Environment

Architecture Critic Mark Lamster sets aside the complex issues of lane configurations and traffic calming to focus on a key aspect of walkability: proper lighting.
Yesterday   The Dallas Morning News
<p>With some predicting that this fast growing metropolis will run out of water within the decade, the head of the region's water authority has a tough job ahead.</p>
May 29, 2008   Metropolis Magazine
<p>The City of Saco, Maine is turning land the federal government once labeled a toxic Superfund site into a hub for hiking, fishing, and recreation.</p>
May 28, 2008   Portland Press Herald
<p>The Bush Administration is reportedly considering the creation of some of the world's large marine reserves by using the presidential powers granted by the Antiquities Act of 1906.</p>
May 28, 2008   NPR
<p>The installation of a green roof and solar array on the rooftop of the new WGBH building in Boston is captured on video.</p>
May 27, 2008   The Boston Globe
<p>Critics worry that cities who require new developments to meet LEED-ND standards will sacrifice affordable housing for sustainability.</p>
May 27, 2008   Washington Business Journal
<p>Awareness is increasing of the evils of the ubiquitous plastic water bottle. Elizabeth Royte suggests a solution- the return of the public fountain, a neglected staple of yesteryear.</p>
May 26, 2008   The New York Times
<p>A group of Indians from the Amazon attacked a government engineer at a recent meeting where he was discussing a proposed hydroelectric dam on the Xingu River that could displace 15,000 indigenous people and destroy traditional fishing grounds.</p>
May 23, 2008   Associated Press via National Geographic
<p>Plans for the construction of "eco-towns" in the UK have sparked protests from groups who argue that they will be too spread out and will encourage sprawl.</p>
May 23, 2008   Telegraph
<p>A recent agreement between developers and environmental groups puts the conservationists in the unfortunate position of not being able to oppose a plan that is the epitome of sprawl, according this editorial.</p>
May 19, 2008   The Los Angeles Times