Environment

Opposition is stirring in industry and within the California legislature over the inclusion of oil refineries in the cap and trade program come Jan. 1. Warning of a new tax on gas, opponents hope to delay the requirement for transportation fuels.
8 hours ago   Inland Valley Daily Bulletin
<p>Private individuals, investors and charities are buying up environmentally sensitive land all over the world for preservation, but this article wonders whether this method is really such a good idea.</p>
Feb 14, 2008   The Guardian
<p>California officials are proposing a broad swath of protected marine areas -- a plan that aims to reduce fishing and allow marine populations to flourish longer before being caught for consumption.</p>
Feb 14, 2008   The Sacramento Bee
<p>Lake Mead -- a major water source for the western United States -- could go dry by 2021, according to a new report.</p>
Feb 13, 2008   The Arizona Republic
<p>Lawmakers in Georgia are looking to loosen water restrictions, enabling people to fill their swimming pools and water their plants despite a statewide drought.</p>
Feb 12, 2008   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
<p>Reducing greenhouse gas emissions will increasingly be the heavy responsibility of suburban communities. Some are taking steps to accept that responsibility.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The latest issue of <em>Science</em> is dedicated to looking at cities, their development and the changing demographics that are shaping our urban lifestyles.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   Science
<p>Some geologists believe that humanity's effects on the planet are so significant and enduring that the Earth has entered a new epoch: the Anthropocene.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
<p>Politicians in Georgia are pushing a resolution that would redraw the state's border with Tennessee so that a plentiful river would lie within the boundaries of water-poor Georgia.</p>
Feb 11, 2008   The Tennessean
<p>The California Coastal Commission has voted against expanding a controversial toll road through a state beach.</p>
Feb 10, 2008   The New York Times
<p>A federal court has ruled that Metropolitan Atlanta cannot increase its draw of water from Lake Lanier, a ruling viewed as a major victory for Alabama and Florida which has been quarreling with Georgia over the reservoir's water for years.</p>
Feb 8, 2008   The Atlanta Journal-Constitution