Environment

A 72-unit development in Rotterdam—the town in upstate New York, that is, not its namesake in The Netherlands, is one of the first in the United States to be called net-zero: it consumes as much energy as it produces.
1 hour ago   News 10 ABC
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has an ambitious plan to get L.A. to go solar. Still, without a proper financial analysis, skeptics find it too lofty to be true.
Nov 30, 2008   Los Angeles Times
The demilitarized zone dividing North and South Korea has become one of the world's most important wildlife conservation sites.
Nov 27, 2008   The Christian Science Monitor
This column deals with two Seattle issues: one political - the victory of a transit measure on Nov. 4 that will direct $18 billion to light rail; the other human - a Sierra Club activist who made the campaign for Prop 1 a full time job.
Nov 26, 2008   The Seattle Times
Berkeley, CA was one of the first cities to use special utility districts to fund the switch to solar power in their community. Now the man behind the plan is trying to make the financing system national.
Nov 25, 2008   East Bay Express
Environmentalists and resources extracting industries alike are scrutinizing President-Elect Obama's election comments for indications of what his administration's public lands policies will be like.
Nov 25, 2008   McClatchey Newspapers
The Web Urbanist has compiled a gallery of fantastic designs for more sustainable urbanism.
Nov 25, 2008   Web Urbanist
Fortune Magazine's Martin Sloan is interviewed on Marketplace on why he thinks it would be good for Detroit, and America, to have a higher gas tax. At the same time, he has advice to Congress as to what they should do with fuel-efficiency standards.
Nov 25, 2008   Marketplace Morning Report
A growing number of local governments are turning to "green cement" resolutions to rectify North Texas' status as a shameless failure when it comes to complying with clean air standards.
Nov 24, 2008   The Dallas Observer
Planetizen is pleased to release its eighth annual list of the ten best books in the planning field. With titles covering some of the most timely issues in planning, the list gives readers an overview of the best ideas and writing in the field. Exclusive
Nov 24, 2008  By Abhijeet Chavan
An economic study has been published showing that the costs of air pollution to the 20 million Californians living in the state’s (and nation’s) two most polluted regions, the LA basin and San Joaquin Valley, to be around $28 billion annually.
Nov 21, 2008   San Francisco Chronicle