Environment

2 days ago
It costs less than $40,000 and gets over 200 miles to a charge. The Tesla Model 3? Yes, and also the Chevy Bolt, which goes to market first. A New York Times technology columnist writes that 'size matters' when it comes to innovation.
The New York Times - Technology
3 days ago
"Strategic retreat" as a response to rising sea levels isn't an easy sell, but a new report endeavors to make the idea more palatable.
Regional Plan Association
4 days ago
From developer incentives to swapping parking for housing units, two transit systems have come up with plans that tackle the region's housing shortage and its economic inequality. What have they agreed to do, and who will hold them accountable?
Shelterforce/Rooflines
4 days ago
Within ten years, passengers flying on JetBlue out of JFK will leaving a much lower carbon footprint, thanks to a fuel composed of 30 percent biofuel.
The New York Times
5 days ago
At risk with industry consolidation like a proposed merger of Bayer and Monsanto, is the environmental impact of the business, along with the financial impact on farmers.
Vox
6 days ago
Housing market pressures, flood insurance costs, changing FEMA maps, and improved methods of flood control are giving victims of flood damage in Louisiana mixed signals on how high they should rebuild their homes.
The Advocate (Louisiana)
6 days ago
Environmental advocacy is not enough. Environmental and social justice must play a role in California's legislative effort to battle climate change, opine two professors from UC Berkeley and USC in the San Francisco Chronicle.
San Francisco Chronicle
September 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Houston doesn't compare well with other cities when it comes to locating polluting industrial uses near residential neighborhoods. Blame the city's lack of zoning, according to new research.
Houston Chronicle
September 20, 2016, 12pm PDT
As the public health and planning professions expand their partnership around the world, consider this list by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health of the 100 Objects That Shaped Public Health.”
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
September 20, 2016, 10am PDT
In the state of Washington, 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals delivered what some are calling the "most important ruling on treaty fishing rights since 1974."
Crosscut
September 20, 2016, 5am PDT
The American Society of landscape Architects is promoting a new guide to resilient landscape design, which examines hundreds of case studies for examples of infrastructure that works with nature, instead of against it.
ASLA The Dirt
September 19, 2016, 7am PDT
A largely revenue-neutral carbon tax proposal, similar to the carbon tax in British Columbia which began in 2008, qualified for the November ballot in Washington. Environmentalists and Democrats, not Big Oil, may cause it's defeat.
Crosscut
September 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Recycled metals, plastics, glass, and other materials are more economical than ever. Welcome to a new era of waste management.
Quartz
September 18, 2016, 9am PDT
The state's unique Clean Air Rule is called 'cap-and-reduce.' Businesses that fall under the cap are required to reduce emissions, just like California's cap-and-trade program. However, they can not be forced to purchase carbon credits.
Crosscut
September 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
Tesla just won a competitive bid to supply utility-scale power in Southern California—providing security in the event of a catastrophe like the Porter Ranch methane leak.
Bloomberg
September 16, 2016, 6am PDT
President Obama has acted to protect a 4,913-square-mile area off the Massachusetts coast. President Obama has protected more land and water than any other American president.
NPR
September 16, 2016, 5am PDT
Every now and then, it's good to laugh at the absurdity of climate change denial.
Climate Central
September 15, 2016, 8am PDT
Growing for Chicago will use the $1 million Conservation Innovation Grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture to examine a "cohort-based" model for urban agriculture.
The Architect's Newspaper
September 14, 2016, 2pm PDT
In 1851 the City of Seattle could have been a vastly different place if alternative development decisions had been made that took the original inhabitants, nature, and topography into consideration.
Crosscut
September 14, 2016, 11am PDT
The year-long program will begin in November, laying a foundation for a national carbon market.
CleanTechnica