Nearly half of cities and towns across Japan are concerned about how to provide appropriate treatment to foreign workers as they prepare for an influx after this spring with the government's new policy on addressing a chronic labor shortage, a survey conducted by Kyodo News showed on Sunday.
An increasing number of parents are shunning good schools because of the local air quality while some are even looking to move out of cities altogether, as fears over the effects of diesel emissions on health mount.
We might be living through a new age of miracles. Last month, Los Angeles decided against adding lanes to a freeway, an unexpected move in a city that has mistakenly thought for years that more lanes mean fewer traffic jams.
Research from economist Issi Romem has found that new residents coming into cities like New York, Miami and Los Angeles are making significantly more money than residents who are leaving, according to the Wall Street Journal.
In the last few years, the international community has made incredible strides towards addressing climate change and sustainability at a global level. Recently adopted international frameworks such as the 2015 Paris Agreement and the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) have set concrete targets to help the global community address the causes and effects of climate change.