Environment

June 6, 2016, 5am PDT
After a long night fighting a fire that erupted when a 96-car oil train carrying Bakken crude from North Dakota derailed on June 3 in Mosier, Oregon, the fire chief called for an end to shipping the volatile oil by rail.
The Oregonian
June 5, 2016, 5am PDT
Stony Island, located next to Grosse Ile in the Detroit River, is the location for an ongoing habitat restoration effort.
Detroit Free Press
June 3, 2016, 1pm PDT
Recently released flood maps created by FEMA for the city of New Orleans are receiving criticism for being 'overly optimistic' when it comes to risks posed by hurricanes and rising sea levels.
The New York Times
June 3, 2016, 12pm PDT
A state legislation package is aiming to clear hurdles obstructing the development of autonomous vehicles.
GOV TECH - FUTURE STRUCTURE
June 3, 2016, 7am PDT
The carefree days of driving any-old-junker-they-please are over for Parisians, and they'll be even further obsolete when the calendar changes from June to July.
CityLab
June 2, 2016, 10am PDT
The Rockefeller Foundation’s global initiative for urban resilience rounded out its membership this month with the addition of 37 cities.
The Guardian
May 31, 2016, 9am PDT
Resilience, as such, isn't a problem. But Alex Beam takes issue with the current flood of resilience-related jargon. Can you blame him?
The Boston Globe
May 28, 2016, 1pm PDT
When it comes to one particularly invasive plant species in Pittsburgh, some food retail businesses are saying, "if you can't beat it, eat it."
The Wall Street Journal
May 28, 2016, 11am PDT
Even natural attractions outside of urban areas have parking shortages and congestion problems.
The Oregonian
May 28, 2016, 9am PDT
'Huge' is an understatement. Revenues were less than 2 percent of what was forecasted. The uncertainty of the continuance of the program may be responsible. The plummet in revenues to high-speed rail adds to uncertainty of the $64 billion project.
The Sacramento Bee
May 28, 2016, 7am PDT
As with most natural disasters, it's not a question of 'if' but 'when' when it comes to the eruption of Mount Rainier in Washington state. Scientists lay out a scenario for what to expect when the volcano erupts.
KUOW
May 27, 2016, 8am PDT
In October 2014, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti acted to make the city more resilient from drought and climate change. In 2016, we get an update from leaders Gary Hildebrand and Marty Adams on L.A.'s stormwater capture systems.
The Planning Report
May 26, 2016, 2pm PDT
Turning 100 the same year as New York's first Zoning Code? The National Park Service, of course. The momentous occasion is likely to find the parks more popular than ever.
FiveThirtyEight
May 26, 2016, 12pm PDT
In South Florida, much of the focus in dealing with seal level rise has been on pumps and property values. A strong case is emerging, however, for the protection of the natural environment of the Everglades.
Capital Public Radio
May 25, 2016, 8am PDT
The Washington Post provides feature-length coverage of an ongoing, long-lasting controversy over a proposal by a wealthy landowner to donate 87,500 acres for the purposes of creating a new national park.
The Washington Post
May 25, 2016, 6am PDT
Gustav Milne makes a simple argument via The Guardian: urbanization "is bad for us."
The Guardian
May 23, 2016, 9am PDT
A Chicago nonprofit drew criticism for opposing the planned Lucas Museum in favor of a large parking lot. But the organization says it fits into their mission of promoting open space.
Chi.Streetsblog
Blog post
May 19, 2016, 1pm PDT
In the tradition of great urban landscapes, the Hills of Governors Island will soon challenge the status quo and create a dynamic new type of park for all people to enjoy.
Mark Hough
May 19, 2016, 10am PDT
With an earthquake due to shake up the Pacific Northwest in the not so distant future, Portland has provided an online map to identify potentially vulnerable buildings in danger of suffering major damage when the big one hits.
The Oregonian
May 19, 2016, 8am PDT
The Platte to Park Hill project would install new stormwater detention facilities at a golf course near Downtown Denver. Opponents to the project say it’s a burden on the neighborhood and a benefit to development interests farther down the watershed.
The Denver Post