Environment

A new interactive map titled "1,001 Blistering Future Summers" displays predicted daytime summer heat temperatures for 1,001 cities in the United States for the year 2100.
3 hours ago   CityLab
The GreaterPlaces website gathered information from the "Shared Stormwater Systems as Economic Incentives" panel at the 2014 APA National Conference to outline how shared stormwater systems can enhance the environment and retain business.
Jul 8, 2014   GreaterPlaces
California has approved nearly $700 million in "emergency" drought relief funding, but much of it remains unspent, which begs the question: Are emergency measures an appropriate of effective response to the drought?
Jul 7, 2014   Capital Public Radio
When the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers announced its preference for a $1.08 billion plan to restore habitat in the Los Angeles River, many credited Lewis MacAdams's fight to change the city's relationship with its waterway over nearly three decades.
Jul 3, 2014   The Planning Report
Resent research in JPER details the role of planners in protecting the public from the risks associated with pipelines (open access until August 15, 2014). Opinion
Jul 3, 2014   By JPER
A key regulation in California's war on global warming emissions withstood a major court challenge by the energy industry—both oil and corn ethanol—when the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear their challenge to an Appeals Court ruling on June 30.
Jul 2, 2014   San Francisco Chronicle
Christian McPhate and Ashlea Sigman provide a thorough and insightful read about the environmental impacts of Texas' water management policies, especially along the Brazos River, a drought-stricken water supply that cuts across the state.
Jun 29, 2014   The Dallas Morning News
The green, quieter model runs on lithium batteries and gets 100 miles per charge. The Milwaukee company hopes it will appeal to a younger, urban, environmentally-conscious demographic as it's main market has been "aging white male baby boomers."
Jun 26, 2014   The Wall Street Journal
A new study by the World Bank examines the benefits for policies addressing clean transportation, energy efficiency in industry, and energy efficiency in buildings in five countries and the European Union.
Jun 26, 2014   The World Bank
Thinking sustainably usually means taking the long view, so it is inspiring to see the rapid progress occurring in the burgeoning EcoDistrict movement for district-scale urban revitalization. Opinion
Jun 25, 2014   By Walker Wells
Allegheny County officials have embarked on an experiment to allow companies to drill for oil and gas below one of the county's eight parks. Whether operations expand beyond the initial test site remains to be seen.
Jun 25, 2014   Pittsburgh Post-Gazette