Environment

Natural gas drilling was recently approved in North Carolina, but new operations are now on hold until the state Supreme Court resolves an issue about the process for appointing environmental review positions.
May 21, 2015   WRAL
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) Blog Post
Jan 15, 2010   By Michael Lewyn
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
The videos from the time-lapse images compiled from NASA Earth Observatory show some most impressive conquests of man over environment.
Jun 7, 2009   THE DIRT
We're sorry to be buzz kills. But we've heard this one before. Like in 1990. And 1910. Do the automakers have the juice this time?
May 25, 2009   Salon.com
The present threat of a global pandemic reveals the fundamental problem with visions for 'sustainable cities' relying on urban agriculture: there are important medical reasons for separating livestock operations from people.
May 1, 2009   BLDG BLOG