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Keeping cities food-secure raises policy questions

Some major cities are far more food-secure than others, a first-ever study of three large metropolitan food systems has found. The Australian capital of Canberra, for example, derives the majority of its most common foods from regional agricultural areas, according to research by partners in the International Alliance of Research Universities. Copenhagen, on the other …

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London moves toward zero-emission taxi fleets

China’s BYD is supplying the London-based car-hire company Thriev with 20 electric sedans as the city itself moves toward its goal of a city-wide fleet of zero-emissions cars for hire. As part of their partnership, Thriev will also install BYD’s fast-charging equipment at its facility in west London. London Mayor Boris Johnson and Transport for …

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