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The Garden State once dreamed of becoming a global leader in offshore wind electricity generation. Now its plans look dead in the water.
Yesterday   The Record
With the U.S. government urging a 50-mile evacuation zone around the Fukushima plant, Karl Grossman contemplates what a comparable emergency would mean for the Indian Point nuclear plant in New York state.
Apr 5, 2011   CommonDreams
A proposal to build thousands of wave energy generators off the coast of Southern California has environmentalists, fishermen and surfers up in arms.
Apr 3, 2011   Los Angeles Times
Facing energy shortages, the city of Tokyo, Japan, has been forced to cut down its energy usage, which is changing the bustling and brightly lit city's character.
Apr 2, 2011   National Public Radio
Sustainable design and historic preservation design have sometimes been at odds. But a group of experts says these two goals can work together to improve building sustainability.
Mar 29, 2011   Sustainable Cities Collective
As gas prices rise, more voices are calling for increased investments in transit and more multi-modal city planning.
Mar 24, 2011   USA Today
Architect Norman Foster, who worked with Buckminster Fuller towards the end of his life, recently rebuilt Fuller's Dymaxion Car to exacting specifications. Metropolis Magazine interviewed Foster about what we can still learn from the Dymaxion design.
Mar 21, 2011   Metropolis Magazine
With gas prices increasing rapidly, Scott Bernstein of the Center for Neighborhood Technology says the most effective solution is to reduce the demand by creating more "location-efficient" communities. Exclusive
Mar 21, 2011  By Scott Bernstein
It's official, says the EPA: Living in a TOD reduces greenhouse gas emissions more than living in a green, single family home and driving a Prius. The study places major emphasis on local land use decisions in an effort to fight climate change.
Mar 18, 2011   New Urban Network
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Mar 17, 2011  By Abhijeet Chavan
A 2001 study showed that we can save more oil by building more fuel-efficient cars than by expanding drilling under U.S. soil or in our oceans. Deron Lovaas sees black gold in our cities and suburbs.
Mar 17, 2011   NRDC Blog