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March 12, 2009, 12pm PDT
Cities are increasingly taking on a larger share of new residential development, according to a new analysis by the Environmental Protection Agency.
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February 13, 2009, 2pm PST
A special transit pass meant to promote the annual Philadelphia Beer Week accidentally used the Manhattan skyline in the background.
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February 1, 2009, 5am PST
Nearly half of Americans want to move to a different part of the country, according to a new survey. Denver and San Diego rated as the most desirable cities to relocate to.
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January 7, 2009, 6am PST
Cities like Alexandria, VA and Agoura Hills, CA have taken to relaxing sign restrictions for the sake of boosting local business.
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December 4, 2008, 9am PST
Around the country, cities have been forced to scrimp by cutting back on holiday-themed light displays.
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November 21, 2008, 9am PST
According to the Federal Highway Administration, the number of miles driven in the U.S. declined by 4.4% since last year.
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November 13, 2008, 11am PST
FEMA has redone official maps of flood-prone areas across the country, designating some as flood zones for the first time.
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November 6, 2008, 10am PST
Some residents living too close to wind turbines are feeling the negative effects of the noise they produce: nausea, headaches, and vertigo, to name a few.
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November 5, 2008, 6am PST
Quirky, artistic bike racks are cropping up in cities around the country--a trend that benefits more than just cyclists.
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November 4, 2008, 7am PST
By planting in under-utilized backyards, farmer Trevor Paque has brought small-scale farming to more than 50 homes across San Francisco -- a decentralized farm expected to feed more than 150 families come spring.
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October 12, 2008, 11am PDT
As land continues to disappear along the Gulf Coast and hurricane damages increase, many are beginning to reconsider whether to rebuild or retreat.
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October 9, 2008, 8am PDT
The economic crisis is the latest hindrance to stall rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. From issues of boosting homeownership to restoring tourism, the Big Easy's road to recovery is looking bumpier than ever.
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October 8, 2008, 5am PDT
Chicago preservationists are urging owners of the last of the city's neon signs to keep them intact.
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September 30, 2008, 11am PDT
Washington State is telling local governments that they need to ban carwashing in driveways, where runoff goes into storm drains and pollutes groundwater.
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September 25, 2008, 7am PDT
Public plazas have been cropping up along Broadway and Madison Square in New York, occupying spaces that were once traffic lanes.
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August 27, 2008, 10am PDT
When big boxes go under, they leave big holes. Communities across America are coming up with some creative ways to reuse the huge spaces left behind when big box retailers move out.
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August 11, 2008, 8am PDT
Colleges across the country are trying new incentive programs to get students to leave their cars behind when school starts.
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August 11, 2008, 5am PDT
A new census of Muslim congregations is reviving controversies over how many Muslims are in the U.S., how they are counted and why it matters.
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August 1, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>This article from <em>USA Today</em> looks at how some big cities are reacting to rising energy prices. Two examples from metropolitan Phoenix highlight the fact that it is not only suburbs that are being forced to respond.</p>
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July 28, 2008, 10am PDT
<p>Some states have made progress in repairing old bridges since the 2007 Minneapolis bridge collapse, but many states still have thousands in disrepair. Billions are needed to get them up-to-date.</p>
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