Gov. Schwarzenegger wants the California Environmental Quality Act- a requirement for major transportation projects- waived if he is to sign the $18 billion Democratic package that balances the budget and is crafted to circumvent Republican approval.
Dec 29, 2008 Sacramento Bee
This audio slideshow from <em>Financial Times</em> looks at the severe shortage of clean water in Dhaka, Bangladesh, and what some activists are trying to do to provide clean water for the dwellers of the city's illegal slums.
Dec 27, 2008 Financial Times
The Interior Department is proposing a rule change for National Parks that would open thousands of miles of park trails to mountain bikes. Conflicts between bikers and hikers are expected.
Dec 26, 2008 The New York Times
A California state arm called the Bay Conservation and Development Commission has announced plans for a $125,000 contest to come up with ideas for cities to deal with climate change in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Dec 25, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
<em>Ecotopia</em> is a '70s cult novel that imagines a future where the Pacific Northwest secedes from the U.S. to become an environmentally-conscious utopian state. The NY Times reflects on the influence of this under-recognized novel.
Dec 25, 2008 The New York Times
The eccentric megaprojects keep coming in Dubai, leaving some to question the environmental wisdom of so much development in a notoriously water-poor desert.
Dec 24, 2008 Guardian
The federal government has blocked plans to build a 16-mile road through a Southern California state park, mainly over environmental concerns.
Dec 23, 2008 San Francisco Chronicle
In spring of next year, Burbank, CA will debut the nation's first lightweight, zero-emissions bus.
Dec 22, 2008 Mass Transit
In fact, says one planner, suburbs and exurbs can expect to see some of the biggest changes of all, at least from infrastructure and transportation funding.
Dec 22, 2008 Marketwatch
Cement is everywhere, and the building material makes a huge impact on the environment in terms of emissions, according to the San Francisco Sentinel. This article outlines the cement-making process.
Dec 21, 2008 San Francisco Sentinel