Environment

Thanks to a vigorous signature gathering effort bankrolled by the American Progressive Bag Alliance, a bill signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last September that outlawed single-use plastic bags will be decided by the electorate in November 2016.
13 hours ago   San Jose Mercury News
<p>A short video profile shows renewed interest in Arcosanti, the utopian community founded by architect Paolo Soleri. Could Soleri's 40 yr. old utopia be the wave of the sustainable future?</p>
Jul 3, 2008   NBC 12 News
<p>In an effort to reduce shipping costs, Wal-Mart is cutting its food miles and passing the savings on to customer by selling locally grown produce.</p>
Jul 3, 2008   The Philadelphia Inquirer
<p>Critic John King reflects on how common assumptions of Bay Area residents about urban growth boundaries and protesting nuclear power are challenged by the growing problem of climate change and energy access.</p>
Jul 2, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>Grading countries for their environmental friendliness reveals some surprising results about which countries aren't doing enough to clean themselves up.</p>
Jul 2, 2008   Newsweek
<p>In what may be the silver lining of the current economic climate, high fuel costs and carbon restrained economies may spell the end for unsustainable planning and development patterns in California, according to Rick Cole, City Manager of Ventura.</p>
Jul 1, 2008   The Planning Report
<p>A deal between a Montana timber company and conservationists to preserve 320,000 acres of forest is the largest land conservation in U.S. history.</p>
Jul 1, 2008   The Missoulian
<p>Unless international carbon-capping treaties are implemented, fossil fuel consumption (with their greenhouse gas emissions) will increase 50% by 2030, largely resulting from growth in energy consumption in China and other developing nations.</p>
Jul 1, 2008   Associated Press via Google News
<p>As part of a plan to utilize the city's rainwater and recycle it back to lake Michigan, Chicago has been renovating its 13,00 alleys to become permeable surfaces, where rainwater can soak back into the ground. 40 alleys have been redone so far.</p>
Jun 30, 2008   CNN
<p>Energy-efficient vehicles,buildings, appliances, low carbon fuels,and renewable energy took center stage in the Climate Change Draft Scoping Plan released June 26 by the CA Air Resources Board, a major step in meeting the landmark AB 32 climate goals</p>
Jun 29, 2008   The San Francisco Chronicle
<p>This multimedia presentation from <em>Popular Science</em> offers a vision of future green cities and the technologies that will sustain them.</p>
Jun 29, 2008   Popular Science