8 hours ago
The selection of Scott Pruitt, a climate change denier, who is suing the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, signals the incoming Trump Administration's antipathy for the environmental legacy of its predecessor.
The Army Corps of Engineers denied Energy Transfer Partners an easement for the Dakota Access Pipeline under Lake Oahe, advising them to explore alternative routing and conduct an environmental review, granting indigenous peoples a rare victory.
6 days ago
The young prime minister's approval to almost triple the capacity of the Kinder Morgan pipeline comes as a surprise given Trudeau's concern for climate change. He approved another Alberta oil sands pipeline but rejected a third.
December 1, 2016, 5am PST
Elaine Chao served all eight years as President George W. Bush's former Secretary of Labor and also under his father's administration as Deputy Secretary of Transportation. She is married to Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
November 29, 2016, 2pm PST
A new study by Trulia casts doubt on the fears of neighborhood activists resistant to the idea of low-income housing.
November 18, 2016, 6am PST
Expect a decision on how much the New York MTA plans to raise fares by January 2017.
November 4, 2016, 11am PDT
In an effort to curb traffic accidents, which typically increase with longer nights, New York is launching a 'dusk and darkness' ad campaign.
October 29, 2016, 9am PDT
A look at Parkchester, one of four planned communities built by the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company in New York City, circa 1940s. The complex includes over 12,000 rental and ownership apartments, located near the #6 subway.
October 26, 2016, 9am PDT
The McKinsey Global Institute wants to help California build 3.5 million homes by 2025.
October 24, 2016, 10am PDT
Suddenly, the business practices of Airbnb seem to be under attack in many locations—including one of the company's most lucrative markets.
October 23, 2016, 1pm PDT
New York City provides a case study in the effort to satisfy growing demand with more mixed-use development.
October 23, 2016, 5am PDT
Though many retirement communities still look just as they have for many decades—defined by cul-de-sacs and golf courses—many seniors are looking for a more urban lifestyle.
October 17, 2016, 10am PDT
An historic agreement reached by 170 global leaders in Kigali, Rwanda on October 15 to limit hydrofluorocarbons could have more of an impact on reducing climate change than the carbon emission agreement reached in Paris ten days earlier.
October 17, 2016, 5am PDT
The New York Times looks into the decline of New Jersey Transit commuter railroad, rated as outstanding only nine years ago. Much of the decline can be traced to decisions by the Christie administration beginning in 2010.
October 15, 2016, 7am PDT
In the wake of Hurricane Matthew, a researcher calls attention to the method behind the federal spending on billions of dollars of investment in unsustainable beaches.
October 12, 2016, 9am PDT
One of the few mentions of cities during the second presidential debate came when Donald Trump described the states of "inner cities" in the country. The explanation didn't sit well with some experts.
October 10, 2016, 10am PDT
The National Transportation Safety Board has determined that the minute before the Sept. 29 crash, the engineer suddenly accelerated, hurling the train into the wall of Hoboken Terminal, killing one person. They will work to find out why.
October 6, 2016, 10am PDT
A controversial biomass amendment added to the Senate's energy bill would make the burning of wood for energy purposes a renewable source of energy. While the proposal has broad, bipartisan Congressional support, many groups oppose it.
September 28, 2016, 9am PDT
Nearly 500,000 people in the rural parts of the United States cannot afford modern plumbing.
September 28, 2016, 7am PDT
With more than 600,000 daily commuters passing through, Penn Station is one of the busiest transit halls in the Western Hemisphere. Finally, there's a plan in place to make necessary repairs without making the commute even more unbearable.