The Gulf Coast is home to diverse ethnic and racial communities that have already endured decades of pollution from chemical and petroleum industries. The BP leak may be the "nail in the coffin" for many of these communities, writes Jordan Flaherty.
Jun 17, 2010 Truthout
William Rivers Pitt says it's all too easy to blame BP or the politicians who deregulated the oil industry. Ultimately, he says, all of us are to blame for the Gulf oil disaster and the damage wrought by fossil fuels.
Jun 13, 2010 Truthout
While the scale and extent of the oil blowout in the Gulf of Mexico are still unknown, the potential damage could mean a severe blow to the Gulf's $234 billion economy.
May 30, 2010 CNN Money
In the wake of the Gulf of Mexico oil catastrophe, Geography professor Jason Henderson calls out "green" liberals who insist on driving.
May 6, 2010 AlterNet
In Orange, California, city codes require that front yards be 40% landscaping. After considerately adding drought-resistant plants and bark to save water, the city sued an Orange couple.
Mar 3, 2010 www.latimes.com
An interdisciplinary team of urban designers, architects, and analysts have proposed a neo-retro-futurist scenario for making downtown Portland nearly car-free by 2050.
Jan 18, 2010 Hugeasscity
Every so often, one sees an article arguing that one mode of
transportation is cheaper, more efficient, or less dangerous than another
because it uses less energy/kills more people/costs more per passenger-mile. (1)
Jan 15, 2010 By
Carolyn Steel gives a talk inspired by her new book "Hungry Cities," about the history of feeding urban areas, and the ways in which food might reach increasingly urban populations in the future.
Oct 12, 2009 TED.com
Cities are warming up to the idea that planning for the future means more car sharing programs and fewer parking spaces.
Jun 13, 2009 The New York Times
Hayward, which is an East Bay suburb of San Francisco, has laid the groundwork for a nearly car-free housing development for environmentally conscious living.
Jun 9, 2009 San Francisco Chronicle