American drinking water meets federal safety standards, but some say it's only because those standards are far too low and don't accurately reflect the potential for contamination.
Dec 18, 2009 The New York Times
New York City's Gowanus Canal has been heavily polluted for years. Mayor Bloomberg said the cleanup would happen, but it never did. Now the EPA is calling the troubled waterway a Superfund site and the city is kickstarting action.
Nov 12, 2009 The Architect's Newspaper
Atlanta tops a list of the most polluted cities in the country, according to an analysis of EPA data by <em>Forbes</em>.
Nov 6, 2009 Forbes
This investigation from <em>The New York Times</em> examines water pollution records from across the country and finds more than half a million violations that are causing deadly pollution to local water resources.
Sep 15, 2009 The New York Times
Tufts urban planning professor Justin Hollander appeared on C-SPAN's Washington Journal to answer questions about his new book, <em>Polluted & Dangerous: America's Worst Abandoned Properties and What Can Be Done About Them.</em>
Sep 14, 2009 Washington Journal
Mayor Yu Qun has transformed the city of Baoding, China into what some are calling the world's first "carbon-positive" city -- mainly by shifting away from polluting industries to the renewable energy industry.
Aug 13, 2009 The Christian Science Monitor
Contaminated water is bad news for cities, unless nobody knows about it. This post from <em>Good</em> looks at some of the most notorious water contamination cover ups in recent U.S. history.
Jul 21, 2009 Good
The city of Santa Monica has just unveiled its first segment of green street, one where rainwater runoff seeps into porous pavement and landscaping.
Jul 17, 2009 The Lookout
Wired Science reports that there are now 770,000 green jobs among 62,800 businesses in the U.S., which makes up 3.7 percent of the overall job market.
Jun 16, 2009 Wired
Restorationists and environmentalists are placing their focus on urban streams and creeks, which struggle with urban pollution. Working to clean them up is turning out to be a good way to create jobs and stimulate the local economy.
Jun 13, 2009 High Country News