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In a huge victory for fracking opponents and a major blow to the shale gas drilling industry, the New York Court of Appeals, the state's highest, ruled on June 30 that municipalities can use zoning laws to enact fracking bans or moratoria.
Jul 4, 2014   USA Today
Planners in cities across the country are installing electronic sensors to track how many people are making use of bike lanes and trails.
May 17, 2010   USA Today
HOAs are mandated to protect the aesthetics of their community. That goal is clashing with many who want to install solar panels on their roofs. States are fighting back with laws prohibiting HOAs from banning panels.
May 13, 2010   USA Today
Student Dallas Hanks saw unused land on the sides of highways being landscaped and thought the land could be used more effectively. His ideas have resulted in a project to grow crops for biodiesel on these embankments.
May 13, 2010   USA Today
Across the country, grey-to-green transformations are in the works, capping freeways to reconnect neighborhoods with urban parks.
May 7, 2010   USA Today
With more than 500 energy-efficient homes with environmentally friendly features are being built in New Orleans. This rise in green building is being called one of the positive legacies of Hurricane Katrina.
Apr 13, 2010   USA Today
Portland's "Green Streets" program is becoming a new tourist attraction in the city, which officials from other cities are visiting to learn from the Pacific Northwest's model water treatment infrastructure.
Mar 30, 2010   USA Today
Digital billboards with flashing and changing images are being outlawed in cities across the country.
Mar 25, 2010   USA Today
The don't bite. They don't need much space. They follow kids around like a dog. We're talking about miniature goats. Planning commissions across the country are being asked to moved the hooved animals into the "pet" category.
Mar 9, 2010   USA Today
A number of hotels across the country have found that having a resident ghost is good for the bottom line, attracting tourists and thrillseekers.
Mar 1, 2010   USA Today
After more than two years of declines in American driving patterns, the amount of driving seems to be on the rise.
Feb 26, 2010   USA Today