Government / Politics

The nation's first standards requiring power plants to reduce hazardous emissions, including the neurotoxin mercury, a coal-burning by-product, was upheld by a federal appeals court in a major win for public health, the EPA, and President Obama.
16 hours ago   The Wall Street Journal - Politics and Policy
As part of its extensive coverage of water issues in the U.S., <em>The New York Times</em> looks at the aging water systems that plague American cities and what it would cost to fix them.
Mar 16, 2010   The New York Times
Google has launched a new experimental effort to visualize much of the public data it now searches and displays.
Mar 15, 2010   Los Angeles Times
High housing prices cannot be blamed on land conservation efforts, at least not in Silicon Valley, is the word from researchers at Stanford University.
Mar 13, 2010   Stanford University News
This research paper focuses on how land use planners are continuing to plan and develop cities and urban areas in ways that increase traffic and congestion.
Mar 13, 2010   Science Direct
Approved plans for a 10,000 square foot mansion in Berkeley, California have been classified "green" by the city's environmental rating system. Neighbors and environmentalists, however, say the house is hardly an environmental model.
Mar 12, 2010   The New York Times
The City of San Francisco has for years had a "Sunshine" ordinance, requiring that public agencies make their documents and proceedings available to the public. But recent reviews show that sunshine has been hard to find in the city of fog.
Mar 12, 2010   San Francisco Bay Guardian
China has announced plans to extend its high speed rail network Wetsward across the continent, connecting its eastern shores to Europe.
Mar 12, 2010   the transport politic
The city of Miami is putting its 311 phone system and the civic problems it's used to report online, enabling residents and city officials to easily track local problems.
Mar 12, 2010   Government Technology
The Center for Public Integrity continues its investigation into who is influencing transportation policy at the federal level. They found that lack of governmental focus has left the door open for developers to point the way.
Mar 11, 2010   Center for Public Integrity
California republicans are arguing that the state's environmental laws are hurting the economy. This editorial from the <em>Los Angeles Times</em> questions the wisdom of that argument and wonders what negative impacts would come from lifting CEQA.
Mar 11, 2010   Los Angeles Times