An op-ed by Daniel Freedman explains how a legal spat over an 850-square-foot "granny flat" affected hundreds of units around Los Angeles. The city's attempt to rectify the problems with its second unit ordinance has encountered more resistance.
Water levels have started to rise in China's massive Three Gorges project, one of the most ambitious engineering projects ever involving the resettlement of up to two million people. Is this an environmental catastrophe in the making?
Conservation groups have learned that the Bush Administration is planning to undermine one of the most important protections offered by the federal Endangered Species Act: critical habitat designation.
Opponents of the amended Everglades Forever Act say the new law changes the intent of the old -- lacking pollution limits, deadlines and requirements that polluters paywhile proponents say amendments authorize a sound plan.