Environment

It's a temporary cap, but it means that thousands of Porter Ranch, Los Angeles residents can return home. SoCalGas has begun the process of permanently capping the leak of the huge natural gas storage field first detected on Oct. 23.
18 hours ago   KTLA5
"The hard lesson here is that infrastructure systems built to make cities resilient in one era may not serve them well at all in another era," writes Jon Christensen.
Jan 6, 2016   LA Observed
"It's too cold to walk here" is often the response to the subject of livability in northern climes. Hazel Borys hails from the third coldest city of its size on earth and talks walkable winter cities.
Jan 6, 2016   PlaceShakers
A public apology wasn't going to cut it for Volkswagen after the car company was revealed to have cheated on emissions testing.
Jan 5, 2016   U.S. Department of Justice
Belgian architect Vincent Callebaut has released a series of futuristic and amazing drawings that envision what sustainable, floating cities could possibly look like.
Jan 3, 2016   Huffpost Science
Hindsight is 20-20, but so to sometimes is the foresight of geologists. That was the case prior to the flooding that struck St. Louis this December.
Jan 3, 2016   St. Louis Post-Dispatch
Miami Beach is drafting its own textbook for how to respond to sea level rise. The New Yorker provides in-depth coverage of a region under siege by the sea that surrounds it.
Dec 30, 2015   The New Yorker
Blog Post
I have a mental conception of what sprawl looks like: mostly air with vinyl exoskeleton and asphalt driveways—the ubiquitous 'burbs. Blog Post
Dec 29, 2015   By Steven Snell
Unusually mild and dry weather in much of Italy has worsened air quality so much that city governments are acting to reduce emissions from one of the chief sources of air pollution by enacting odd-even license restrictions on driving.
Dec 29, 2015   The New York Times - Europe
A French economist created a powerful visualization of the rise of carbon emission hot spots from a few locations in Europe to every developed and developing corner of the world.
Dec 28, 2015   CityLab
A study of CEQA litigation revealed widespread abuse that experts say undermines California's environmental sustainability goals.
Dec 27, 2015   The Planning Report