Environment

August 27, 2016, 5am PDT
Created so people could "experience nature in the midst of crowds," New York's Jamaica Bay National Wildlife Refuge embodies the characteristics of all modern national parks: abundant, welcoming, and threatened.
Grist
August 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
It only takes two minutes and 55 seconds to catch up on the biggest news stories from the week in planning.
Planetizen
August 26, 2016, 11am PDT
Zillow has released research on how many of the nation's homes may be underwater (literally) by the year 2100. Florida, Hawaii, New Jersey, and Louisiana are at the highest risk.
Zillow
August 26, 2016, 10am PDT
Jeff Kightlinger, general manager of the Metropolitan Water District of Southern California, explains how the impacts of California’s historic drought are already changing the landscape of the American Southwest.
The Planning Report
August 26, 2016, 8am PDT
Mayor-Elect Steinberg enters City Hall as a leader with a unique opportunity to enact sustainable infill policies he championed in the California Legislature.
The Planning Report
August 25, 2016, 12pm PDT
The study compares data between 1993 and 2009.
EurekAlert
August 25, 2016, 10am PDT
SB 32, the bill that continues the Golden State's rigorous carbon-cutting agenda, had failed last year and looked like it would do the same this year. It cleared the Democrat-controlled state Assembly on Tuesday, receiving one, lone Republican vote.
Office of California State Senator Fran Pavley
August 25, 2016, 6am PDT
The announcement that 87,500 acres of land in Maine's North Woods would become a national monument came the day before the centennial of the National Park Service. The designation is also sure to be controversial.
Portland Press Herald
August 25, 2016, 5am PDT
"The fundamental idea behind the parks is that the country belongs to the people," says President Obama.
National Park Foundation
August 24, 2016, 11am PDT
Ben Brown takes a hard look at our capacities and limitations in a world more complex than we’d prefer.
PlaceShakers
August 24, 2016, 9am PDT
New driving totals are out for June and and the first six months of 2016, and the news is not good for those who want to see a reduction in what is now the greatest source of the nation's greenhouse gas emissions.
U.S. Department Of Transportation
August 24, 2016, 8am PDT
Welcome to a post-human era of biological evolution. Strap on your seat belts.
The New York Times
August 23, 2016, 8am PDT
A case study provided by the MillionTreesNYC program offers insight into complicated territorial boundaries that can challenge urban greening projects.
DeepRoot
August 22, 2016, 7am PDT
The de Blasio Administration has recommended that the city of New York is ready to collect its trash in a new way, with a system known as franchising.
Politico New York
August 21, 2016, 9am PDT
A new report from the U.S. Department of Energy shows a wind industry making large, positive strides in the country's energy market.
Vox
August 21, 2016, 7am PDT
Sometimes market-based systems don't work as intended. This appears to be the case with the California Air Resources Board's program of awarding credits to zero emission and near zero emission vehicles. Tesla's success is bad for the market.
San Francisco Chronicle
August 20, 2016, 9am PDT
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and U.S. Department of Transportation jointly issued final standards on Aug. 16 to reduce emissions and improve fuel economy for heavy duty trucks which currently average about six miles per gallon.
New York Times
August 20, 2016, 5am PDT
Climate change dominated the news this week, as flooding wreaked unfathomable havoc on the state of Louisiana.
Planetizen
August 19, 2016, 5am PDT
Chicago Mayor Rah Emanuel and the Metropolitan Planning Council announced the "Our Great Rivers" plan this week.
Chicago Tribune
August 18, 2016, 2pm PDT
The U.S. Energy Administration confirms a development that first got teased back in April—natural gas is now responsible for more carbon emissions that coal.
State Impact