In NYC, unlike most areas in the United States, buildings, rather than transportation, are the major source of carbon emissions. Passive buildings, with their negligible heating and cooling costs, could help meet carbon reduction goals.
6 hours ago   The New York Times - Real Estate
<p>When California declared a statewide drought, a couple decided to let their front lawn die.</p>
Jul 10, 2008   RedOrbit
<p>Officials in Africa have approved a plan to plant a "wall of trees" across the continent to prevent the southward spread of the Sahara desert due to winds and drought.</p>
Jul 10, 2008   Environmental News Network
<p>The eight states bordering on the five Great Lakes are about to come to an agreement about how the lakes' precious water is used and who can use it.</p>
Jul 8, 2008   NPR
In my recent post outlining Council's approval of the EcoDensity Charter and Initial Actions I referenced that two new rezoning policies approved by Council (Actions A-1 and A-2) may give Vancouver the highest green requirements for private-sector building design and large site design in North America. Here are these two policies that are in effect as of May 13, 2008.  Blog Post
Jul 7, 2008   By Brent Toderian
Former Maryland Governor Parris N. Glendening says that Americans are tired of feeling like victims and are ready for innovative changes in how they live and get around. Exclusive
Jul 7, 2008  By Parris Glendening
<p>It has been a long time since the State of California was a public policy innovator. But a draft plan for implementing a greenhouse gas reduction law places California right on the cutting edge.</p>
Jul 7, 2008   California Planning & Development Report
<p>A recent study by the Maryland Department of Natural Resources says sprawl is to blame for declining natural resources in Chesapeake Bay.</p>
Jul 6, 2008   Delmarva Now
<p>Florida's plans to purchase nearly 300 square miles of land for Everglades restoration may face some significant challenges, according to skeptics.</p>
Jul 5, 2008   The New York Times
<p>The Mississippi and Missouri rivers were once dramatically wider, but a century of re-engineering has constricted their courses, making "flood magnification" inevitable.</p>
Jul 3, 2008   Salon
<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