History / Preservation

July 12, 2005, 6am PDT
The author of "Guns, Germs and Steel" turns his attentions to ancient civilizations -- and what modern society can learn from their collapse.
AlterNet
June 20, 2005, 1pm PDT
A prominent environmentalists asks why Americans have such a fascination with owning things -- including the past.
Environmental News Network
June 20, 2005, 6am PDT
Respected musician Ry Cooder explores the politics and consequences of urban development in his latest album.
The Los Angeles Times
June 12, 2005, 1pm PDT
Heliopolis was built in 1905 in the middle of the desert, 10 miles from Cairo, as the living image of the contemporary European ideal of a garden city.
Egypt Today
June 9, 2005, 7am PDT
The National Trust names the "Journey Through Hallowed Ground" corridor in its list of the most endangered historic places.
The Baltimore Sun
June 9, 2005, 5am PDT
US preservation group wants to team up with Cuba in a controversial effort to save the author's residence.
The Christian Science Monitor
May 28, 2005, 5am PDT
Fallujah, once known as the "city of mosques", is still largely in ruins four months after major fighting in the city ended.
Reuters AlertNet
May 19, 2005, 1pm PDT
Plans for the California river finally overcome all obstacles.
Los Angeles Times
May 16, 2005, 12pm PDT
Turn of the century courthouses in the South are changing with the times, while retaining their sense of history.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
May 1, 2005, 5am PDT
Increasingly, historic perservationists are using revitalization as a tool to save cities’ treasured buildings in historic cores.
The Planning Report
April 25, 2005, 11am PDT
A 53-minute documentary from 1961 on Philadelphia's traffic congestion problems, reported by legendary local TV newsman John Facenda, is recovered and restored.
NBC10-Philadelphia
April 24, 2005, 7am PDT
A military regime's attempt at conservation worries experts.
International Herald Tribune
April 8, 2005, 1pm PDT
A new study quantifies a substantial return on historic tax credits in Rhode Island.
Grow Smart RI
April 1, 2005, 10am PST
Officials at the National Trust for Historic Preservation that the role of preservation is changing to include neighborhood revitalization and the fight against urban sprawl.
The New York Times
March 25, 2005, 2pm PST
Establishing a military base on the site of the ancient city of Babylon called a "reckless act of cultural vandalism."
The Nation
March 24, 2005, 1pm PST
The only way to identify and hopefully preserve the architectural gems in a vast, overlooked neighborhood is to catalog every single building in it.
The San Francisco Chronicle
March 21, 2005, 10am PST
Thomas L. Friedman writes that the Bush administration's energy policy and the "obsession" to drill for oil in Alaska's wildlife refuge "endangers" the U.S.
Star Tribune
March 15, 2005, 2pm PST
The city with nation's oldest and largest collections of historical structures cannot afford the tens of millions of dollars needed to acquire and preserve them.
St. Augustine Record
March 9, 2005, 7am PST
Historic value can't always save buildings by Frank Lloyd Wright from demolition.
The Christian Science Monitor
March 8, 2005, 6am PST
A Washington Native American tribe confronts the state for building over the burial sites of its ancestors.
Seattle Weekly