Environment

Inside access to a huge volunteer effort underway in New York City to account for the condition of an estimated 600,000 street trees—where every single one of the city's trees counts.
4 hours ago   The Nature of Cities
Researchers in Scotland have concluded that areas without parks and green space have an increased risk of death and illness.
Nov 9, 2008   BBC News
Warren Buffett, Google and others are investing heavily in geothermal energy development, spurred on by state incentives for renewables and higher gas prices.
Nov 7, 2008   The Los Angeles Times
I'm in philadelphia for a few days to attend the symposium "Re-Imagining Cities: Urban Design After the Age of Oil". Blog Post
Nov 7, 2008   By Nate Berg
The American Society of Landscape Architects has released a study revealing that while most adults practice energy-efficient strategies at home, they are considerably less green in their yards and lawns.
Nov 6, 2008   Land Online
Interest in houses made from shipping containers has been rising in Hawaii, where these inexpensive homes' designs can range from studios to multistory apartments.
Nov 5, 2008   The Honolulu Adviser
The security border fence designed to combat illegal immigration into the U.S. is raising concerns over its impact on habitats and wildlife.
Nov 5, 2008   OneWorld.net
One architecture critic addresses two skyscraper-related conundrums: Decorative lighting that tops the buildings are energy inefficient, and they are dangerous to migrating birds.
Nov 4, 2008   Chicago Tribune
This piece from the <em>Pittsburgh Tribune-Review</em> looks at the rising amount of wildlife being seen in urban Pittsburgh. According to local experts, this trend has both good and bad implications.
Nov 4, 2008   Pittsburgh Tribune-Review
By planting in under-utilized backyards, farmer Trevor Paque has brought small-scale farming to more than 50 homes across San Francisco -- a decentralized farm expected to feed more than 150 families come spring.
Nov 4, 2008   USA Today
Sixty years after twenty people died from air pollution spewing from a steel and zinc mill in Donora, PA (just outside Pittsburgh) in perhaps the worst air quality tragedy in the U.S., a museum has opened to commemorate and learn from the tragedy.
Nov 4, 2008   The New York Times