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Suburban sprawl cancels carbon footprint savings of dense urban cores
January 6, 2014
According to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, researchers, population-dense cities contribute less greenhouse gas emissions per person than other areas of the country, but these cities' extensive suburbs essentially wipe out the climate benefits. Dominated by emissions from cars, trucks and other forms of transportation, suburbs account for about 50 percent of all household emissions--largely carbon dioxide--in the United States.
University of California, Berkeley
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