Environment

A group that coined the term, "stack and pack" to deride density and its role in reducing carbon emissions lost in court when the judge rejected their argument that only technological improvements in cars and fuels were necessary to reduce emissions.
18 hours ago   San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Recent reports are highlighting the dire effects climate change will have on transportation infrastructure.</p>
Mar 13, 2008   Associated Press
<p>New scientific reports laying out the potential impacts of global warming on cities are being directed to planners, whom some say are not reacting to the changing climate adequately.</p>
Mar 12, 2008   The New York Times
<p>Bay Area political columnist Dan Borenstein examines long-term transportation data and concludes that driving will only increase unless politicians make driving more expensive and transit cheaper, a solution he regards as unlikely at best.</p>
Mar 12, 2008   The Contra Costa Times
<p>Farmland in Central California's San Joaquin County is replaced with development more than any other county in the state -- a wasteful pattern that could create the "next L.A.", according to a new report.</p>
Mar 11, 2008   The Stockton Record
<p>Urban projects have resulted in the paving over of significant chunks of parkland in Melbourne, Australia -- land set aside more than 150 years ago to act as the city's lungs.</p>
Mar 11, 2008   The Age
<p>A recent study from the Washington Public Interest Research Group shows the environmental benefits of public transit.</p>
Mar 9, 2008   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
<p>Growth and rising populations have many Western states reconsidering dams.</p>
Mar 8, 2008   Associated Press
<p>A team of researchers has shown that in urban landscapes -- such as in the cracks of sidewalks -- plant species must evolve their reproduction habits to stay alive.</p>
Mar 8, 2008   MSNBC
<p>Local opposition to McMansions in suburban Seattle was prevalent long before arsonists burned down three luxury homes this week. But those opposed to so-called "rural cluster development" housing worry the criminal acts may work against their goals.</p>
Mar 6, 2008   The Seattle Post-Intelligencer
<p>Five prominent ecocity experts weigh in on the Masdar City project in Abu Dhabi.</p>
Mar 5, 2008   Treehugger