Environment

Recently we noted that Chevron had dropped their Arctic lease due to falling oil prices. With falling gasoline prices, Americans may no longer see the Keystone XL pipeline as urgent. In addition, President Obama appears likely to oppose the project.
1 hour ago   The Wall Street Journal
<p>This article from <em>The Christian Science Monitor</em> looks at how development, farm practices, and population growth have increased the risk of flooding.</p>
Jun 19, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Flood waters along the Mississippi River continue to rise, leaving many Midwest towns deep under water. The Army Corps of Engineers has just identified 27 levees that may not be high enough to handle the rising waters.</p>
Jun 18, 2008   USA Today
<p>In an effort to increase livability, New York City will test a 6.9 mile car-free corridor during the month of August.</p>
Jun 17, 2008   The New York Times
After two years of intensive dialogue and debate, education (in all directions) and idea-development, Vancouver's concept of EcoDensity has been translated into Council-approved policy and actions. Opinion
Jun 16, 2008   By Brent Toderian
<p>Cities like San José, CA are moving away from modern methods to keep grass down and going back to traditional methods like grazing sheep and goats.</p>
Jun 14, 2008   San Jose Mercury News
<p>A report announced by Mayor Michael Nutter estimates that Philadelphia's park system has a combined economic value of $1.9 billion in services, income and taxes to the city.</p>
Jun 12, 2008   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Thanks to industrialized agriculture, there’s a wide gulf between those who produce food and those who consume it. Too many city-dwellers lack access to nutritious, non-processed foods. Dave Steel thinks that urban agriculture is the key.</p>
Jun 11, 2008   The Next American City
<p>The Wall Street Journal and other publications compare the energy and environmental policies of Sen. Barack Obama and Sen. John McCain, presumptive nominees for the 2008 U.S. presidential election.</p>
Jun 9, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
There are three types of bicyclists: Advanced Bicyclists, Intermediate Bicyclists and Beginner Bicyclists. We need to plan and build facilities to accommodate all of them. Those cities that do are experiencing ridership numbers far above the national average. Opinion
Jun 8, 2008   By Mike Lydon
<p>An old-fashioned community barn-raising in Masonville, Texas could in fact be a glimpse of the future.</p>
Jun 7, 2008   Fort Collins Now