Environment

Leonardo DiCaprio may have received top billing, but Jerry Brown spoke as well on the actions of the Golden State to combat climate change under his watch. Two days earlier, he signed six bills to increase sales of electric vehicles.
3 days ago   Sacramento Bee
<p>American Rivers has named the Catawba River--which spans both Carolinas--as America's Most Endangered River for 2008, citing rapid development and outdated water supply management as factors in its ranking.</p>
Apr 25, 2008   The State
<p>This 12-part video series from <em>Vice</em> gives a gritty look at the Texas-sized patch of plastic flotsam that has formed in the Pacific Ocean -- and the global environmental and health hazards it presents.</p>
Apr 25, 2008   VBS
<p>All new homes in Montgomery County, Maryland, will be required to comply with environmental and energy-efficiency standards.</p>
Apr 24, 2008   The Washington Post
<p>From construction to infrastructure to social marketing, the Dockside Green condominiums in Victoria B.C. is becoming recognized as the greenest in Canada.</p>
Apr 23, 2008   The Globe & Mail
 Since its launch, one of the three primary goals of Vancouver's EcoDensity Initiative has been to use density, design and land use to strategically assist with the City's growing challenges around affordability. Over the course of the long public dialogue, we've heard many comments and questions on the relationships between density, supply, type of housing and affordability, and it’s been a very hot topic.   Opinion
Apr 22, 2008   By Brent Toderian
<p>With Mayor Bloomberg's congestion pricing plan defeated, can the city's vision for long-term sustainability be achieved?</p>
Apr 21, 2008   The Gotham Gazette
<p>America is reaching the limits of its water supply, signaling a need to change urban development, energy and agricultural practices, writes Shiney Varghese of the Institute for Agriculture and Trade Policy.</p>
Apr 21, 2008   AlterNet
<p>A massive dam project in Turkey that would flood historic areas and displace 50,000 people is losing international support, as officials in Germany threaten to pull out of the project -- often called a smaller version of China's Three Gorges Dam.</p>
Apr 20, 2008   Der Spiegel
<p>Drug traffickers, growers and drug law enforcement agents are wreaking havok on the forests of Central America, where large plots of forest are clear-cut for drug crop growing and sprayed to eliminate illicit substances.</p>
Apr 18, 2008   Scientific American
<p>The environmental leadership of mayors in the U.S. offers much hope for the future of the country, according to this article from <em>Metropolis</em>.</p>
Apr 18, 2008   Metropolis Magazine