Environment

8 hours ago
In October 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acted to make the city more resilient from drought and climate change. In 2016, we get an update from leaders Gary Hildebrand and Marty Adams on L.A.'s stormwater capture systems.
The Planning Report
Yesterday
Turning 100 the same year as New York's first Zoning Code? The National Park Service, of course. The momentous occasion is likely to find the parks more popular than ever.
FiveThirtyEight
Yesterday
In South Florida, much of the focus in dealing with seal level rise has been on pumps and property values. A strong case is emerging, however, for the protection of the natural environment of the Everglades.
Capital Public Radio
2 days ago
The Washington Post provides feature-length coverage of an ongoing, long-lasting controversy over a proposal by a wealthy landowner to donate 87,500 acres for the purposes of creating a new national park.
The Washington Post
2 days ago
Gustav Milne makes a simple argument via The Guardian: urbanization "is bad for us."
The Guardian
4 days ago
A Chicago nonprofit drew criticism for opposing the planned Lucas Museum in favor of a large parking lot. But the organization says it fits into their mission of promoting open space.
Chi.Streetsblog
Blog post
May 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the tradition of great urban landscapes, the Hills of Governors Island will soon challenge the status quo and create a dynamic new type of park for all people to enjoy.
Mark Hough
May 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With an earthquake due to shake up the Pacific Northwest in the not so distant future, Portland has provided an online map to identify potentially vulnerable buildings in danger of suffering major damage when the big one hits.
The Oregonian
May 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The Platte to Park Hill project would install new stormwater detention facilities at a golf course near Downtown Denver. Opponents to the project say it’s a burden on the neighborhood and a benefit to development interests farther down the watershed.
The Denver Post
May 18, 2016, 10am PDT
Rebuilding after a major disaster offers a unique opportunity for a community to step back and ask how it wants to build.
Treehugger
May 18, 2016, 5am PDT
While the methane reduction targets are the same as the draft rule released last August (i.e., 40-45 percent reduction of 2012 levels by 2025), the new rule removes exceptions, resulting in a 30 percent improvement in reductions of methane.
The Hill
May 17, 2016, 7am PDT
Among the other interesting facts acknowledged by the World Bank: the costs of dealing with the effects of climate change are already increasingly quickly.
The Guardian
May 16, 2016, 1pm PDT
The World Health Organisation published figures on 12 May 2016 which showed that London has breached safe levels of pollutant particles known as PM10. Almost 10,000 Londoners die prematurely each year, because of polluted air.
Cities of the Future
May 16, 2016, 9am PDT
When a watchdog group partnered with MIT to install trackers on a batch of e-waste, the results were sobering. Much of the haul left the country, ending up in Asian junkyards where unknowing workers are exposed to toxic substances.
KUOW
May 14, 2016, 1pm PDT
Plans to dam China's last wild river have been circulating since 2003, but now it seems that conservationists could emerge victorious
National Geographic
May 13, 2016, 5am PDT
Vox imagines a world in which cows stage a military coup.
Vox
May 12, 2016, 10am PDT
An unusually large and hot fire has struck Alberta, Canada at an unusually early time of year. According to researchers, this is the new normal.
National Geographic
May 11, 2016, 11am PDT
A new garden has opened in Detroit's Osborn neighborhood. It's described as the city's first outdoor learning garden.
The Detroit News
May 11, 2016, 7am PDT
Next month, along with picking presidential, U.S. Senate and legislative candidates, and local ballot measures in a primary election, voters in the Bay Area will also determine the outcome of the first regionwide measure in Bay Area history.
KQED Science
May 10, 2016, 2pm PDT
Urbanism and smart growth are great for cities, people, and "the environment"—but neighborhood impacts must be mitigated. Kaid Benfield gives pointers on balancing the scales.
PlaceShakers