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About seven times as many Americans are working from home since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. scyther5/Getty Images

Telework mostly benefits white, affluent Americans – and offers few climate benefits

Working from home has become the new norm for many during the pandemic. But it’s an opportunity that divides along racial and economic lines – and isn’t as beneficial to the environment as many believe.
Traffic congestion on the M5 motorway in Sydney. Government assumptions that Australian cars are becoming more fuel efficient are incorrect, research shows. Dean Lewins/AAP

We thought Australian cars were using less fuel. New research shows we were wrong

Surprise findings have revealed that Australia’s cars are getting less fuel efficient. This is bad news for the hip-pockets of motorists - and for the climate.
Legislative action regarding vehicle emissions is overdue, and needs urgent attention by the federal government. Shutterstock

Australians could have saved over $1 billion in fuel if car emissions standards were introduced 3 years ago

This shocking figure comes from our back-of-the-envelope calculations looking at the effect of forcing more efficient engines on the Australian market.
Children’s travel needs are a big factor in private car use. Pablo Rogat/Shutterstock

Children in the car era: bad for them and the planet

The private car is the default transport option for many families. This reduces physical activity and increases greenhouse gas emissions, with unhealthy results for their children and the environment.

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