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  • Published: Apr 30th, 2011
  • Category: USA
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City Dwellers Have Huge Carbon Footprints, Because They Buy So Much

City dwellers are carbon footprint snobs. While bemoaning suburbanites who drive to the Walmart in gas-guzzling SUVs, urbanites talk about how their dense living and public transportation makes them the purest of all. But a new paper makes the case that city dwellers are benefiting from an unfair allocation of carbon footprints. Moreover, it’s not really where you live that has any effect on your carbon footprint. It’s how much you buy.

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City-dwellers emit less CO2 than countryfolk: study

In the United States, New York City had emissions of 58.3 million tons in 2005, or around 7.1 tons per person. U.S. per capita levels were more than triple at 23.92 tons in 2004.

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  • Published: Mar 14th, 2009
  • Category: UK
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City sets out ‘carbon neutral’ plans

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STREET lights in Nottingham are set to shine less brightly as part of a bid to make the city carbon neutral by 2016.

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