is Subsidizing 700 Electric Taxis

April 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

South Korea's capital, Seoul, is purchasing 700 electric taxis. This subsidy is worth 18.2 million won (around $15,000) per EV, far more than the 12.7 million ($10,300) subsidy for buying an EV for personal use. Seoul is making foreign manufacturers, not only Korean brands, eligible for funding


Air Pollution Ranking In 32 Cities — How Does Yours Measure Up? (State of Pollution Series)

August 11th, 2017 | by The Beam

As we revealed in our previous article, air pollution is a serious problem that costs millions of lives each year and is a drain on the world economy. According to the World Health Organisation (WHO) air pollution is now a bigger health threat than HIV and Ebola. You might now be wondering how your own city measures up against others from around the world, where it sits in the rankings, and what the health effects of air pollution might be


Zurich Named “World’s Most Sustainable City” By Arcadis

October 31st, 2016 | by James Ayre

The city of Zurich, Switzerland, has been named the world's most sustainable city by the Netherlands-based building consultancy Arcadis. Considering that the city has an economy based largely around banking, I have to wonder if naming the city the most "sustainable" makes sense. When you look at the factors used to compile the list, though, then the choice makes more sense


Solar-Powered Bike Guide Concept Has Potential {Video}

July 26th, 2011 | by Shannon Soesbe

Seoul designer, Kukil Han, has come up with the idea of combining buses and bikes into a safe--and relatively green--touring package. The bus, which has a solar-power roof, takes bicycles and riders from point to point, eliminating the need for individuals to navigate traffic in order to explore Seoul



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