August 31, 2005, 5am PDT
An excerpt from John McPhee's book, "The Control of Nature", shows why New Orleans has always been vulnerable to flooding.
July 22, 2005, 11am PDT
"Raising Less Corn More Hell" asserts that modern farming methods actually are counter-productive to countering world hunger.
November 29, 2004, 9am PST
Are wireless networks set to become the new revitalization and urban renewal strategy for the city of the 21st century?
November 20, 2004, 11am PST
The latest Pixar film "The Incredibles" features personal monorail vehicles; now a company in Minnesota is set to make them a reality.
October 27, 2004, 9am PDT
For the past five years, growth in solar and wind power has increased by 30% per year. Yet the Bush Administration's energy policy has failed to respond to this opportunity.
October 14, 2004, 6am PDT
As Safe Routes to School programs spread throughout the U.S., so do liability concerns that can squelch the walking and bicycling programs before they start.
July 10, 2004, 11am PDT
Large houses built with green building methods may be more environmentally damaging than smaller houses that are less green.
May 21, 2004, 10am PDT
"Second generation traffic calming" -- removing traffic controls and allowing people and cars to mix freely -- has been successful in Europe and is catching on in the U.K.
January 30, 2003, 4am PST
A new film from director Richard Linklater offers a daring vision for the World Trade Center memorial: A 16-acre park full of free-roaming bison.
January 7, 2003, 8am PST
President Bush's 'war on nature' could have catastrophic consequences.
November 29, 2002, 4am PST
As the debate over the future of the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge continues, drilling and mining on federally-managed lands has already commenced in the lower-48 states without Congressional approval.
November 28, 2002, 4am PST
Anthony York says the GOP takeover of the Senate starts a new phase in the battle over the environment.
November 1, 2002, 7am PST
SUVs don't just guzzle gas and pollute. They are also dangerous to drive. The author of "High and Mighty" explodes the myth that SUVs are safer.
June 10, 2002, 9am PDT
A conversation with Richard Florida, author of "The Rise of the Creative Class: And How It's Transforming Work, Leisure, Community and Everyday Life."
May 2, 2002, 6am PDT
Cesar Pelli, architect of the world's tallest towers, talks about Ground Zero, the future of skyscrapers and New York's skyline.
March 19, 2002, 10am PST
A 1300 acre development of 10 communities is marketed as being "inspired" by the paintings of Thomas Kinkade and promises a return to "simpler times." But it should not be mistaken for New Urbanism.
January 29, 2002, 11am PST
EPA ombudsman Robert J. Martin makes "conflict of interest" allegations againstEPA head Christine Todd Whitman.
November 24, 2001, 6am PST
Recent events in the U.S. have highlighted the need for an integrated transportation network. Th nation's train system that has been suffering from decades of neglect should be strengthened.
September 20, 2001, 1pm PDT
Samuel Mockbee, winner of a MacArthur Foundation 'Genius' grant, talks about the relevance of architecture, his influences, and why you shouldn't "trust anyone under 50."
September 13, 2001, 7am PDT
A professor of Civil Engineering at UC Berkeley presents his analysis of why the World Trade Center towers collapsed after being hit by jetliners. This article also provides an overview of the history and structural system of the towers.