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
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
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
Two down, two to go. Rarely has a regional transportation/land use plan been sued by so many diverse groups. Environmentalists settled with Bay Area regional planning agencies with assurances that the 2017 plan will better account for GHG reductions.
Jun 24, 2014 Contra Costa Times
In a 5-4 decision on June 23, the Supreme Court ruled that EPA erred in the permitting processes for new carbon-cutting rules. However, most of the Clean Power Plant rule that reduces emissions 30 percent will not be affected.
Jun 23, 2014 Los Angeles Times
A hedge fund manager recently took it upon himself to bring 20 goats into Detroit as an experiment of urban agriculture. The city quickly shipped the herd off, but fans of goats wonder why these animals shouldn't have a place in the city.
Jun 22, 2014 NPR The Salt