Environment

Following up on last month's emergency rule addressing trains speeds, the Transportation Deparment issued new rules addressing tanker car standards, long thought to be one of the most important factors contributing to fiery oil tank car explosions.
Yesterday   The New York Time - Energy & Environment
According to one study, cities are often wrongly blamed for 75 to 80% of greenhouse gas emissions; the figure is closer to 40%.
Oct 2, 2008   Terra Daily
Norway's carbon emissions have increased 15% since imposing a carbon tax in 1991, unlike neighbor's Sweden and Denmark where emissions decreased with their carbon taxes. Unlike the oil industry which became carbon-lean, Norway's drivers didn't change
Oct 1, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
In an effort to protect endangered salmon in the Pacific Northwest, the National Marine Fisheries Service is calling for a building moratorium near rivers in the Puget Sound region.
Oct 1, 2008   Seattle Post Intelligencer
A new constitution has been approved in Ecuador, and among its amendments are specific articles that grant inalienable rights to nature.
Sep 30, 2008   The New York Times
BP's chief scientist provides his insight into solving the energy and climate crises, including the affect of higher gas prices and separating transportation from the heat and power sectors when dealing with strategies to reduce carbon emissions.
Sep 29, 2008   Technology Review (MIT)
I've always wanted, but never quite had the cred, to go to Burning Man. Instead, I went to this year's rendition of National Park(ing) Day Blog Post
Sep 28, 2008   By Josh Stephens
Implementing auto regulations and restrictions or raising the gas tax is the debate amongst the public as to how to lower air pollution from the growing car population. However, getting older cars off the road may be the most effective.
Sep 27, 2008   The Wall Street Journal
This piece from <em>Scientific American</em> looks at plans for three "eco-cities".
Sep 27, 2008   Scientific American
The suburbs of Tewksbury, MA, a quaint New England town, have developed uncomfortably close to one of the largest pig farms in the state.
Sep 26, 2008   Boston Globe
Scientists along Russia's northern coast are reporting that methane, a greenhouse gas twenty times more potent than carbon dioxide, is being released into the atmosphere at an alarming new rate.
Sep 25, 2008   The Independent